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Liquid Drum Theater

Go in the studio with Mike Portnoy for in-depth looks at his Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment drum parts!

This video documents Mike Portnoy’s innovative drumming in the highly acclaimed fusion/progressive metal music of Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment.

Part One features music from both CDs by Liquid Tension Experiment. Mike performs 8 songs/segments and breaks down parts from each, explaining how to develop a “toolbox” of fills and patterns to draw from. Featured throughout is exclusive footage of the making of the first LTE album, as well as rare live footage of the band.

Part Two focuses on the music of Dream Theater. Mike performs 11 songs/segments from the Falling into Infinity and Scenes from a Memory CDs and isolates the drum parts from each song. He discusses playing in odd-time signatures, developing double bass technique, soloing and much more. Includes exclusive live footage of Dream Theater from their 1998 World Tour.

$14.99

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Instructors

  • Mike Portnoy

Instruments

  • Drums

Styles

  • Metal
  • Prog
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
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