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Total Rhythm™ Products : DVDs

1. BOOM! Fitness DVD Released! DVD

2. Learn to Play Congas and Djembe with
Rhythm Adventure Vol. 1
DVD


3. Learn Brazilian Rhythms on the Pandeiro DVD

4. Learn CAXIXI DVD or DVD/Caxixi Package

5. Learn to Play Rebolo (and Tan-Tan)! DVD



Total Rhythm™ Products : CDs

1. Cream of Beat! Instructional World Rhythm CDs
Volume 1: Afro-Cuban Rumba Guaguanco


2. Cream of Beat! Instructional World Rhythm CDs
Volume 2: Afro-Cuban Rumba Columbia


3. Total Rhythm Fitness Program Root to the Fruit Play-Along CD


The Relevance of Rhythm: Why Drum?





BOOM! Fitness DVD Released!

$24.95 plus shipping/handling

Product Description:

Welcome to BOOM! Fitness, the dynamic new workout program that combines INTERNATIONAL RHYTHMS, dance, fitness and flow into a mid-impact aerobic workout for body and soul.

No experience with drums or dance needed! This DVD patiently teaches all rhythms and dance/fitness moves so you can start moving and grooving immediately!
  • LOSE WEIGHT
  • GET FIT
  • TONE MUSCLES
  • DE-STRESS
  • HAVE FUN!
Nearly TWO HOURS of expert instruction: drum rhythms, dance moves, fitness routines...it's all here! In addition, this breakthrough DVD includes TWO comprehensive workout routines:

Level 1 (13 mins.) gets you into the groove, moving and stepping in time with the beats, gradually adding dance/fitness moves along with rhythm breaks and phrasings.

Level 2 (15 mins.) takes it up a notch: adding high-energy international rhythms with dance/fitness combinations to deliver a supercharged mid-impact aerobic workout sure to leave you sweating and smiling.

BOOM! Be ready to stretch, sweat and smile!

Feel the Power of Your Natural Rhythm with BOOM! Fitness!


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Learn to Play Congas and Djembe with Rhythm Adventure Vol. 1
Price: $24.95 (plus shipping and handling)
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In this dynamic, hands-on DVD, The Drum Guy (Robert Wallace) shares his proven, step-by-step learning process to quickly and easily teach the 10 Most Popular World Rhythms: Samba from Brazil, New Orleans Funk, Salsa, Reggae, HipHop, Calypso from Trinidad, and more.....! Use these rhythms, many of which are centuries old, to enhance every aspect of your life: to help you slow down and feel more grounded and relaxed, to heal, to connect with others, to open your heart and soul to the music of the world.

Here is a brief description of the 10 Most Popular World Rhythms taught on this break-through DVD:
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  1. Afro (Congolese Zebola)
  2. Cuban Salsa
  3. Brazilian Samba
  4. Jamaican Reggae
  5. Ijexa
  6. HipHop
  7. Waltz
  8. New Orleans Funk
  9. Bellydance
  10. Calypso
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This DVD includes nearly TWO HOURS of EXPERT INSTRUCTION for beginner and experienced drummers alike. The Drum Guy gives a brief description of the historical and cultural background for each rhythm, and then patiently teaches you how to create the FOUR NOTES needed to play ALL TEN of the world's most popular rhythms.

The Drum Guy teaches these 10 rhythms on 7 different drums from around the world, so no matter what drum you play, these universal rhythms are available to you, right now!

Click below to learn more about the drums included on this DVD:
  1. Conga Drum
  2. Djembe Drum
  3. Bongos
  4. Rebolo
  5. Dumbek
  6. Banga
  7. Total Rhythm Drum
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The Drum Guy uses his highly effective, movement-based 4-step "Root to the Fruit" learning process to help you FEEL all 10 of these exciting rhythms in your body even BEFORE you touch a drum!
  1. You first SING the rhythm,
  2. Then you SING the rhythm and STEP the downbeat (the basic pulse of the rhythm),
  3. Next you SING the rhythm, STEP and CLAP the downbeat,
  4. Finally, you do all this with a SMILE on your face!
The Drum Guy has refined this 4-step Root to the Fruit process by teaching THOUSANDS of first-time and experienced drummers throughout the country. The process helps you to FEEL the rhythms in your body first, so they flow through you with natural ease and grace when you play them on your drum. After the Root to the Fruit process, The Drum Guy patiently walks you through EACH AND EVERY NOTE of ALL TEN of the world's most popular rhythms, teaching with insight, patience, and humor.

