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Dream Theater Drum Play-Along

Hal Leonard recently released three new publications for the American progressive rock band Dream Theater: Guitar Play-Along, Bass Play-Along, and Drum Play-Along.

Known for their exciting live shows, Dream Theater has been mesmerizing metal and prog rock fans since the mid-1980s. The changing line-up has featured such skilled musicians as John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, Mike Portnoy, James LaBrie, Kevin Moore, and Mike Mangini, among others, and produced hits like "Breaking All Illusions" and "Pull Me Under."

Along with notation, the three new play-along volumes for guitar, bass, and drum each include access to audio tracks online for download or streaming. Chris Romero and Jordan Baker have worked with Dream Theater for over 15 years and have transcribed all the official Dream Theater guitar and keyboard books since 2004. They had access to isolated tracks and many of Jordan Rudess' actual key patches in order to produce highly accurate recordings for this series. The audio tracks also include Playback+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Each play-along volume includes the same ten songs, so you can practice on your own or play with friends! Songs include: Breaking All Illusions * Erotomania * Fatal Tragedy * Hell's Kitchen * In the Presence of Enemies - Part 1 * Metropolis - Part 1 "The Miracle and the Sleeper" * On the Backs of Angels * Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence: I. Overture * Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence: II. About to Crash * Under a Glass Moon.

All three volumes retail for $24.99 and are available from music and bookstores or online today through the Drummer Cafe.


Dream Theater - Breaking All Illusions

Breaking All Illusions — Demo Audio


Breaking All Illusions — Play-Along Audio