Monday, October 3, 2011

Neil Peart: Time Stand Still drum lesson preview

Another preview clip from the forthcoming Neil Peart instructional DVD, "Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime Of Live Performance,” has surfaced.

Due October 14, the set features more than 6 hours of Rush video, including a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s 2010-11 Time Machine tour. This includes rare and exclusive footage of Neil's personal pre-tour rehearsals and backstage events at a Rush concert (including a visit to the soundcheck, and an unprecedented backstage interview as Neil warms up for the show). Neil also presents a detailed look at every single song in the tour's set list.

In a new preview, Peart discusses his playing on Rush’s 1987 single, “Time Stand Still,” along with a sample of a demonstration lesson for fans.

“[There’s] an interesting story about those opening [timbale] fills,” says Neil. “I heard an old Genesis record where there was a timbale fill - really quick triplets across the time. And I thought it was so cool, I worked on it and worked on it and got it down – which is exactly that figure (air drums). I was working in the same studio in London where that [the Genesis song] was recorded and I mentioned it to one of the engineers. He said, ‘oh ya, we slowed the tape down for that.’ It’s an interesting case because I tried to recreate something that wasn’t even human – it was something that was done with a little extra help.”

Neil Peart – Time Stand Still drum lesson preview

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Rush – Time Stand Still
The Palace Of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI - March 22, 1994

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