After learning the proper note sequence and phrasing, The Drum Guy utilizes an effective CALL and RESPONSE teaching style: he plays the rhythm, then you play the rhythm, and so on and so on....so that you hear the correct notes and phrasing and can then immediately reproduce them on your own. All rhythms are taught in a relaxed, unhurried style, with thorough instruction about drum and body positioning, hand technique, and overall musicality. All the while, The Drum Guy reminds you to have a smile on your face and enjoy the magic of playing world rhythms!

This landmark DVD includes a comprehensive section teaching you how to STRETCH before you play, "in the field" video segments showing the rhythms played in a performance context, and a bonus play-along section for each rhythm, without any stops or any variations whatsoever, to help you LOCK IN THE BEAT!

Within 2 hours, you will confidently play ALL 10 of the World's Most Popular Rhythms with ease and grace! And, you'll have a lot of fun doing it....The exciting world of global rhythms is here for you!

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2-Volume Pandeiro Instructional DVD Set
Each DVD is $24.95 (plus shipping and handling)
OR
Both DVDs are $39.95 (plus shipping and handling)
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Product Description:
Learn to play PANDEIRO! In this comprehensive, 2-volume DVD set you will learn everything needed to play pandeiro with confidence and style. Robert Wallace's expert, detailed and patient teaching style will have you playing samba, partido alto, baiao, Brazilian clave, funk and more in no time! This 2-volume DVD set is taught IN ENGLISH and includes historical and cultural backgrounds for each rhythm.

Robert Wallace, The Drum Guy, has performed internationally with World Music superstars Bonnie Riatt (USA), David Rudder (Trinidad), Margareth Menezes (Brazil), and Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil). He has studied pandeiro with Marcos Suzano, Guello, and Claudio Ferriera in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador Bahia and Recife, Brazil. Robert has shared his personable and effective teaching style with thousands of students in the US and over-seas.

In this breakthrough 2-Volume DVD set, you will learn how to hold the pandeiro, how to create the BASIC NOTES, pandeiro fundamentals to help you access the touch and feel of the instrument. Learn five specific stretches to prepare your body to play pandeiro. Learn the secret behind creating "rolls" on the pandeiro.

In Volume 1, you'll receive note-by-note instructions on the following rhythms:
- Samba
- Capoeira
- Partido alto
- Baiao

In Volume 2, you'll learn these additional rhythms:
- Second Capoeira rhythm
- 3/2 Clave
- Brazilian Clave
- Funk

Every rhythm is broken down and taught SLOWLY with a close-up on Robert's hands and pandeiro so you can learn all the nuances and hand techniques.

Track List Volume 1: Approx. running tme: 94 mins
  1. Introduction
  2. Pandeiro Care and Tuning
  3. Stretching
  4. Basic Notes
  5. Pandeiro Musical Fundamentals
  6. Samba & Variations
  7. Capoeira #1
  8. Partido Alto
  9. Baiao
  10. Conclusion
Track List Volume 2: Approx. running time 86 mins.
  1. Introduction
  2. Pandeiro Care and Tuning
  3. Stretching
  4. Basic Notes
  5. Pandeiro Musical Fundamentals
  6. Capoeira #2
  7. Baiao
  8. 3/2 Clave
  9. Brazilian Clave
  10. Funk
  11. Conclusion
Learn Brazilian Rhythms on the Pandeiro Volume 1
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Learn Brazilian Rhythms on the Pandeiro Volume 2
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Learn Brazilian Rhythms on the Pandeiro Volume 1 and 2
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Learn to Play Caxixi!
The World's First (and Only) Caxixi Instructional DVD!

with Robert Wallace, The Drum Guy

In English, 92 mins.
For Beginners to Advanced Players
Price: $24.95 (plus shipping and handling)
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Product Description:
Caxixi ("Cah-she-she") are incredibly versatile and fun percussion instruments from Brazil. Much more than mere "shakers", Caxixis have gourd bottoms that make crisp and clean sounds when you to "throw" the seeds inside the hand-made woven baskets. This allows you to play syncopated, complimentary rhythms while keeping the "ride" or pulse of the music.

