Music Instruc: Perc
The Total Funk Drummer
Paperback ISBN: 0739066463
The Total Funk Drummer is a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of funk drumming. You'll start with basic lessons on keeping time, and end up playing highly syncopated beats and fills using advanced techniques like linear drumming. This book features many of the styles that make funk drumming so challenging, yet rewarding, and is meant for all playersÂ—from beginners to advanced drummers. Learn everything from New Orleans funk, R&B, and soul to '70s funk, modern alternative funk, drum 'n' bass, and hip-hop. You'll also learn drum beats in the styles of famous funk artists like The Meters, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, The Funk Brothers, Booker T. & the MG's, Tower of Power, Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. The CD features a full band demonstrating the examples in the book. This is the only book you'll need to become a great funk drummer.
Teach Yourself to Play Drums
Paperback ISBN: 0882846841
Learn to play the drums and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various drum types and the sounds they create, playing basics, proper drumstick grips, and getting acquainted with standard drum notation. You will then move right along to playing different lines with different tempos, rhythms, and grooves, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical & drum notation. You will learn to play beats and fills in an array of musical styles, including Rock, Country, Jazz and Latin. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play in a band and read standard drum music. The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Technique builders * Daily workouts to improve your playing * Practice tips * Hints on purchasing equipment, tuning and sound modification, drumset maintenance, and more. The accompanying CD provides help with understanding the concepts with more ease and efficiency. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
Drum Techniques of Led Zeppelin
Paperback ISBN: 0757940307
John Bonham is one of the legends of rock 'n' roll, and his drumming style helped to elevate Led Zeppelin to greatness. This revised edition contains 23 of Bonham's most famous drum transcriptions from his work with the legendary Led Zeppelin. Also included are editor's notes from each record and note-for-note transcriptions. Titles include: Good Times, Bad Times * Babe I'm Gonna Leave You * Dazed and Confused * Communication Breakdown * Whole Lotta Love * Heartbreaker * Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman) * Immigrant Song * Black Dog * Stairway to Heaven * Misty Mountain Hop * The Song Remains the Same * Over the Hills and Far Away * The Crunge * D'yer Mak'er * No Quarter * Achilles Last Stand * Nobody's Fault but Mine * Fool in the Rain. "Thanks to Joe Bergamini's usual perfectionism, we have an accurate historical record of one of the greatest rock drummers of all time for the enjoyment and education of today's drummers and all future generations to come. Highly recommended not just for Bonham fans or Rock 'n' Rollers but for all drummers, regardless of style." -Tiger Bill's DrumBeat
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.
The Funky Beat
Paperback ISBN: 1576235130
In The Funky Beat, David focuses on combining funk and jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms to extend his own innovative style. By dissecting his grooves and musical choices for each song on the CD, David demonstrates how to develop musical skills and how to create a signature sound. This book/audio package includes eight charts and two CDs mixed with and without drums for play-along usage. As a bonus, David transcribes and explains eleven of his legendary Tower of Power grooves.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messages
Paperback ISBN: 0760400091
Through in-depth analysis, detailed transcriptions and album references, author John Ramsay gives us an insider's view of Art Blakey's unique drumming style. The book includes examples of Art's philosophies and wisdom as told by some of the great alumni of the Jazz Messengers.
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!
Ultimate Drum Play-Along Rush
Play Along with 6 Great Demonstration Tracks
Paperback ISBN: 0739057146
Learn to play your favorite Rush songs with these terrific transcriptions and play-along tracks. The CD contains two version of each song: a complete version for demonstration and a play-along version without drums so you can play with the rhythm tracks. Plus the CD contains embedded software that allows you to slow down, loop and even transpose keys! Plus, there are matching guitar and bass editions available! Titles: Anthem * Closer to the Heart * Spirit of Radio * Temples of Syrinx * Tom Sawyer * YYZ.