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Anatomy of a Drum Solo Review

Fri, Mar 10, 2006@12:44PM | comments

[Riffs: Music on DVD]

Here's a short but sweet review of Neil Peart's Anatomy of Drum Solo instructional DVD from the Nashville City Paper online:

Whether you enjoy, detest or are just lukewarm towards the music of Rush, there's no denying the rhythmic talents of their drummer Neil Peart. He's among a handful of rock percussionists who can hold their own with the best stylists from any genre. Anatomy Of A Drum Solo (Hudson Music) is a two-disc set that visually deconstructs Peart's solo on "Der Trommier," offering his analysis of the notes he's chosen and why, as well as discussing his entire approach to drum soloing. The second disc includes more interviews and analysis, including a discussion with Peart's drum tech, plus performances with Rush of "Tom Sawyer" and "Subdivisions," and a previously unreleased solo from Rush's 1994 Counterparts tour. In addition, there's a note-for-note transcription of "Der Trommier" available as a PDF for players, and viewers can even pick their own edits of Peart's performance on that song, as well as access audio-only tracks "Momo's Dance Party" and "Pieces Of Eight." While a hefty portion of Rush's music doesn't do that much for me, Peart is a brilliant, imaginative and ferocious drummer. There's plenty to admire on Anatomy Of A Drum Solo.