Inside this breakthrough DVD, the FIRST AND ONLY CAXIXI INSTRUCTIONAL DVD IN THE WORLD, you will learn:
  • How to hold the Caxixi
  • Basic Caxixi playing technique
  • How to keep "the ride" while playing complimentary rhythms with your opposite hand
  • Detailed instruction on how to play two-handed Caxixi Rhythms from Brazil: Samba, Afoxe, Baiao...with variations
  • Tips for playing downbeats, upbeats, rolls, Son Clave
  • Includes 20-minute Play-Along section

Every rhythm is broken down and taught SLOWLY with a close-up on Robert's hands and the Caxixi so you can learn all the nuances and hand techniques.

This landmark DVD is presented in the English language and will teach everything needed to play Caxixi with confidence and joy. Using the "Root to the Fruit" teaching technique, you will learn to "Say the Rhythms, Then Play the Rhythms", incorporating your whole body, from the feet up.

No prior experience with Caxixi or hand-percussion needed! Just a desire to learn.

Robert Wallace, The Drum Guy, has performed internationally with World Music superstars Bonnie Riatt (USA), David Rudder (Trinidad), Margareth Menezes (Brazil), Mickey Hart (USA), and Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil). He studied Caxixi in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador Bahia and Recife, Brazil. Robert has shared his personable and effective teaching style with thousands of students in the US and overseas.

DVD Chapters: Approx. running tme: 92 mins.
  1. Introduction
  2. Caxixi Fundamentals
    • How to Hold the Caxixi
    • Creating the Notes
    • Very Slow Ride
    • The Ride
    • Downbeats, Rolls, More
    • Upbeats
  3. Funk Rhythm
  4. Samba
  5. Afoxe
  6. Baiao
  7. Son Clave
  8. Play-Along Section for All Rhythms


Learn Caxixi!
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Caxixi and DVD can be bought seperately, or as a package.

Hand-Made "Julio Goes" Red-Top Caxixi straight from Bahia, Brazil.
These top-of-the-line Caxixi have outstanding tone and balance. Filled with seeds from the "Tears of Iemenja" plant native to Northeastern Brazil, these caxixi are hand-made by respected instrument maker Julio Goes in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The woven baskets are made from natural, non-endangered bamboo-like material and the bottom from dried calabash. They sound fantastic!

Approx. size: 7 inches
Price for Pair: $59.99 (plus shipping and handling)
(not sold individually)

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Caxixi Package (best value!):
1 Pair of Hand-Made "Julio Goes" Red-Top Caxixi
1 "Learn to Play Caxixi" DVD
Only $69.99! (plus shipping and handling)

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Learn to Play Rebolo (and Tan-Tan)!
INSTRUCTIONAL DVD with Percussionist Robert Wallace
In English, 1 hr., 40 mins.
For Beginning to Advanced players
$24.95 plus shipping/handling

Product Description:

In this breakthrough DVD, you will learn everything needed to play Rebolo ("Hey-bowl-ho") and/or Tan-Tan with style and confidence: How to hold the drum, how to create proper notes, hand/foot independence, finger positioning, mallet and jazz brush techniques, and rhythms from Brazil and beyond: Samba Ride, Pagode with Bossa Nova Clave and Tambourine counter-rhythms, Baiao, Samba Funk and Batucada, Merengue and More!

All rhythms are taught SLOWLY with care and patience, in English. Includes specific body and hand STRETCHES to prepare you to play rebolo and tantan. In this DVD you will learn:
  • Basic Rebolo and Tan-Tan Playing Technique
  • Foot and Hand Independence
  • Mallet and Jazz Brush Phrasings
  • Exciting rhythms from Brazil and Beyond: Samba Ride, Baiao, Samba Funk, Batucada, Merengue...More!

