Mike Portnoy - Liquid Drum Theater (Featuring the Music of Liquid Tension Experiment and Dream Theater). By Mike Portnoy. For Drums. Videos. Video. Hudson Music #HDZLQ01. Published by Hudson Music (HL.320196).
This two-video boxed set documents Mike Portnoy's innovative drum stylings in the highly acclaimed fusion/progressive metal music of Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment. Volume One features music from both CDs by Liquid Tension Experiment and includes footage shot at Millbrook Studios, where both were recorded. Mike performs eight songs/segments and breaks down parts from each, explaining how to develop a “toolbox” of fills and patterns to draw from. Featured throughout is exclusive footage of the making of the first LTE album, as well as rare live footage of the band. 89 minutes.
Volume Two focuses on the music of Dream Theater and features footage shot at Beartracks Studios. Mike performs eleven songs/segments from the Falling into Infinity and Scenes from a Memory CDs and isolates the drum parts from each song. He discusses playing in odd-time signatures, developing double bass technique, soloing, and much more. Includes exclusive live footage of Dream Theater from their 1998 World Tour. 86 minutes.