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Body Percussion -- Sounds and Rhythms: A Comprehensive Training System, Book & DVD
Body Percussion -- Sounds and Rhythms
A Comprehensive Training System, Book & DVD
Paperback      ISBN: 3933136113

Body Percussion: Sounds and Rhythms is an innovative, comprehensive folio of practice material for anyone interested in discovering his or her own body as a universal rhythm instrument. Contents include basic sounds, warm-ups, grooves in varying styles, six solo pieces from easy to advanced, practice tips, and three exciting ensemble arrangements. The accompanying DVD illustrates techniques, makes reproducible the single path of motions, and includes examples of all exercises, sounds, rhythms, and solo pieces. Body Percussion: Sounds and Rhythms is the perfect guide for self-study.

Style Studies for the Creative Drummer
Style Studies for the Creative Drummer
Paperback      ISBN: 0757910769

A collection of studies on rock, jazz, and Latin rhythms designed to increase a drummer's versatility. Each study contains basic rhythms plus practical variations---all proven successful in numerous playing situations. Includes John's phrasing techniques which are applied to all the rhythms. With discography and audio, this revised and updated method provides a perfect base for the teacher and student to help focus on the three main genres of music.

Drum Lessons With the Greats: Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, Peter Erskine, Time Alexander, Steve Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Kenny Aronoff, Mike Portnoy
Drum Lessons With the Greats
Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, Peter Erskine, Time Alexander, Steve Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Kenny Aronoff, Mike Portnoy
Paperback      ISBN: 0739070320

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

The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming
The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming
Paperback      ISBN: 073905399x

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 "
---Dom Famularo
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."
---DrumScene
Charlie Watts' Favorite Drummers
Charlie Watts' Favorite Drummers
Paperback      ISBN: 1574243381

(Book). In various interviews over the past 35 years Charlie Watts has expressed admiration for the talents of many drummers. But the fundamental connections of those he has noted as his favorites, help define his particular style, approach, and priorities as the drummer for the "Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World." Here then, are 26 biographies of Charlie Watts' favorites drummers. Included are Art Blakey, Chico Hamilton, Art Taylor, Phil Seamen, Ginger Baker, Jerry Allison, Papa Jo Jones, Jim Keltner, Kenny Clarke, Davey Tough, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Jake Hanna, Tony Williams, Max Roach, Joe Morello, and Big Sid Catlett.

Drum Basics
Drum Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 3927190667
The Coordination Code: The Ultimate Graphic Approach to Improving Your Drum Skills
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.

Ultimate Drum Play-Along Led Zeppelin
Ultimate Drum Play-Along Led Zeppelin
Paperback      ISBN: 0739059440

This book contains complete, authentic drum notation and play-along tracks to eight Led Zeppelin classics. There are two versions of every song on the included recording: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track (without drums) so you can play along. Also included is TNT (Tone 'N' Tempo) Changer software, which lets you easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, change the key, and switch back and forth between full instrumental and accompaniment tracks. Titles: Black Dog * Communication Breakdown * Dazed and Confused * Heartbreaker * Immigrant Song * Rock and Roll * Since I've Been Loving You * Whole Lotta Love.

Ultimate Play-Along for Drums: Level 1
Ultimate Play-Along for Drums
Level 1
Paperback      ISBN: 1576234029

This book/CD package has been developed so that the beginning to intermediate drummer can practice in a wide range of styles along with all-star musicians Mike Stern on guitar and John Patitucci on bass. The styles covered include straight eighths, shuffl

Elements: A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Your Drumset Vocabulary, Book & CD
Elements
A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Your Drumset Vocabulary, Book & CD
Paperback      ISBN: 0739076183

With Elements, drummer John Favicchia presents a comprehensive system to improve your drumming vocabulary and improvisational skills. After presenting the elements---one-beat variations of basic sixteenth-note and triplet rhythms---Favicchia shows you how to execute accent figures in any place in the measure, play accents in any desired position combined with double-stroke rolls, orchestrate all your ideas in more creative ways around the kit, improvise with much more freedom, recognize and execute any given ensemble figure encountered on a chart, solo around the hits while playing with a band (no matter where the hits fall), and more. Included is an MP3/data disc jam-packed with examples from the book and play-along charts.