Proficiency as a drummer has always come from great hand dexterity. However, with the introduction of modern drumming techniques, it has become increasingly necessary to gain complete independence of both the hands and feet. With various rhythmic exercises in easy-to-read notation, 4-Way Coordination is designed to guide the drummer from simple patterns to advanced polyrhythms. Through the study of this method book, the student will gain invaluable listening skills and techniques that will provide insight to drumming in all styles.
Award-winning author, columnist, performer, bandleader, and clinician Daniel Glass offers students a comprehensive introduction to drums and percussion, from hand drums to digital kits, and everything in between. In this well-illustrated guide, Glass covers the history of the drum, tracing the development of the modern drum kit while also discussing hand, concert, marching, and electronic percussion. In addition to breaking down the equipment and accessories needed available to today's young drummer, Glass offers notated lessons that explore basic rudiments as techniques used in classical, world, jazz, rock, and other genres. A noted historian as well as performer, Glass also profiles great drummers from the jazz age through today. The included DVD-ROM offers high-quality footage from Glass' clinics and performances.
Scoring for Percussion is a complete manual including availability, ranges, transpositions, techniques, beaters, and standardized notation. It provides a guide for arrangers scoring percussion parts for pieces in a variety of styles. This newly revised edition contains an enhanced CD-ROM that provides a comprehensive look at more than 85 percussion instruments, with images of the instruments, sound samples, and typical patterns associated with each instrument."Every serious student of composition/arranging/orchestration, not to mention percussionists themselves, would do well to thoroughly study and master the concepts presented in this text." -Percussive Notes "This 152-page resource reference textbook should be included in every university library for reference, if not required for the discussion of actual curricular content in percussion scoring and notation."
-Jim Lambert, The Instrumentalist
Create compelling rhythm-based events for groups of all kinds Learn the art of drum-circle facilitation from master percussionist, educator and award-winning drum circle facilitator, Kalani. The interactive DVD includes activities, games, an instrument guide and inspirational interviews. Participants will also gain essential life skills, including creative thinking, active listening, teamwork, self-direction, and communication. This title has been awarded by iParenting Media as one of the "Outstanding Products of 2005."
In The Funky Beat, David focuses on combining funk and jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms to extend his own innovative style. By dissecting his grooves and musical choices for each song on the CD, David demonstrates how to develop musical skills and how
This outstanding book includes the best from the two original titles in the Drum Lessons with the Greats series. In addition to the in-depth lessons in the book, two lesson-matching CDs are included so every percussionist can study and hear the grooves, fills, techniques, and concepts of Tim Alexander, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Steve Smith, and Dave Weckl. These dynamic players reveal their secrets to soloing, playing fills, odd-time playing, warm-ups, double-bass grooves, polyrhythms, and more. Sticking patterns, grooves, ostinato patterns, and developing a touch on the instrument are also among the many topics covered. The CDs feature performances by the drummers themselves. Now that you have all these lessons in one great source, so open up the book, put on your headphones, and get busy
This book and DVD kit is ideal for drummers ready for an in-depth study of playing with brushes. The Complete Guide to Playing Brushes uses detailed illustrations and video demonstrations to eliminate the guesswork of brush movements and clearly show all the facets of playing. Beginning to advanced players will equally benefit from this course. Topics include rudiments, the details of sweeping motions, tap sounds, and grooves."Setting the bar for one-stop brush manuals, The Complete Guide to Playing Brushes aims to set your arms free. Five Stars "
- Modern Drummer magazine
This unique title combines both books 1 and 2 of Alfred's Drum Method. With details on drum care, drum tuning, stick and drumhead selection and introductions to rudimental, corps (by Jay Wanamaker), and orchestral style playing, this comprehensive method book provides everything you need to become a well-rounded percussionist. Each page is designed as a single lesson, complete with a musical solo passage. Exclusive bonus features include the Vic Firth poster of the P.A.S. International Drum Rudiments. This title is available in SmartMusic.
Eight years in the making, this "prequel" to The Commandments of R&B Drumming delves into the rhythm and blues of the 1940s and 1950s, an incredible musical era when shuffles ruled the airwaves and modern groove playing was in its infancy. Written by Zoro and Daniel Glass, drummer for Royal Crown Revue, this book is loaded with history, photos, graphics, exercises, and transcriptions, and includes the most comprehensive guide to shuffle playing ever written."This book/CD package is well researched, clear in its goals, and enlightening and inspiring in its approach. Keep this one on your bottom shelf; you're going to want to return to it again and again."
---Modern Drummer "Simply put, this is an essential requirement for every drummer's library."
---Drummer "I am so impressed with what Daniel and Zoro have done to secure the heritage of the modern drumset. The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming is a must---every inspired drummer needs to experience and learn from this masterpiece. The book will take you on a journey through our history---and knowing where we came from will assist us in our vision for the future Thank you both for your hard work, so that generations ahead of us can forever enjoy this magical era "
Drumming's Global Ambassador "In the modern era of R&B drumming, there aren't too many drummers more qualified than both Zoro and Daniel Glass who could have tackled this subject matter with as much passion as these gentlemen have . . . Anyone wanting to delve into the roots of modern hip hop and R&B will want to look no further than this resource; it's excellent in every regard."