Star Licks Master Series
Chet McCracken
& Chester Thompson
Video Training (VHS)
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Chet McCracken plays Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, Regal Tip Jazz Drum Sticks

Star Licks Master Series
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CHET McCRACKEN, member and contributing songwriter of the legendary Doobie Brothers, is among the most respected drummers in his field. He has recorded and performed with the band since their "One Step Closer" LP. Chet's catalogue of recording credits include Stevie Nicks, America, Rita Coolidge, Hank Williams, Jr and TommyTutone. Chet has also toured and recorded with Joe Walsh on his "The Confessor" Album Chet is currently touring and recording with his own band named, "CHET McCRACKEN'S JAZZ ROCK ORCHESTRA."

CHESTER THOMPSON, member of the group Genesis, has become known as the drummers' drummer. He has performed for over 26 consecutive years. His unique abilities and solid groove have gained Chester a real who's who list of performing and recording credits. Chester has performed with Ben E. King, Jack McDuff, George Duke, Phil Collins, The Pointer Sisters and Weather Report, to name just a few. He has recorded with Curtis Mayfield, Freddie Hubbard, Tata Vega, Peter Cetera, Alphonso Johnson, Tony Banks and was in the touring band with Frank Zappa for 2 years Among his many other attributes, Chester has been a resident clinician and master class instructor at the Grove School of Music.

Chet and Chester combine their awesome talents and years of performing knowledge into this jam-packed program. This very unique combination provides the viewer with two very different approaches to playing and tuning. You will hear their tips on selecting the proper kit, basic drum maintenance and how to tune your drums properly to get the best sound possible. They both discuss how to make the drums in your kit sound compatible with each other rather than a collection of oddballs Chet and Chester exchange philosophies relating to the snare and its very special place in the drum set-up Drum heads, muffling techniques and equipment are thoroughly covered Chester explains how to master the movement around the drums and how to
correct any bad habits and Chet demonstrates some simple groove patterns that every drummer should know. The enclosed booklet contains charts and diagrams describing Chet and Chester's set-ups as well as notated examples from the video This is truly a unique opportunity for you to receive a "private drum lesson" from two of today's finest and most versatile drummers

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