"Drummer Randy Van Patten is entertaining and educational on this well structured, self-produced instructional DVD. Van Patten moves quickly through the basic stick grip, hand technique, and rudiments. HIs focus is on developing single- and double-stroke combination (mainly paradiddles and triplets) around the kit to create single and double bass groove, fills, and solos based on these rudimental patterns.
-Modern Drummer Magazine
I've bought all of Dave Weckl's stuff, some Marco Minneman, Mike Portnoy. They are all obviously proficient, each in their own way but your way of getting it across and your teaching manner is the best. I like the way you simplify it and then expand on that. It's awesome, it really is. I can't wait to get into it again with your video adding some much needed teaching. Thanks again for making this DVD available.
Your DVD is without a doubt my crown jewel so far as drumming DVDs are concerned, the simple reason is, your DVD is unlike most, since this isn't a "look-what-I-can-do-" DVD, but a pure encyclopedia of knowledge, presented in a very, very pedagogical way! Your DVD is, and probably will be in my stick bag forever.
-Fredrik Maki, Sweden
My DVD arrived in England this morning (pretty quick yea?) and it really is everything it says on the package, and more. It's impressive.
The sound quality and photography are superb. I love that "fat" sound from your Toms. The content is different to just about everything else I have seen and, from my perspective, is a massive aid in increasing any drummers vocabulary. There isn't too much of that kind of information abatable. And it's all presented in that very accessible, slightly wacky style that we have seen from you in You-Tube. It's fun to watch. Congratulations, and thanks.