September MD cover artist Gil Sharone has built a career around his ability to navigate numerous styles in a convincing and authentic manner. If you don’t. Download Gil Sharone Wicked Beats – Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae Drumming dvd booklet, playalongs with cd disc for free without registration. Los Angeles native Gil Sharone is highly regarded as one of the most versatile . Gil Sharone’s ‘Wicked Beats’ is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming.

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Early in his professional career Sharone got the chance to play with the multi-genre masters Fishbone. Among the features of the Wicked Beats book are copious ad-lib variations, historical photos and information, and a recommended discography.

Gil Sharone’s Wicked Beats Book – Modern Drummer Magazine

September MD cover artist Gil Sharone has built a career around his ability to navigate numerous styles in a convincing and authentic manner.

This DVD addresses all of that.

You have to understand how it makes you feel, and internalize the pulse, the pocket, and get comfortable with those tempos. I’ve been playing reggae drums for many years now, and I know that there is a lack of quality material out there to teach others about reggae music or reggae drumming. This is basically a library of information within a tutorial on reggae drumming, music, history and philosophy.


When I wanted to dig deeper and see who invented this, I discovered the Skatalites and this beat that is so unique to Jamaican ska. Because of this, there are a lot of drummers who do not know how to play reggae, and it is evident in their feel and sound. In Memoriam — Lenny DiMuzio.

If you want to really play reggae like a pro, this is the way to go. Being raised in Los Angeles gave Sharone access to the best players in many styles, and he dove into ska and reggae with the same vigor as he did jazz and rock.

He also emphasizes that any player working through the book should not learn the patterns just from reading them. Now Wkcked has partnered with Hudson Music to publish a companion book to his instructional DVD, Wicked Beatswhich offers a historically based approach to reggae, ska, dub, and most other Jamaican drumming styles that have evolved since the s, with an emphasis on feel and style.

Wicked Beats

There is so much well thought out information and insight included that this DVD could be a source of study for any drummer’s lifetime. The first portion of this video addresses the origin of reggae music through the Nyabingi rhythm and philosophy. An overview of all included material: Gil plays along with traditional Nyabingi drummers a real treatsharonne he lets them explain Nyabingi philosophy, drumming as well as the purpose of the drums themselves.

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His explanations are perfect, and beatx reggae drumming is VERY powerful.

From that point on, the entire DVD encompasses everything you will need in order to play old school and modern reggae. My hat is really off to Gil for being so knowledgeable and knowing the music so well. Modern Drummer Festival Matt Starr on Mr.

Will be used according to our Privacy Policy. I am amazed at how much information is packed into this single DVD.

Gil Sharone’s Wicked Beats Book

While a good knowledge of gi other genres is helpful, Sharone says that a strong understanding of feel may be the most crucial concept in developing an authentic reggae sound.

Most of the educational videos and music I have seen over the years have terrible, honestly. Coming up, it was just a part of me. Add Wicked Beats to your library today!