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"Steroids"
Play Along for Drums, Bass, and Guitar


A fan favorite at Oz Noy shows, "Steroids" is a rockin' tune featuring Oz, Will Lee, and Dave. It features a great drum solo section!

You can download the song, plus play along versions for drums, bass, and guitar. Each version includes play along tracks with and without click, a pure click track, a chart, and a note from Dave. The drum version also includes a video of Dave's actual session! (the promo, below, has some of that footage)


Download The Song Only
The full track!
Your price: $1.29
 Download The Play Along Package for Drums
Includes the full song, two play-along versions (no drums) with and without click, a click-only track, chart, a note from Dave, and a bonus video of Dave's actual studio session!
Your price: $4.99
Download the Play Along Package for Bass
Includes the full song, two play-along versions (no bass) with and without click, a click-only track, chart, and a note from Dave.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download the Play Along Package for Guitar
Includes the full song, two play-along versions (no guitar) with and without click, a click-only track, chart, and a note from Dave.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download All The Charts Separately
Chart only for drums, guitar,
and bass.
Your Price: $9.00
 
   
"Just Groove Me"
Play Along for Drums, Bass, and Guitar


"Just Groove Me" brings together one of many lineups employed by guitarist Oz Noy, one of the most innovative, eclectic, and unique artists on the scene today. The song features Oz, bassist Will Lee, and Dave. This funky tune is the perfect play along for getting your groove together and practicing solo ideas!



Download The Song Only
The full track!
Your price: $1.29
 Download The Play Along Package for Drums
Includes the full song, two play-along versions (no drums) with and without click, a chart, and a bonus video of Dave's actual studio session!
Your price: $4.99
Download the Play Along Package for Bass
Includes the full song, play-along version (no bass), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download the Play Along Package for Guitar
Includes the full song, play-along version (no guitar), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download All The Charts Separately
Chart only for drums, guitar,
and bass.
Your Price: $8.50
 
   
"You Rang?"

"You Rang?" was written by legendary keyboardist George Whitty and also features Ric Fierabracci on bass.

Best known for his keyboard work with the Brecker Brothers and David Sanborn, George Whitty is a musician/composer/producer/engineer currently living in Los Angeles. He's produced three Grammy Award winning CDs (most recently Randy Brecker's 34th and Lex). He has played and recorded with artists such as Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana (Supernatural), Michael and Randy Brecker (4 years on the road, 7 CDs), Chaka Khan (The Woman I Am), plus Celine Dion, Richard Bona, George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr., and dozens of other top artists.

His discography includes more than 100 CDs as a producer or musician, and he has hundreds of compositions for film and TV playing on everything from nature documentaries to feature films to TV reality shows and some of TV's longest-running series.

Bassist Ric Fierabracci has performed, recorded and run the gamut for artists like Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Steve Smith, Mitchel Forman, Bill Evans, Brett Garsed, Phil Turcio, Joel Hoekstra, Andy Summers, Chris Taylor, and other contemporary musicians.

Ric has also recorded many tracks for the "Guitar Hero" video games and many movies and TV shows, including the CBS hit "Without a Trace." Ric is a three-time Grammy nominee.

Download The Song Only
The full track!
Your price: $1.29
 Download The Play Along Package for Drums
Includes the full song, two play-along versions (no drums) with and without click, a chart, and a bonus video of Dave's actual studio session!
Your price: $4.99
Download the Play Along Package for Bass
Includes the full song, play-along version (no bass), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download the Play Along Package for Guitar
Includes the full song, play-along version (no guitar), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download the Play Along Package for Keyboard
Includes the full song, play-along version (no keys), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
Download the Play Along Package for Horns
Includes the full song, play-along version (no horns), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
Download All The Charts Separately
Charts only for drums, bass, guitar, keys, and horns.
Your Price: $7.50
 
   
"Get To It"

Dave has teamed up with longtime collaborators Gary Meek (sax/keys) and Tom Kennedy (bass), plus guitarist Paul Pesco (who also appear on the DWB's Multiplicity album), to release the single, "Get To It." You can download the song, play along versions, charts, and a video of Dave's drum session below!

The play-alongs for keys, sax and guitar and have TWO different song mixes. Version one is the mix with your instrument removed. Version two is the same mix, but without ANY pre-recorded solos in BOTH solo sections. This allows you to play your own extended solo no matter what instrument you play!

The 'minus Tenor 1' version has the rest of the sax section playing, so you can play along as if in the section, but with the entire solo section open for the sax. No keyboard solo! See below!

Download The Song Only
The full track!
Your price: $1.29
 Download The Play Along Package for Drums
Includes the full song, play-along version (no drums), a chart, and a bonus video of Dave's actual studio session!
Your price: $4.99
Download the Play Along Package for Bass
Includes the full song, play-along version (no bass), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download the Play Along Package for Guitar
Includes the full song, play-along versions (no guitar, and no guitar with no solos), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
 
Download the Play Along Package for Keyboard
Includes the full song, play-along version (no keys, and no keys with no solos), and a chart.
Your Price: $5.99
Download the Play Along Package for Sax
Includes the full song, play-along version (no sax, and no sax with no solos), and a chart.
Your Price: $4.99
Download Full Score
Full score for drums, bass, guitar, keys, and sax.
Your Price: $7.50
 
   
Convergence
Play Along for Drums
(scroll down for all other instruments)


Dave reunited with Jay Oliver (Master Plan through Synergy) to produce an album of 10 new songs - including a double-drummer tune featuring Chris Coleman!

