Re-edited from the original masters, this companion DVD to Mel Bay's Complete Modern Drum Set Book offers challenging material for the intermediate to advanced drummer. All special effects have been removed and the sound track has been encoded in Dolby Digital stereo. Twenty-one play-along tracks, CueLink‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√´¬¨¬¢ and a metronome make this DVD the most valuable cutting edge educational tool for drummers on the market today. Addressing a multitude of styles such as jazz, Latin, rock, R&B, African and more, Frank Briggs presents masterful performances and concepts to guide your playing to a higher plane while improving your technique and raising your awareness of cutting edge concepts such as metric modulation, displaced beats, polyrhythms, and more. This DVD features complete performances of Red Moon, Home, Along the Mohawk, Sketch/Electric and more. It includes over 115 minutes of drumming and is the perfect companion to the Complete Modern Drum Set Book (nearly every page in the book is performed... including page headers and pattern numbers for easy reference). Most of the styles include musical examples so you can hear what the patterns sound like in context. Quick moving and packed with information, the DVD covers: The 40 International Rudiments; African beats; Polyrhythm; R&B, Funk, Rock, and Jazz; Odd Meter; Reggae, Latin, and Fusion; Shuffles and Second Line; Linear Patterns; Playing Over the Bar Line; Metric Modulation; Superimposed Meters; and more.