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The Drummer's Lifeline: Quick Fixes, Hacks, and Tips of the Trade
The Drummer's 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.

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.

Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set: A Guide to Applying Today's Electronic Music to the Drum Set
Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set
A Guide to Applying Today's Electronic Music to the Drum Set
Paperback      ISBN: 0757990258

This book and two CD package is a must for all drummers wanting to explore the world of electronically produced Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass grooves If you are new to Jungle, it will open the door to new grooves, loops, and sounds on the acoustic drumset. It als

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.

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
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.

Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1
Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1
Paperback      ISBN: 073903636x

Alfred's Drum Method, Books 1 and 2 are the ideal teaching tools to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. Book 1 contains 80 pages of sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique. Book 1 also includes 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. Book 2 is much more than just a snare drum method It continues the learning process by covering additional rudimental studies, tonal properties of the snare drum, theme and variations, musical forms, solos and duets. Book 2 also covers traditional rudimental style, corps style (by Jay Wanamaker), orchestral style, accessory instruments, and multiple-percussion techniques. The DVD includes demonstrations of all the rudiments and accessory instruments, plus solo performances by the authors. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Modern School for Snare Drum: With a Guide Book for the Artist Percussionist -- Covering All of the Instruments of the Percussion Family
Modern School for Snare Drum
With a Guide Book for the Artist Percussionist -- Covering All of the Instruments of the Percussion Family
Paperback      ISBN: 075790906x

The Goldenberg Book has been used by generations of orchestral snare drum players to develop their skills. As well as studies and etudes, this book includes excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for snare drum and all of the instruments of the percussion family. This edition, edited by Tony Cirone, includes phrasings and stickings along with re-engraved etudes. This book is the primary source for percussionists to learn proper technique and important orchestral repertoire.

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

Alfred's Drum Method Complete
Alfred's Drum Method Complete
Paperback      ISBN: 0739088939

This unique title combines both books 1 and 2 of Alfred's Drum Method. With details on drum care, drum tuning, stick and drumhead selection and introductions to rudimental, corps (by Jay Wanamaker), and orchestral style playing, this comprehensive method book provides everything you need to become a well-rounded percussionist. Each page is designed as a single lesson, complete with a musical solo passage. Exclusive bonus features include the Vic Firth poster of the P.A.S. International Drum Rudiments. This title is available in SmartMusic.