Do bear in mind that if the OP is not a jazz player or wants to be one, Soph is not going to be as immediately useful as Alexandru-Zorn. I personally love Soph. Early on circa 2004 when I reconnected with drumming I purchased one of Soph's DVDs and became an immediate fan. But ... I had jazz in my heart and soul and that was the path that I was on. Had I been rock (or even blues) oriented, Soph would not have grabbed and held my attention. Years later when I was doing pop and some very old rock and old country, Alexandru-Zorn's DVD came out and it did for me what Soph (and Ed Thigpen, Clayton Cameron and Steve Smith/Adam Nussbaum) did for me for jazz brushes. However, back in 2004 I would have skipped over Alexandru-Zorn's DVD. It all depends on where one wants to go ...Looking through all 7 Ed Soph lessons. Well done.