Music Instruc: Perc
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.
Movement That Fits
Dalcroze Eurhythmics and the Suzuki Method
Paperback ISBN: 0874874076
Comprised of singing and body movement activities which incorporate the principles of music educator Jaques Dalcroze and using the repertoire of the Suzuki Method(R), Movement That Fits was written by Dalcroze educator Joy Yelin who is also knowledgeable about the Suzuki Method(R). There is an introduction by the editor, Ken Guilmartin, director of the Center for Music and Young Children and himself a certified Dalcroze instructor. Movement That Fits consists of sequentially structured singing and movement activities presented in easy-to-read outline form. Lifelike drawings and other visual aids accompany each activity along with information about the Dalcroze approach to rhythm, movement, and music reading. Suzuki Method(R) favorites such as "Twinkle" and "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" serve as the basis for the various activities.
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!
Drums in the Americas
Paperback ISBN: 0825601800
The drum is the most universally distributed of all instruments. There is no ethnic group anywhere in the world that doesn't know the drum. This comprehensive volume by Dr. Joseph H. Howard, one of the country's leading authorities on drums, relates the complete story-from primitive origins to the present day-of the drum in this hemisphere. Anthropologically sound and fascinating from any point of view, Drums in the Americas discusses the heritage of the drum from its communal use as an instrument of warning to one of ritual and ceremony to its final evolution as a musical instrument. From Indian tribal drumming to the complexities of big-beat rock 'n' roll and modern jazz, the story of the drum in the Americas is told with intelligence and vitality. Handsomely illustrated, Drums in the Americas is an important contribution to Americana and a significant addition to the world's musical knowledge.
Sounds and Rhythms: a Comprehensive Training System
Paperback ISBN: 3933136113
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.
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.
The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming
Paperback ISBN: 073905399x
Eight years in the making, this "prequel" to The Commandments of R&B Drumming delves into the rhythm and blues of the 1940s and '50s, an incredible musical era when shuffles ruled the airwaves and modern groove playing was in its infancy. Written by Zoro and Daniel Glass, drummer for the Royal Crown Revue, this book is loaded with history, photos, graphics, exercises, and transcriptions, and includes the most comprehensive guide to shuffle playing ever written. Â“This book/CD package is well researched, clear in its goals, and enlightening and inspiring in its approach. Keep this one on your bottom shelf; youÂ're going to want to return to it again and again.Â
Fundamental Method for Mallets
Paperback ISBN: 0739017020
This comprehensive method by Mitchell Peters (principal percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) helps percussionists at any level develop solid skills. The method contains an abundance of essential exercises and etudes for both 2- and 4-mallet technique in two convenient volumes! Covers the grip, stroke, playing position, reading and technical studies, and more!