I know, I know. If you're an aspiring drummer, you're probably anxious to get your skills in line so that you can just go ahead and drum like the people you hear on MTV. Unfortunately, that's not as easy as it seems, and some instructional materials will keep you at the basic state you're currently in.
There are horrible, horrible books and DVDs out there. Some are written by drummers who aren't even good in the first place! Some of them skip over the important parts or the basics or the hard parts and only give you what you want to hear. Meaning, what you're good at. Some don't present the information in a way that will help you learn.
Well, I've got one course/ DVD set that I consistently praise. And that's the Drumming System. It's got 20 DVDs chock full of content- the fun stuff, the boring stuff, the important stuff, and the stuff everybody just wants to do. Here's a list of the DVDs:
DVD 1- How to Play Drums by Ear
DVD 2- How to Practice Effeciently
DVD 3- Drum Theory and Notation
DVD 4- Hand Technique
DVD 5- Drum Rudiments
DVD 6- Foot Techniques
DVD 7- Heavy Rock Lessons
DVD 8- Mixed Rock Lessons
DVD 9- Groove Rock Lessons
DVD 10- Jazz and Latin Lessons
DVD 11- Drum Fills
DVD 12- Dynamic Drumming
DVD 13- How to Build Speed
DVD 14- Drum Setup, Tuning, and Gear Tips
DVD 15- Live Gig and Studio Drumming
DVD 16- Drum Soloing
DVD 17-19- Playalongs
DVD 20- Bonus Lessons
...and as if that wasn't enough, there's also 14 CDs and workbooks! That's a lot!
They're great quality DVDs too. If you're looking for a way to learn the drums, give this course a try. It's a good one among all the crap out there. Check out the Drumming System website here.