DVD Play Along Data Disc
Includes all tunes (with and without click), charts, and multicamera HD videos of Dave's sessions).
Your price: $34.95
Full Music Album
Your Price: $15.50
Individual Play Along Packages by Tune
Mix with and without click, charts, multicamera
HD videos of Dave's sessions.
Apocalypso
(single song download)

$4.99
Convergence
(single song download)

$4.99
 
Twelvin
(single song download)

$4.99
 
Road to Connemara
(single song download, includes mix for Bodhran)

$4.99
 
Sternoids
(single song download)

$4.99
 
Carousel
(single song download)

$4.99
Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me)
(single song download)

$4.99
Higher Ground
(single song download)

$4.99
 

(minus Chris Coleman)


(minus Dave Weckl)

   
Convergence Play Along for All Other Instruments

It's your turn to sit in on Convergence!

The CD data disc includes everything you need to master these songs! The disc includes play along mixes (click and no click) and charts for each tune and each instrument - including keys, guitar, bass, vocals, and much more!

Drum play along and full album sold separately.


Data CD (Full Album)
$99.95
Full Music Album
Your Price: $15.50
Individual Song Downloads
Click here to select individual instrument play alongs
for individual tunes. 
   


In Session Rhythm of the Soul
Play-Along Book/Chart/CD


Here is a chance for you to "sit-in" with the Dave Weckl Band, playing songs straight from the group's Stretch/Concord '97 release, Rhythm of the Soul.

Each package contains a special play-along CD minus the drums, giving YOU the chance to sit in for Dave and play with these great musicians.

The books include complete charts, detailed suggestions of how to perform the music, term definitions, concepts, musical examples and performance tips. With this package, aspiring players get the chance to play with Jay Oliver (keys), Tom Kennedy (bass), Buzz Feiten and Frank Gambale (guitars), Bob Malach and Steve Tavaglione (saxes), and learn a wealth of techniques for expanding musicality and playing finesse.

 Minus Drums Version
$19.95 (plus shipping/handling)
Minus Keyboard Version
$19.95 (plus shipping/handling) 
Rhythm of the Soul
Full Album (not included with play alongs)


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A Natural Evolution:
How to Develop Technique


Produced by Carl Fischer Publishing on DVD and VHS, Dave Weckl's first of three in the series "A Natural Evolution" concentrates on explaining Dave's "natural" approach to the drums. In his very approachable way, with easy to understand language and careful demonstrations using a drum pad and the drum set, Dave explains his new concepts of stick grip/balance, wrist technique, and the rebound approach for both hands and feet, tying it all in with the application of live performances by the Dave Weckl Band (featuring Jay Oliver, Tom Kennedy, Buzz Feiten, and Brandon Fields). A special appearance by Freddie Gruber enriches this educational product.

Bonus features of the DVD include: alternate camera angles, live concert footage from the "Drummers Collective 25th Anniversary Concert in New York," an exclusive interview with Dave Weckl, including in depth discussions on the collection of cymbals he helped create with SABIAN (HHX EVOLUTION-see the GEAR menu!). The DVD is also in both English and Japanese languages.

Click here to purchase through Amazon.
   
A Natural Evolution:
How to Practice


The second Video/DVD in the series, "A Natural Evolution," discusses practicing concepts, things to practice, and applies some of the concepts learned in the first Video/DVD. The viewer gets to see Dave demonstrate and explain his own warm-ups, hand and feet development, independence practice, and other foundational types of practice. Once again, live footage of the Dave Weckl Band is plentiful, with additional live performances by a special acoustic group assembled for the video, featuring Ernie Watts (saxes), Steve Weingart (piano), and Tom Kennedy on acoustic bass.

For the DVD, there is bonus footage including alternate camera angles, new live concert footage from the "Ultimate Drummer's Weekend 2002" concert in Australia, an exclusive interview with Dave, including in-depth discussions on the collection of cymbals he helped create with SABIAN (HHX EVOLUTION - see the GEAR menu!). The DVD is also in both English and Japanese languages.

Click here to purchase from Amazon.
   
A Natural Evolution:
How to Develop Your Own Sound


In this very different video, the first of its kind really, Dave explains and demonstrates all aspects of developing your own sound.

Beginning with how to get a great acoustic sound, Dave walks you through his approach to tuning the kit. He then adds the mics, explaining the various types and their functions, and guides you in suggested selection and placement. Next, he shows the mixing console and explains how frequencies, equalization and phase cancellation can generally affect the sound of the drums and music. He also briefly discusses the use of dynamic processors, such as noise gates, compressors, and reverbs. All of the explanation is clearly demonstrated with visual graphs and audio reinforcement.

This is the most complete sound reinforcement instruction ever developed for percussionists. Of course, great performances by The Dave Weckl Band appear throughout.

