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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.

On the Beaten Path Jazz: The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It, Book & CD
On the Beaten Path Jazz
The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It, Book & CD
Paperback      ISBN: 0739092723

This is an essential exploration of 12 world-renowned jazz drummers, their influences, the music they made famous, and the gear they played. Authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow lessons are included for 36 legendary beats and solos. You will gain insight into the development of the jazz genre and it's many subgenres. The CD includes performances that demonstrate all the beats and solos in the book.

All paths lead to jazz. Trace back to the origins of most any style of music and you'll find that all paths lead to jazz. The most influential masters of rock, funk, reggae, progressive rock, and even metal drumming cite the legendary jazz drummers and the music they created as at least part of their inspiration. Jazz, more than any other genre, embodies the creative spirit and the basic human instinct to push boundaries. This book dives into the genre we all know and love and explores it from a drummer's perspective. You'll learn about jazz, its roots, and all of the significant events that happened as it flourished. You'll learn about a dozen drummers that impacted the style, the gear they used, the licks and solos that made them famous, and the significant albums that defined their genre. Welcome to On the Beaten Path: Jazz Enjoy the ride.

Featured artists include: Art Blakey * Jack DeJohnette * Jeff Hamilton * Elvin Jones * Papa Jo Jones * Philly Joe Jones * Gene Krupa * Joe Morello * Buddy Rich * Max Roach * Bill Stewart * Tony Williams.

This is an excellent approach to learning the drumset, not only because of the great examples in the book, but also because a student going through the book will learn the value of the process of listening, transcribing, and learning to perform transcriptions. --Percussive Notes
Filling in the Grooves: The Ultimate Guide to Drum Fills
Filling in the Grooves
The Ultimate Guide to Drum Fills
Paperback      ISBN: 1470642247

Designed to assist you in developing a real-world vocabulary of drum fills as played by top professional drummers in every style, Filling in the Grooves by Jim Toscano covers all the fills drummers ask about: odd groupings, filling over the barline, hand-foot combinations, double-bass fills, groupings, stylistic fills, and much more. In addition, the book dissects legendary fills played by the giants of the drums, including Billy Cobham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Tony Williams and more. Included are downloadable digital files containing nine play-along tracks and audio and video demonstrations of nearly every example in the book.

Drum Rudiment Dictionary: A Complete Reference Guide Containing the Percussive Arts Society's 40 International Drum Rudiments
Drum Rudiment Dictionary
A Complete Reference Guide Containing the Percussive Arts Society's 40 International Drum Rudiments
Paperback      ISBN: 0739027328

This guide, containing the Percussive Arts Society's 40 International Drum Rudiments, begins by addressing the seven essential rudiments necessary to perform all the other rudiments, and continues by covering roll, diddle, flam and drag rudiment categorie

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.

Drummer Wanted: A Reference Guide to Prepare Drummers for Real-World Gigs, Book & CD
Drummer Wanted
A Reference Guide to Prepare Drummers for Real-World Gigs, Book & CD
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.

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.

Mel Bays Studio - Jazz Drum Cookbook
Mel Bays Studio - Jazz Drum Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0871666820

Enormous demands are placed on the control and manual dexterity of the contemporary drum set player, particularly in the Jazz idiom. Today's drummer is expected to have developed limb coordination to a degree that would have been thought unachievable a few short years ago. This text presents an effective method of dealing with the mastery of drum set coordination by breaking it down into four sections: 1) Ride Cymbal - Right hand; 2) Snare Drum - Left foot; 3) Bass Drum - Right foot; 4) High hat - Left foot. The author clearly states his goals in writing this book: It is my sincere wish that the materials presented in this] text will be of considerable help in developing musical approach to the coordination skills demanded of today's drummer. -John Pickering

Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset: The Essentials
Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset
The Essentials
Paperback      ISBN: 0995336105

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.

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.