In section I
of the video, Lee Mangano, from "NRG", breaks down different rudiments in three
different meters. Arm and wrist exercises are featured along with back-sticking techniques.
In section II, Lee mixes all of the rudiments into
different rhythms in exercises designed to better your concentration level,
control and stamina...
at age fourteen began his formal musical training by
joining the Regal Crownsmen Drum & Bugle Corps in Rhode Island. The
education and discipline requirement of a traditional drum and bugle corp.
is quite intense. Countless hours of rehearsal, drills, and exercises,
prepare them for competition.
not unusual for these competitions to take place in stadiums under adverse
conditions such as extreme heat or rain. The competitors are dressed
in full band uniforms with the drummers carrying an extraordinary amount of
heavy equipment. They are scored on their performance, appearance, and
the execution of musical programs. Drum Corp. is the military academy
of musical training. There is no better training in the entire music world.
Lee Mangano studied at Brown University with Mark Parmet and Joe Pet,
well-known member of the Joe Perry Project, provided additional
organizer, Lee longed to play drums professionally and to tour the country
with his own original band. He formed NRG when he was 20 years old
and led the band on tours and concerts with bands such as Extreme,
Kix, Blue Oyster Cult, Wendy O'Williams, Judas Priest,
and many more. NRG's recording experience includes the soundtrack
for a major motion picture entitled “Transformers”. This animated
cult hit featured the voices of Orson Welles, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy,
and Robert Stack. The soundtrack included cuts by Rick Derringer, Spencer
Proffer of Quiet Riot and more.
connections in the music industry, Lee Mangano began to journalize
educational information provided by many of the best drummers in the
industry. Lee began teaching over fifteen years ago. He realized early on
that most books and videotapes were lacking in content, production value,
and educational results. He searched for better methods of communication
between teacher and student. He learned from his charges and documented
educational concepts that made a difference. In addition, he sought the
expertise and advice of videographers and filmmakers about the best way to
film and present educational material.
Lee Mangano launched
Drum School, Inc., a company dedicated to providing drummers
with the tools essential to the mastery of the instrument. He has finished
production on the first two volumes of a thirteen volume educational series
offered on VHS and DVD, which was distributed by MVP.
Volume II Hand & Foot Combinations -
Applying Rudiments to the Drum Kit is newly released and now available
on DVD along with a 72-exercise companion booklet and CD.
Lee designs equipment such as drumsticks and
practice pads. Currently, he is developing an entire line and catalogue for
is endorsed by
is poised to achieve domestic and international success. It has capitalized
on the viable "home learning" industry as well as a healthy core market of
drummers and musicians throughout the globe.
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