The Total Rock Drummer is a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of rock drumming. Start with basic lessons in keeping a beat, and end up playing sophisticated fills and solos. This book features many of the styles that make rock drumming so challenging, yet rewarding, and is meant for all drummers---from beginners to advanced players. Learn everything from rockabilly and reggae to funk and progressive rock, plus actual drum beats from famous rock tunes by Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, The Police, Tool, Green Day, and more This is the one place to get everything you need to make you a great rock drummer. Access to online audio demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
Body Percussion: Sounds and Rhythms is an innovative, comprehensive folio of practice material for anyone interested in discovering his or her own body as a universal rhythm instrument. Contents include basic sounds, warm-ups, grooves in varying styles, six solo pieces from easy to advanced, practice tips, and three exciting ensemble arrangements. The accompanying DVD illustrates techniques, makes reproducible the single path of motions, and includes examples of all exercises, sounds, rhythms, and solo pieces. Body Percussion: Sounds and Rhythms is the perfect guide for self-study.
A collection of studies on rock, jazz, and Latin rhythms designed to increase a drummer's versatility. Each study contains basic rhythms plus practical variations---all proven successful in numerous playing situations. Includes John's phrasing techniques which are applied to all the rhythms. With discography and audio, this revised and updated method provides a perfect base for the teacher and student to help focus on the three main genres of music.
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.
This book/CD package has been developed so that the beginning to intermediate drummer can practice in a wide range of styles along with all-star musicians Mike Stern on guitar and John Patitucci on bass. The styles covered include straight eighths, shuffl
Each book in the Ultimate Play-Along series features the finest professionally recorded tracks, complete transcriptions, detailed explanations, and performance notes. Each song has demonstration tracks that can be used for learning and practice and then turned off to allow playing parts along with the CD. Solos are fully demonstrated and explained.Finally, the book drummers worldwide have been waiting for, the ultimate drum transcription with audio play-along from drumming pioneer Virgil Donati. This package presents songs selected from two of Virgil's classic recordings, Serious Young Insects (On The Virg) and Universe (Planet X). These explosive compositions, mixed with and without drums, are meticulously transcribed and broken down. Included are several breakout exercises with audio loops and double bass drum performances that have been slowed down for easy understanding and execution. Also included are simple song charts and road maps to follow along with to improve your skills. A must-have for Virgil's fans, this book will take you inside the artistic and rhythmic mind of one of the true inspirational visionaries in the drumming community
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.
Award-winning author, columnist, performer, bandleader, and clinician Daniel Glass offers students a comprehensive introduction to drums and percussion, from hand drums to digital kits, and everything in between. In this well-illustrated guide, Glass covers the history of the drum, tracing the development of the modern drum kit while also discussing hand, concert, marching, and electronic percussion. In addition to breaking down the equipment and accessories needed available to today's young drummer, Glass offers notated lessons that explore basic rudiments as techniques used in classical, world, jazz, rock, and other genres. A noted historian as well as performer, Glass also profiles great drummers from the jazz age through today. The included DVD-ROM offers high-quality footage from Glass' clinics and performances.
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
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