Anthology Volume 1

Play along charts to some of Mike’s most well known drum Parts – get inside the drum parts created by Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater!

Play along charts and transcriptions to some of Mike’s most well known drum Parts – Get inside the parts exactly how Mike played them!!

Hand-picked by Mike Portnoy for this Anthology book, including classic music by Dream Theater, spanning from their 1992 release “Omages And Words” through their 1999 masterpiece,”Scenes From A Memory.”Transcribed are some of Mike’s most memorable drum performances from songs such as Metropolis Part 1, 6:00, and Hell’s Kitchen. Also included in its entirety is the 17-minute masterpiece “When The Water Breaks” from Liquid Tension Experiment 2, and finally, the 31-minute epic” Of The Above” from Transatlantic’s amazing SMPTe album, every note of it!

Over 90 minutes of music transcribed note-for-note, Performance notes by Mike, Detailed transcription notes for each songs, Handwritten charts used by Mike in the studio, Diagrams of the drum kits that Mike used on each recording.Using this book will provide invaluable insight into the playing of one of today’s most influential drummers and will help you unlock Mike’s bag of tricks so that you can incorporate them into your own playing.

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About Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy was born on April 20, 1967 and raised in Long Beach, New York, where his interest in music started at an early age. “My father was a rock n’ roll disc jockey, so I was always surrounded by music constantly. I had this huge record collection when I was real young and loved the Beatles and then later on Kiss. It was inevitable that I’d become a musician.”

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