Glen Velez: The Fantastic World of Frame Drums
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In this landmark video, Glen Velez, the world's leading frame drum player, shares with you his extraordinary techniques and musical perspectives. By concentrating on three prominent frame drums - the Irish Bodhran, North African Tar and Middle-Eastern Riq (tambourine) - Velez presents an array of techniques, tonal resources, rhythmic patterns, and expressive possibilities that can be creatively applied to any frame drum. Following each instructional segment there are exciting solo performances by Velez, which employ lesson elements and showcase the virtuosic capabilities and amazing versatility of frame drums. Layne Redmons joins Velez to demonstrate compositional considerations relating to playing frame drums in ensembles. As finale Velez and Redmond give an inspiring and dazzling performance of Velez's Internal Combustion. In addition to his world-acclaimed work wiht The Paul Winter Consort, Velez has performed or recorded with an impressive varietey of musicians and composers, including Mickey Hart, Richard Stoltzman, Steve Reich, John Cage, NEXUS and as the leader of his own ensembles. We are confident taht you will find The Fantastic World of Frame Drums by Glen Velez to be a continuing technical and creative resource.
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