Having performed and/or recorded with artists such as Lady Gaga, Diddy,Kanye West, Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland, George“Spanky” McCurdy's playing has long been admired by awestruck drumming fans, and now he divulges his secrets on this DVD! The package comeswith an extensive 45-page eBook containing note-for-note transcriptions, and play-along MP3 versions of all tracks played by Spanky on the DVD.
Off Time/On Timeexplains and demonstrates a wealth of concepts, licks, and secrets totaking your playing to an entirely new level. One of the main topicscovered on the DVD is the ability to play creative grooves and fillsthat are extremely creative and can sound “off time.” Spanky performsmany examples, from basic to very advanced, where he shows you hisconcepts and secrets to “off time” playing. Examples are performed atdifferent metronome settings, and other approaches are explained,including taking an idea on one surface and moving it around kit. All ofthese examples are applicable to R&B, pop, rock, and gospel playingsituations.
Also covered are creative concepts to spice up yourdrumming tool kit, including cool ideas of Spanky's own creation such as“partial diddles,” “the echo,” “the CD skip,” and being able to playover-the-bar-line fills. There is also an extensive section on hand andfoot techniques and tricks, including foot doubles, before-and-aftereffects with the hi-hat, “sneak attack” bass drum technique, playing offtime with the ride cymbal, hi-hat/snare combinations, and much more.All of the concepts presented on the DVD are then demonstrated by Spankyas he plays along to several funky, melodic tracks of his owncomposition.
Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.
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