Music Instruc: Perc
30-Day Drum Workout
An Exercise Plan for Drummers
Paperback ISBN: 0739010743
Packed with two complete 30-day exercise routines, this collection of warm-ups, sticking exercises, polyrhythms and other skill-builders increases coordination, stamina, finesse and sense of time without the tedium of doing the same old routine every day. 64-page book and DVD, or DVD sold separately.
The Drummer's Play-Along
40 Songs in a Variety of Styles: Afro-Cuban, Rock, Jazz, Brazilian, Raggae, and More, MP3 CD 2 Tracks One With Drums and One Without Drums
Paperback ISBN: 147061894x
This book will help drummers gain a deeper knowledge of drum-chart reading and interpretation through the performance of 40 songs in a variety of styles (Afro-Cuban, Rock, Jazz, Brazilian, Reggae, and more). Each style starts with simple drum charts, and gradually builds to more complex and demanding compositions. The accompanying CD contains all the songs included in the book allowing the drummer to play along with the tracks while following the related drum charts.
Play Bongos & Hand Percussion Now
The Basics & Beyond
Paperback ISBN: 0757910653
This book approaches bongo playing in a very user-friendly way. It is a must for all students who wish to learn the basic styles, patterns, and techniques from world-renowned artist/teacher Richie Gajate-Garcia. This package contains two CDs with Richie performing all the exercises and includes play-along tracks to practice with. Styles include Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, pop/rock, funk, and R&B, along with a section on school jazz band use. This is a complete study of the bongo drum and should be fun for all who use it. Also includes an in-depth study of all basic hand percussion instruments such as shaker, bells, cabasa, triangle, tamborine, maracas, and more.
Drummer's Guide to Odd Time Signatures
Master the Art of Playing in Odd Time Signatures
Paperback ISBN: 0739065394
More and more popular musical artists today use odd time signatures to give their music a unique sound. This practice goes back to the 1960s, with Dave Brubeck and The Beatles, and continued with artists like King Crimson, Rush, Sting, Metallica, Tool, and Radiohead. To many musicians, these meters are complex and mysterious. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Odd time signatures should be an easy concept to understand, as they are simply meters with an odd number of beats to the bar. The DrummerÂ's Guide to Odd Time Signatures will help you understand how to hear and feel these meters and to use them in a variety of musical situations and genres. Take your drumming to the next level, and master the art of playing in odd time signatures. A CD demonstrating the musical examples in the book is included.
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.
The Ultimate Realistic Rock Drum Method
Paperback ISBN: 0897244869
Drumming legend Carmine Appice has once again updated the best-selling drumset book in the history of rock drumming. In addition to the classic information of basic rock rhythms and polyrhythms, linear rudiments and groupings, hi-hat and double bass drum exercises, and shuffle rhythms and syncopation exercises, Carmine has updated this classic package by adding over 20 new pages and a second CD of fresh material. Now on two CDs, this classic recording has been re-mastered, and three new play-along tracks have been added, along with new audio examples that correspond with the new sections on odd-time signatures, hands and feet combination exercises, and a new rave/dance section.
A Reference Guide to Prepare Drummers for Real-World Gigs
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.
A Beat a Week
A Total Percussion Approach to Playing the Drumset
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0739099558
A Beat a Week, by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, contains 52 unique beats from his recorded catalog. Intended as a supplemental method, it explains the inspiration, origins, and evolution of these diverse beats with detailed text alongside each one. Taking the same concepts that embody Kotche's playing, it promotes a total percussion approach to drumset by exhibiting a wide variety of source material ranging from rock, jazz, classical, marching, world, and electronic percussion idioms. Each beat is broken down into step-by-step examples for deeper understanding and in-depth study. This book is perfect for drummers at all levels or anyone curious about the creative process.