Music Instruc: Perc
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Scoring for Percussion
Scoring for Percussion
Paperback      ISBN: 0739052799

Scoring for Percussion is a complete manual including availability, ranges, transpositions, techniques, beaters, and standardized notation. It provides a guide for arrangers scoring percussion parts for pieces in a variety of styles. This newly revised edition contains an enhanced CD-ROM that provides a comprehensive look at more than 85 percussion instruments, with images of the instruments, sound samples, and typical patterns associated with each instrument.

"Every serious student of composition/arranging/orchestration, not to mention percussionists themselves, would do well to thoroughly study and master the concepts presented in this text."

-Percussive Notes

"This 152-page resource reference textbook should be included in every university library for reference, if not required for the discussion of actual curricular content in percussion scoring and notation."
-Jim Lambert, The Instrumentalist
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.

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.

Drum Basics
Drum Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 3927190667
Percussion for Musicians: A Complete, Fundamental Literature and Techique Method for Percussion
Percussion for Musicians
A Complete, Fundamental Literature and Techique Method for Percussion
Paperback      ISBN: 0769233651
Tipbook Drums: The Complete Guide
Tipbook Drums
The Complete 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 convenient new 6' x 9' format, offers both beginning and advanced drummers a host of information on the instrument. Covers: selecting and testing instruments and accessories; maintenance, adjustment, intonation and tuning; family, history and production of the instrument; dozens of illustrations; interactive Tipcodes at Tipbook.com; a glossary; index; rudiments, basic beats; and much more

Open-Handed Playing: A Step Beyond: Linear Approach, Rudimental Approach,Play-Along Songs
Open-Handed Playing
A Step Beyond: Linear Approach, Rudimental Approach,Play-Along Songs
Paperback      ISBN: 0739084739

A follow-up to the popular first volume, Open-Handed Playing, Vol. 2: A Step Beyond gives you a groundbreaking step-by-step approach to incorporating this cutting-edge style into your playing. By using linear and rudimental approaches, this book will even help a drummer who has always played with crossed hands. This is possible because the presented patterns will be familiar to both right- and left-handed players. This method also provides an incredibly creative and funky set of new tools to build the drumming vocabulary. The included recording features 8 play-along tracks.
"This is an interesting and challenging book suitable for the intermediate to advanced player, regardless of their leading hand."
- DRUMMER magazine
"This is a great resource that will definitely take your drumming up another notch and help untie knots and bad habits we drummers often develop. Four and a Half Stars "
DRUMscene Magazine

"If you've never considered open-handed drumming before, this book offers a very strong argument for it."
-Michael Dawson, Modern Drummer
Filling in the Grooves: The Ultimate Guide to Drum Fills
Filling in the Grooves
The Ultimate Guide to Drum Fills
Paperback      ISBN: 1470642247

Designed to assist you in developing a real-world vocabulary of drum fills as played by top professional drummers in every style, Filling in the Grooves by Jim Toscano covers all the fills drummers ask about: odd groupings, filling over the barline, hand-foot combinations, double-bass fills, groupings, stylistic fills, and much more. In addition, the book dissects legendary fills played by the giants of the drums, including Billy Cobham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Tony Williams and more. Included are downloadable digital files containing nine play-along tracks and audio and video demonstrations of nearly every example in the book.

Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset: The Essentials
Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset
The Essentials
Paperback      ISBN: 0995336105

Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset is a condensed study of the most popular rhythms and dances of Cuba. From basic grooves and rhythmic structures, to ensemble orchestrations of traditional Cuban percussion, the book sheds new light on Cuban music. After 17 years of running programs in Cuba and spending years working with top Cuban artists, author Aldo Mazzo has clarified a lot of historically incorrect knowledge and information about Cuban rhythms and music. The excercises are explained clearly, making it perfect for beginning through advanced players. The included 75 play-along audio tracks include written-out parts. 30 video clips will ensure accurate and thorough comprehensive of concepts.

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