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Virgil Donati Drum Trax: Ultimate Play-along
Virgil Donati Drum Trax
Ultimate Play-along
Paperback      ISBN: 0739038958

Each book in the Ultimate Play-Along series features the finest professionally recorded tracks, complete transcriptions, detailed explanations, and performance notes. Each song has demonstration tracks that can be used for learning and practice and then turned off to allow playing parts along with the CD. Solos are fully demonstrated and explained.

Finally, the book drummers worldwide have been waiting for, the ultimate drum transcription with audio play-along from drumming pioneer Virgil Donati. This package presents songs selected from two of Virgil's classic recordings, Serious Young Insects (On The Virg) and Universe (Planet X). These explosive compositions, mixed with and without drums, are meticulously transcribed and broken down. Included are several breakout exercises with audio loops and double bass drum performances that have been slowed down for easy understanding and execution. Also included are simple song charts and road maps to follow along with to improve your skills. A must-have for Virgil's fans, this book will take you inside the artistic and rhythmic mind of one of the true inspirational visionaries in the drumming community
A Percussionist's Guide to Check Patterns: Building a Fundamental Rhythmic Vocabulary
A Percussionist's Guide to Check Patterns
Building a Fundamental Rhythmic Vocabulary
Paperback      ISBN: 073905807x

An ideal book for private lessons, small group instruction or percussion ensemble rehearsals, A Percussionist's Guide to Check Patterns focuses on mastering the essential basics of reading and controlling one-beat rhythmic patterns. It provides a systematic approach to sticking duple- and triplet-based rhythms that all beginning to advanced percussionists encounter in everyday music. All musical examples are written for non-pitched percussion, keyboards and drumset, and the step-by-step presentation is guaranteed to improve syncopation control and coordination.

"It is pleasing to listen to, well constructed, and the virtuosic aspects should be highly effective for the audience."
Jeff Moore, Percussive Notes
Conga Drumming: A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Conga Drumming
A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0963880101

This book will teach any musician, step by step, how to play the conga drum using authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms: calypso, bomba, conga, rumba and bembe. The clear text, life-like illustrations and simple charts make learning to play these beats easy, even for non-musicians. The player can hear all 175 rhythms in the book on the included CD.

Percussion for Musicians: A Complete, Fundamental Literature and Techique Method for Percussion
Percussion for Musicians
A Complete, Fundamental Literature and Techique Method for Percussion
Paperback      ISBN: 0769233651
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.

Changuito: A Master's Approach to the Timbales
Changuito
A Master's Approach to the Timbales
Paperback      ISBN: 0769214355

This text and CD package teaches timbales as played by the master percussionist Changuito. Topics include set-up, tuning, the clave, fills, independence exercises, listening recommendations, and a glossary of terms. Various styles are studied such as Danz

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.

Music Alive!'s Percussion: Drum Set Pitched Percussion Hand Percussion Marching...and More! [With DVD ROM]
Music Alive!'s Percussion
Drum Set Pitched Percussion Hand Percussion Marching...and More! [With DVD ROM]
Paperback      ISBN: 1458420957

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.

The Commandments of R&B Drumming Play-Along: A Play-along Guide to Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop
The Commandments of R&B Drumming Play-Along
A Play-along Guide to Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop
by Zoro
Paperback      ISBN: 0739059696

Featuring 14 of the funkiest tunes in such styles as gospel, blues, soul, funk, go-go, new jack swing, and hip-hop, this play-along package chronologically documents the evolution of R&B drumming from the 1950s through the late '90s. Included are songs made popular by R&B legends such as James Brown, The Meters, Aretha Franklin, and Janet Jackson. The CD tracks are performed by an all-star R&B band featuring Al McKay, the legendary guitarist of Earth, Wind & Fire. The book also provides historical insight, tips for approaching the music, groove examples, rare photos, and album cover artwork.

Together in Rhythm: A Facilitator's Guide to Drum Circle Music, Book & DVD [With DVD]
Together in Rhythm
A Facilitator's Guide to Drum Circle Music, Book & DVD [With DVD]
by Kalani
Paperback      ISBN: 073903510x

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."