Music Instruc: Perc
The Art and Heart of Drum Circles
Paperback ISBN: 1540002187
(Book). This book is for you if you want to... * Start drum circles in your school, corporation, community, music store, band, or even your home! * Share your musical talent with others in a way that reaches beyond performing. * Inspire people of all ages, races, and abilities to discover their commonality through musical expression. The online audio features over 45 minutes of play-along grooves to jump-start your drum circle as well as a practice tool to develop your person percussion repertoire.
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.
The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle
Paperback ISBN: 0739070304
The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle is the first book dedicated exclusively to learning about and playing the half-time shuffle. Complete with historical analysis and overviews of the lineage of the style, the book will equip drummers with all of the necessary tools needed to conquer one of the most beloved, yet mystifying, grooves in drumming history. The book features photos, album cover art, motivational quotes, recommended listening, as well as transcriptions of the most definitive half-time shuffle grooves. Gain insight and wisdom from Zoro, one of the legendary masters of R&B drumming, and master the language of the triplet---the foundation of all shuffles. The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle is highly innovative, informative, inspirational, and is sure to be a classic!
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 Bucket Book
A Junkyard Percussion Manual
Paperback ISBN: 1470616556
The Bucket Book is a groundbreaking new resource for elementary and middle school general music classes. This inventive program is designed to help teachers and students discover the joy of creating music and the fun of using homemade or found instruments to do so. Fully reproducible, and including a Data CD with thirty MP3s of musical examples and a PDF of the book for projection and enhanced classroom learning, The Bucket Book curriculum teaches rhythm skills and percussion techniques using easy-to-teach lessons that do not require a percussion background. Detailed information, photos, and resources are provided to acquaint educators with percussion vocabulary and techniques. The activities will engage and delight your students as they explore different timbres and search for the next great sound or rhythm they can produce with their instruments. For teachers wishing to provide their students with a creative, high-quality music education, The Bucket Book is an outstanding resource! Recommended for grades 3--9.
The Art of Bop Drumming
Paperback ISBN: 089898890x
The definitive book on bop drumming -- a style that is both the turning point and the cornerstone of contemporary music's development. This comprehensive book and audio presentation covers time playing, comping, soloing, brushes, more jazz essentials, and charts in an entertaining mix of text, music, and pertinent quotes.
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.
The Coordination Code
The Ultimate Graphic Approach to Improving Your Drum Skills
Paperback ISBN: 0739086014
Coordination occurs when your body movements allow you to strike the elements of the drumset at a precise moment in time. The Coordination Code uses a unique system of notation to teach your body to achieve complete coordination when performing two or more movements at one time, and gain a new set of tools to utilize in your playing. The enclosed poster is a useful reference when learning or teaching the notation system. To benefit every drummer, the book is organized in five difficulty levels ranging from simple to professional. In addition to helping coordination, this book will build confidence, enhance your creativity, and increase your strength on both sides of your body. An MP3 CD is included with recorded examples of every exercise in the book.
Classic Rock Drummers
Paperback ISBN: 0879309075
Exploring technique, history, musicality and instrumental details, this book covers every aspect of the major drummers of the classic rock era: Keith Moon (The Who), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), among others. Each drummer's standout tracks are here in detail: choice of notes, how the parts strengthened and supported the music, and lasting influences on the drummers of today and music at large. The accompanying CD features sound samples of the styles of the profiled drummers. Includes historically accurate drum equipment setups.