Music Instruc: Perc
The Ultimate Guide
Paperback ISBN: 9087671024
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 new 6x9 inch. format, offers both beginning and advanced drummers a host of information on the instrument. Features include: all jargon explained * selecting and testing instruments and accessories * maintenance, adjustment, intonation, tuning * family, history, and production of the instrument * dozens of illustrations * Interactive Tipcodes * glossary * index * rudiments and basic beats * and much more.
The Drummers Lifeline
Quick Fixes, Hacks, and Tips of the Trade
Paperback ISBN: 1470638991
The Drummer's Lifeline offers practical, yet off-beat solutions to just about any drumming situation someone will most likely encounter, whether you're a working pro, a student, or a weekend warrior who simply plays the drums for the fun of it. Whatever your musical preference or style, and whatever your level of drumming experience or expertise, the authors promise you'll find answers to questions you've asked yourself before, or answers to questions you didn't even know existed.
On The Beaten Path Jazz
The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It
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
Daily Drumset Workout
A Day-to-Day Guide to Better Drumming
Paperback ISBN: 3943638006
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 3 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 your key competences 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 8th/16th 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.
Music Alive!'s Percussion
Drum Set, Pitched Percussion, Hand Percussion, Marching...and More!
Paperback ISBN: 1458420957
Featuring illustrations and a DVD-ROM with footage from the author's clinics and performances, this must-have guide presents a practical introduction to drums and percussion that covers the history and development of the drum and offers lessons that explore basic rudiments in all genres of music. Original.
Together In Rhythm
A Facilitator's Guide To Drum Circle Music
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."
The Commandments of R&B Drumming
A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk and Hip Hop
Paperback ISBN: 0769216919
The Commandments of R&B Drumming is a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming, from soul to funk to hip-hop, written by world-renowned session & live drummer Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon). Topics include practice tips, developing the funky bass drum and hi-hat, creating and playing with loops, and what are considered the Ten Commandments of Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop (the top ten recordings from each era). This book not only pays homage to the R&B drummers of the past, but gives the reader a fortune of invaluable information both in history and playing. This newly revised 10th anniversary edition features updated information and loads of new photos and album artwork throughout. It includes a play-along CD featuring various styles of R&B, and also includes an R&B history tree. 160 pages covering every imaginable angle, nook, and cranny of R&B for only $24.95! The book was voted the #1 educational drum book in the world by Modern Drummer magazine's Readers Poll and also deemed "a must-have for the soulful drummer," by Traps Magazine. "Zoro's book is a milestone achievement and the most comprehensive book on the subject of R&B drumming I have ever seen." -Vinnie Colaiuta "I consider Zoro's book an essential investment!" -Dennis Chambers
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!