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 three 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 key competencies 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 eighth/sixteenth 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.
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.
(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.
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.
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 "
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."
This is a complete and extensive method for timpani. Each essential skill is covered: basic theory (the building blocks of all music) * technique and facts (from sticking, muffling, and rolls to instrument care) * intonation (tuning of intervals, scales, glissandos, three and four timpani exercises) and a large selection of standard symphonic timpani repertoire (from the classics of Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and more).
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."
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