Music Instruc: Perc
Classic Rock Drummers
Paperback ISBN: 0879309075
Exploring technique, history, musicality and instrumental details, this book covers every aspect of the major drummers of the classic rock era: Keith Moon (The Who), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), among others. Each drummer's standout tracks are here in detail: choice of notes, how the parts strengthened and supported the music, and lasting influences on the drummers of today and music at large. The accompanying CD features sound samples of the styles of the profiled drummers. Includes historically accurate drum equipment setups.
A Reference Guide to Prepare Drummers for Real-World Gigs
Paperback ISBN: 1470616742
Achieve versatility. Become more marketable. Get real-world gigs. Drummer Wanted is a styles book and play-along that provides intermediate to advanced drummers with a foundation necessary to play a multitude of gigs: Broadway, West End, Vegas, cruise ships, theme parks, studio, television, casinos, resorts, and theatre. Loaded with 84 stylistic beats and 29 tailored play-along charts, this book opens the door to real-life drumming skills and provides the tools essential in succeeding as a working drummer.
30-Day Drum Workout
An Exercise Plan for Drummers
Paperback ISBN: 0739010743
Packed with two complete 30-day exercise routines, this collection of warm-ups, sticking exercises, polyrhythms and other skill-builders increases coordination, stamina, finesse and sense of time without the tedium of doing the same old routine every day. 64-page book and DVD, or DVD sold separately.
A Practical Guide to Percussion Terminology
Paperback ISBN: 1574630598
Confused with the growing list of percussion instruments and terms? This new Meredith publication provides both definitions and an artistic interpretation of how each term is applied to the literature. A great source for conductors, composers, performers and students.
The Coordination Code
The Ultimate Graphic Approach to Improving Your Drum Skills
Paperback ISBN: 0739086014
Coordination occurs when your body movements allow you to strike the elements of the drumset at a precise moment in time. The Coordination Code uses a unique system of notation to teach your body to achieve complete coordination when performing two or more movements at one time, and gain a new set of tools to utilize in your playing. The enclosed poster is a useful reference when learning or teaching the notation system. To benefit every drummer, the book is organized in five difficulty levels ranging from simple to professional. In addition to helping coordination, this book will build confidence, enhance your creativity, and increase your strength on both sides of your body. An MP3 CD is included with recorded examples of every exercise in the book.
Paperback ISBN: 0769234763
Patterns is one of the most comprehensive drum methods available. Covering a wide range of materials, the books can be used in any order, or in any combination with one another. They are a must for developing the kinds of skills necessary for drum set performance. In Sticking Patterns, Gary's unique approach to the use of stickings on the set is explored. Completely different from the rudiments, Gary's system is designed specifically for drumset performance, both for creating time feels as well as for filling and soloing. Also included are sections on accented single stokes, as well as the use of double strokes on the set.
Charlie Watts' Favorite Drummers
Paperback ISBN: 1574243381
(Book). Author Chet Falzerano writes "As we are about the same age, Charlie Watts and I probably discovered jazz at nearly the same time. It occurred to me that the one topic Watts loves to discuss, his favorite drummers, would provide an insightful perspective that defines the appraoch and style of the drummer for the 'Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World'." Drummers profiled in this book include: Art Blakey, Chico Hamilton, Ginger Baker, Jerry Allison, Papa Jo Jones, Kenny Clarke, Elvin Jones, Jake Hanna, Max Roach, Joe Morello, and many more.