This video is a great breakthrough start for anyone who wants to get started with percussion instruments and learn how music is made with a beat. The DVD covers all the major percussion instruments, from formal orchestra instruments to more modern ones. The concepts of rhythm and beat are covered in detail, particularly how they were present in early foundational works such as those by Mozart or Stravinksy, and how they are present today in modern music. Not only are the concepts discussed, but the various instruments are played by accomplished musicians on the video so a viewer can see how the ideas are applied. This DVD is 28 minutes long.