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Hal Leonard Beyond The Chops: Groove Musicality & Technique with Aaron Spears (2-DVD Set)  

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Showcases the rising star's phenomenal drumming that has been described as "beyond category."

Beyond the Chops: Groove Musicality & Technique is a 2-disc, 3-hour program offering amazing performances, insightful drum lessons and interviews with Aaron Spears. His natural talent, deliciously fat grooves, and incredible drumming skills are showcased in a set of spectacular performances with Gospel, R&B, Motown, rock, shuffle, and odd-meter tracks. The Beyond The Chops instructional DVD provides an in-depth look at Aaron's exceptional skills at combining a wide range of musical genres and influences into a seamless, powerful style of drumming that has placed him among the elite drummers emerging in the 21st century.

Following his blazing performance segments, Aaron hosts a Q&A session in front of a master class and then sits down with drumming icon Jojo Mayer for a candid interview covering everything from his Gospel roots to his recent work with Usher, the Backstreet Boys, and the American Idol Tour.

Aaron also provides a tutorial on the unique rhythmic vocabulary he has created with many of the grooves and fills transcribed in an accompanying 21-page printable eBook. For additional lesson support, the DVD also includes a special sub-menu that connects each notated exercise in the eBook directly to the video example it supports.

Special features in Beyond the Chops include slow-motion replays, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the Hudson team, and archival footage of Aaron's early days as a developing player.

  • 2 disk DVD set
  • Uncompressed PCM stereo audio
  • Includes 21 page printable eBook
  • 3 hour 7 minute running time
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