Multi-instrumentalist Eizaz Azhar runs through the basics of a drumkit in this crash course video along with a short performance. For those who want to know what the drums are all about, and a brief introduction to the drumkit this video (Beginner's Guide To The Drumkit) is for you! The demo song is called "River Crossing" from the Drummania/Bemani series. Eizaz can be found on Facebook;

Equipment used: Fender Standard Jazz Bass '09 Laney RB9 TAMA Rockstar Drumkit '00 Zildjian/STAGG/SABIAN/Turkish Cymbals All equipment distributed and sponsored by Mama Treble Clef Studio and ER Studios

Recorded in ER Studios, arrangement by Eizaz Azhar. Camera & lighting by Ray Lee. Mixed and edited by Eizaz Azhar and Ray Lee. Directed by Ray Lee. For best listening results play video on large external speakers or a good pair of headphones as laptop speakers are unable to reproduce many of the frequencies.

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Scarlatti violin factory visit to Tianjin, China and we manage to complete another violin making courses .This trip is invited by the owner of the violin factory , Mr Deng of The Xiosheng violin factory of Tianjin.The weather here is about 14 Celsius during our visit and we are so amazed by the violin maker enthusiasm towards their job.The violin factory have about 58 workers and divided to a few departments.They have Luthier , carpentry , vanish , spraying, storage and QC department.I must say , they are very professional in handling their job.Everyday they received orders from all over the world.Is our great pleasure to meet a few famous luthier during our visit to China and they willing to share with us all the tips in the art of making violins.The factory can produce approximately 500 violins a day.Indeed is our honour to visit this factory and looking forward to come back here again.

Hi everyone! This is Eizaz here and today I'm here to talk about something called a "minuet". No, not "minute", "minuet". For those of you who study classical music I'm sure you may be wondering what the word means, especially since so many songs that we learn have it as a title!

Basically a minuet is a classical European dance originating from France. Its name is adapted from the Italian word "minuetto" meaning (small/little/delicate - in today's language, cute). The minuet is usually found in 3/4 time, meaning three beats per bar, however some composers have written quicker minuets in the time of 3/8 or even 6/8.
One of the most famous composers to expand the minuet was the Italian composer Jean-Baptiste de Lully, and after him continued by the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel. As such many of the European Baroque dances soon fell out of popularity but the minuet survived in many forms and even found its way into full orchestra pieces which are still played until today.
Perhaps one of the most famous of minuets is Bach's Minuet In G, copied from the "Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach", which was a collection of popular pieces of music at the time. It is interesting to note that Bach did not compose the music; the composer of the piece was recognized in the 1970s as Christian Petzold.
Enjoy this piece of lovely music which has lasted for centuries - and many more centuries to come!