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.
Tipbook Drums - The Complete Guide is a totally new and expanded edition of the original Tipbook Drums (2001). This accessible and convenient guide, in a convenient new 6' x 9' format, offers both beginning and advanced drummers a host of information on the instrument. Covers: selecting and testing instruments and accessories; maintenance, adjustment, intonation and tuning; family, history and production of the instrument; dozens of illustrations; interactive Tipcodes at Tipbook.com; a glossary; index; rudiments, basic beats; and much more
Written by drummer/educator Dave DiCenso, Universal Rhythms for Drumset is a workbook with a concept designed to help demystify the drummer's creative process. Working from the notion that the majority of Western music is built upon five simple rhythmic phrases, DiCenso offers creative tools that demonstrate how to identify, interpret, and manipulate this five-rhythm alphabet in order to improve one's understanding of rhythm as a language and one's ability to speak it on a set of drums.By applying an innovative eight-step "mastery system" to each lesson, the reader is challenged to go beyond muscle memory and improve cerebral skills such as pulse/space/shape awareness within any groove, fill, embellishment, or solo; getting ideas to flow seamlessly from mind to limbs to drums; understanding the space other musicians occupy to make informed musical choices and create a deeper band pocket. Lessons that include over 500 exercises covering 28 drumming styles are all based upon only five rhythms, and all examples in the book are performed by the author on the included MP3 CD.
A new, comprehensive 224-page publication by the open-handed playing specialist, Claus Hessler Here you can find everything a contemporary drummer needs to be able to play today. Claus teaches you new rhythmic skills that facilitate greater security and musical freedom. Whether you play rock, pop, funk, Latin, jazz, Afro-Cuban, or second-line music, the high-quality MP3 CD enables you to practice every exercise in every style in three different tempos.Each groove, style and tempo, using dynamics from very soft to very loud, are practiced in a daily routine, and through this technique, the player's response to the rhythmic grooves and patterns becomes automatic, allowing greater concentration on the musical aspects of modern drumming. Constant and ritualized practice will not only advance your skills at the drumset and help develop key competencies like endurance, discipline, structured thinking, and ear-training, but will give you the space and time to develop your own musical personality as well. Practice routine formulas and drumset applications using straight eighth/sixteenth notes and triplet-based rhythms for: * Basic Independence * Accents * Single Strokes * Double Strokes * Inverted Doubles * Buzz Rolls * Flams * Syncopation Concepts * Various Ostinato Patterns * Three-Note Groupings * Five-NoteGroupings.
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."
This book and two CD package is a must for all drummers wanting to explore the world of electronically produced Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass grooves If you are new to Jungle, it will open the door to new grooves, loops, and sounds on the acoustic drumset. It als
Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset is a condensed study of the most popular rhythms and dances of Cuba. From basic grooves and rhythmic structures, to ensemble orchestrations of traditional Cuban percussion, the book sheds new light on Cuban music. After 17 years of running programs in Cuba and spending years working with top Cuban artists, author Aldo Mazzo has clarified a lot of historically incorrect knowledge and information about Cuban rhythms and music. The excercises are explained clearly, making it perfect for beginning through advanced players. The included 75 play-along audio tracks include written-out parts. 30 video clips will ensure accurate and thorough comprehensive of concepts.
A follow-up to the popular first volume, Open-Handed Playing, Vol. 2: A Step Beyond gives you a groundbreaking step-by-step approach to incorporating this cutting-edge style into your playing. By using linear and rudimental approaches, this book will even help a drummer who has always played with crossed hands. This is possible because the presented patterns will be familiar to both right- and left-handed players. This method also provides an incredibly creative and funky set of new tools to build the drumming vocabulary. The included recording features 8 play-along tracks.
"This is an interesting and challenging book suitable for the intermediate to advanced player, regardless of their leading hand."
- DRUMMER magazine
"This is a great resource that will definitely take your drumming up another notch and help untie knots and bad habits we drummers often develop. Four and a Half Stars "
-Michael Dawson, Modern Drummer
The Doors are inextricably linked to '60s counterculture. Taking their name from Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, the group followed Jim Morrison's dark poetic vision to massive commercial success, making The Doors one of the best-selling bands of all time. This folio contains drum transcriptions of 20 of the band's most classic songs, including the vocal melody and lyrics. Also featured is an in-depth stylistic analysis of drummer John Densmore's contribution to The Doors' captivating, melancholy sound. Titles: Blue Sunday * Break On Through (to the Other Side) * The Crystal Ship * Five to One * Hello, I Love You * L.A. Woman * Light My Fire * Love Her Madly * Love Street * Love Me Two Times * Not to Touch the Earth * Peace Frog * People Are Strange * Riders on the Storm * Roadhouse Blues * Soul Kitchen * Spanish Caravan * Touch Me * Twentieth Century Fox * Wild Child.