DVD MENU LIST: Over 1 hr., 40 minutes of EXPERT INSTRUCTION!
  1. Introduction
  2. Stretching
  3. Rebolo Basics & Intro. Rhythms
  4. Samba/Pagode with Variations
  5. Samba Ride with Bossa Nova Clave
  6. Samba Ride with Tambourine Rhythm
  7. Jazz Brush Techniques
  8. Surdo Rhythms for Rebolo
  9. Baiao
  10. Samba FUNK and Hip-Hop
  11. Advanced Samba FUNK and Hip-Hop
  12. Merengue
  13. Tumbao
  14. Conclusion
Percussionist Robert Wallace has performed internationally with World Music superstars Bonnie Riatt (USA), David Rudder (Trinidad), Margareth Menezes (Brazil), Mickey Hart (USA), and Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil). He studied Rebolo and Tan- Tan in Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Robert has shared his personable and effective teaching style with thousands of students in the US and overseas.

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Cream of Beat! Instructional World Rhythm CDs
Vol.1: Afro-Cuban Guaguanco
Price: $9.95 (plus shipping and handling)
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Product Description:
LEARN TO PLAY AFRO-CUBAN RUMBA GUAGUANCO!

This comprehensive CD will patiently and effectively teach you all the interlocking rhythms of Rumba Guaguanco:
  • Rumba Clave
  • Palitos
  • Tumbao
  • Segundo
  • Quinto
  • Chekere

All rhythms are broken down and taught SLOWLY, so you can effectively learn the feel and nuance. Each rhythm is then layered on top of the Rumba Clave (with downbeats) so you know where it fits in the rhythmic structure, and then layered into the full guaguanco ensemble. Separate tracks feature the full ensemble at first a slower and then a faster tempo to demonstrate the energy and drive of Rumba Guaguanco.

Track List:
  1. Rumba Clave with downbeats
  2. Palitos with Rumba Clave
  3. Tumbao with downbeats
  4. Tumbao with Rumba Clave
  5. Tumbao with Rumba Clave & palitos
  6. Segundo with downbeats
  7. Segundo with Rumba Clave
  8. Segundo with Rumba Clave & palitos
  9. Rumba Ensemble - Slow Tempo
  10. Rumba Ensemble - Faster Tempo

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Cream of Beat! Instructional World Rhythm CDs
Vol. 2: Afro-Cuban Rumba Columbia
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Product Description:
LEARN TO PLAY AFRO-CUBAN RUMBA COLUMBIA!

This comprehensive CD will patiently and effectively teach you all the interlocking rhythms of Rumba Columbia:
  • Rumba Clave
  • Columbia Bell Line
  • Tumbao
  • Segundo
  • Quinto
  • Chekere

All rhythms are broken down and taught SLOWLY, so you can effectively learn the feel and nuance. Each rhythm is then layered on top of the Columbia Bell line and Rumba Clave (with downbeats) so you know where it fits in the rhythmic structure. CD also includes complete, six-part ensemble at slow and fast tempo to demonstrate the energy and drive of Rumba Columbia. Play along with the CD and hear all the interlocking parts! Total Time: 38 mins.

Track List:
  1. Rumba Columbia Bell Line with downbeats
  2. Columbia Bell Line w/ Chekere
  3. Columbia Bell w/ Rumba Clave
  4. Segundo Conga Rhythm
  5. Tumbao Conga Rhythm
  6. Columbia Ensemble (Slow Tempo)
  7. Columbia Ensemble with Quinto (Faster Tempo)

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Total Rhythm Fitness Program
Play-Along CD: "Root to the Fruit"

All Rhythms and Beats for Level 1
Price: $15 (plus shipping and handling)
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Track List:
  1. Total Rhythm Beat
  2. Root to the Fruit
  3. Snake
  4. Walk the Dog
  5. Rolls
  6. Three's
  7. Soca
  8. All Fours
  9. Axe
  10. Mambo
  11. Cadillac
  12. Thunder
  13. Thunder & Lightning
Product Description:
This full-length Play Along CD gives you ALL the dynamic rhythms and beats from the Total Rhythm Fitness Program, Level 1. Play along with these exciting rhythms on ANY drum, tabletop, car steering wheel or leg! Each rhythm is embedded in one of the first three tracks (Total Rhythm Beat, Root to the Fruit, Snake) and is then broken down and played individually in tracks (4-13) for quick and easy learning.

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