Music Instruc: Perc
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
The Ultimate 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 new 6x9 inch. format, offers both beginning and advanced drummers a host of information on the instrument. Features include: all jargon explained * selecting and testing instruments and accessories * maintenance, adjustment, intonation, tuning * family, history, and production of the instrument * dozens of illustrations * Interactive Tipcodes * glossary * index * rudiments and basic beats * and much more.
Play Bongos & Hand Percussion Now
The Basics & Beyond
Paperback ISBN: 0757910653
This book approaches bongo playing in a very user-friendly way. It is a must for all students who wish to learn the basic styles, patterns, and techniques from world-renowned artist/teacher Richie Gajate-Garcia. This package contains two CDs with Richie performing all the exercises and includes play-along tracks to practice with. Styles include Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, pop/rock, funk, and R&B, along with a section on school jazz band use. This is a complete study of the bongo drum and should be fun for all who use it. Also includes an in-depth study of all basic hand percussion instruments such as shaker, bells, cabasa, triangle, tamborine, maracas, and more.
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.
Daily Drumset Workout
A Day-to-Day Guide to Better Drumming
Paperback ISBN: 3943638006
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 3 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 your key competences 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 8th/16th 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.
A Beat a Week
A Total Percussion Approach to Playing the Drumset
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0739099558
A Beat a Week, by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, contains 52 unique beats from his recorded catalog. Intended as a supplemental method, it explains the inspiration, origins, and evolution of these diverse beats with detailed text alongside each one. Taking the same concepts that embody Kotche's playing, it promotes a total percussion approach to drumset by exhibiting a wide variety of source material ranging from rock, jazz, classical, marching, world, and electronic percussion idioms. Each beat is broken down into step-by-step examples for deeper understanding and in-depth study. This book is perfect for drummers at all levels or anyone curious about the creative process.
The Coordination Code
The Ultimate Graphic Approach to Improving Your Drum Skills
Paperback ISBN: 0739086014
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.
On The Beaten Path Jazz
The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It
Paperback ISBN: 0739092723
This is an essential exploration of 12 world-renowned jazz drummers, their influences, the music they made famous, and the gear they played. Authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow lessons are included for 36 legendary beats and solos. You will gain insight into the development of the jazz genre and it's many subgenres. The CD includes performances that demonstrate all the beats and solos in the book. All paths lead to jazz. Trace back to the origins of most any style of music and you'll find that all paths lead to jazz. The most influential masters of rock, funk, reggae, progressive rock, and even metal drumming cite the legendary jazz drummers and the music they created as at least part of their inspiration. Jazz, more than any other genre, embodies the creative spirit and the basic human instinct to push boundaries. This book dives into the genre we all know and love and explores it from a drummer's perspective. You'll learn about jazz, its roots, and all of the significant events that happened as it flourished. You'll learn about a dozen drummers that impacted the style, the gear they used, the licks and solos that made them famous, and the significant albums that defined their genre. Welcome to On the Beaten Path: Jazz! Enjoy the ride. Featured artists include: Art Blakey * Jack DeJohnette * Jeff Hamilton * Elvin Jones * "Papa" Jo Jones * Philly Joe Jones * Gene Krupa * Joe Morello * Buddy Rich * Max Roach * Bill Stewart * Tony Williams. "This is an excellent approach to learning the drumset, not only because of the great examples in the book, but also because a student going through the book will learn the value of the process of listening, transcribing, and learning to perform transcriptions." ?Percussive Notes