Music Instruc: Perc
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 PercussionistÂ'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.
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 and SmartMusic availability.
The Total Blues Drummer
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Drumming
Paperback ISBN: 0739066455
The Total Blues Drummer is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues drumming. It covers many of the styles that make blues drumming so rewarding?from the blues sounds of Chicago, Memphis, and Texas to funky blues, jazz blues, and blues-rock. You'll learn drumbeats in the vein of famous artists like Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, and ZZ Top. Start with basic blues beats and end up playing linear "supergrooves" that will help secure your status as a bona fide blues master. Beginning and intermediate players will find all the tools they need to become great drummers, while more advanced players will find a fresh perspective and expert tips on the art of blues drumming. This is the only book you will need in your quest to becoming a great blues drummer. The CD features a full blues band demonstrating the examples in the book.
A Practical Guide to Percussion Terminology
Paperback ISBN: 1574630598
Confused with the growing list of percussion instruments and terms? This new Meredith publication provides both definitions and an artistic interpretation of how each term is applied to the literature. A great source for conductors, composers, performers and students.
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.
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 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.