Anatomy of a Drum Solo is a two-discfootage of RushdrummerNeil Peart, presenting live and in-studio performances discussing his approach to soloing. Taking Der Trommler, a drum solo recorded in September 2004 in Frankfurt, Germany as a framework, Peart presents the concepts and technique behind each segment of this nine-minute drum solo, which is a feature of each Rush live performance.
Anatomy of a Drum Solo also features:
Two explorations - completely improvised workouts at the drums, each over 30 minutes long.
A drum solo recorded in Hamburg, Germany in September, 2004.
Two Rush performances from the Frankfurt 2004 concert, all shot from the perspective of the drum cameras.
Camera Option: During Peart's performance of "Der Trommler", the viewer can choose between the program edit and two isolated camera views.
Alternate Edits: During parts of Peart's analysis of "Der Trommler" the viewer can choose between the program edit, or an alternate edit with the playing example shown full-screen without Peart's commentary.
Audio-only tracks: "Momo's Dance Party" and "Pieces of Eight", composed and performed by Peart, which can be accessed at various points in the program,