Click here to purchase from Amazon.
   
A Natural Evolution:
Exercises for Natural Playing


This book with audio CD is based on the best selling "A Natural Evolution series," full of transcribed exercises from the videos and brand new material. It also includes a bonus play-along chart and music minus Dave for the song "Tiempo de Festival," from The Dave Weckl Band's releases "Perpetual Motion" and "Live (and very plugged in)."

Click here to purchase from Amazon.
   
Ultimate Play-Along Volume II

A truly exceptional AUDIO play-along package allowing the beginner through intermediate drummer to practice with a pre-recorded band. Seven tracks cover a wide range of styles such as straight eights, sixteenth feel, rock shuffle, rock ballad, Latin, straight-ahead jazz and rock 'n roll. The book includes a road map chart for each tune, and Dave's in depth explanations and suggestions/concepts. Used in many teaching establishments worldwide, this package is invaluable for musical development where playing with a band is concerned, while also giving an introduction to reading charts.

Click here to purchase from Alfred Music.
   
Ultimate Play-Along Volume I

This follow up to part one has been developed so that the beginning to intermediate drummer can practice in a wide range of styles. And it can be done with realistic song/studio performances along with all-star musicians Jay Oliver (keys), Mike Stern (guitar), and John Patitucci (bass). Packages for guitar and bass are also available from Warner Bros.

Click here to purchase from Alfred Music.
   
Working it Out: Latin Percussion II

In this second video from the Working it Out: Latin Percussion series, many styles are covered, from reggae to various Latin rhythms.

Included are some great solos featuring Dave and Walfredo's unique drumset playing, integrating Latin percussion on the drumkit. Walfredo Reyes Sr. is one of the most innovative drummers/percussionists out there, and has been for a very long time, starting many years ago in his homeland of Cuba).

This video, like the first one in the series, addresses drummers and percussionists working together.

It is a very in-depth study of rhythms from different lands and how the two instruments can complement each other and the music. Both videos are highly recommended for instructional and musical entertainment value. The video features performances by Otmaro Ruiz (keys), John Pena (bass), Dave and Walfredo.

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Working it Out: Latin Percussion I

Walfredo Reyes Sr. is one of the most innovative drummers/percussionists on the scene today, and has been for a very long time, starting many years ago in his homeland of Cuba. Dave decided to team up with him and produce two videos that address drummers and percussionists working together.

A very in depth study of rhythms from different lands, and how the two instruments can work together, both videos are highly recommended for instructional and musical entertainment value. Many great live performances from a group Dave put together with Otmaro Ruiz (keys), John Pena (bass), and Dave and Walfredo especially for this video.

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The Next Step

This is really the continuation of Dave's first video, "Back to Basics," as they were both shot at the same time. "The Next Step" gives ideas of what to practice for time keeping, grooves and fills, and a great foundational exercise to develop hand and feet ideas and coordination.

There are also continued performances of material from "Contemporary Drummer + One."

Click here to purchase from Musician's Friend.
   
Back to Basics

In this classic instructional video (his first one, produced in 1988), Dave offers invaluable insights into the fundamentals of drumming technique.

Topics covered include hand and foot technique, practice routines, and drum kit set-up and approach.

Included are several tunes from the play-along package, "Contemporary Drummer One." It is an excellent overview of drum skills for any level of experience.

DVD special features include bonus video performances featuring Dave and Walfredo Reyes Sr., guest performances by Steve Smith and Chad Smith, a complete Dave Weckl catalog preview, printable educational materials utilizing DVD-ROM, and Internet connectivity.

Click here to purchase on Amazon.
   
Contemporary Drummer + One

An incredible Audio/Book/Charts play-along package, the first of its kind on this level, produced by Dave and Jay Oliver in 1988, features an all-star band including: Dave, Jay Oliver, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, John Patitucci and Steve Lukather. Even Sheryl Crow sings a great song of Jay's, showing her great vocal capabilities way back then.

The package was conceived and designed for the drummer to help prepare for a real studio situation. A studio chart is included for each of the nine songs, plus a detailed book in which Dave describes his grooves, fills, and his analysis of each chart.

In-depth transcriptions are also part of this now historic and very challenging package. Click here to purchase on Amazon.


Uploading Your Play Alongs

Some of Dave's music is available in play along packages, giving musicians the ability to create their own versions of tunes. Dave understands that some musicians like to upload their performances to social media and he is fine with you doing this, provided that the following guidelines are followed:

If you would like to produce your own recording with one of the play-alongs being sold on this site and share it on YouTube or any other Web site, please title your upload: "(your name) performing (song) from the Dave Weckl album (name)"

Please include a link to http://www.daveweckl.com
in the description so that others may find and purchase Dave's products.

DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR PLAY ALONG OF "HIGHER GROUND" OR "CUPS" FROM DAVE'S CONVERGENCE ALBUM. BOTH REQUIRE SYNCH LICENSES AND PAYMENTS TO THE PUBLISHERS.


Our products are produced by great musicians who work hard to bring great products your way. We appreciate your respect for these guidelines.

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Dave Weckl Music