Music Instruc: Perc
The Drummers Lifeline
Quick Fixes, Hacks, and Tips of the Trade
Paperback ISBN: 1470638991
The Drummer's Lifeline offers practical, yet off-beat solutions to just about any drumming situation someone will most likely encounter, whether you're a working pro, a student, or a weekend warrior who simply plays the drums for the fun of it. Whatever your musical preference or style, and whatever your level of drumming experience or expertise, the authors promise you'll find answers to questions you've asked yourself before, or answers to questions you didn't even know existed.
Technique Patterns Book and Cd
Paperback ISBN: 076923478x
Patterns is one of the most comprehensive drum methods available. Covering a wide range of materials, the books can be used in any order, or in any combination with one another. They are a must for developing the kinds of skills necessary for drum set performance. In Technique Patterns, the student is challenged with a variety of routines designed to increase technical facility in the hands and feet. Included are exercises on finger control, endurance, multiple-note playing, hand-foot combinations, and more.
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.
Conversations in Clave
The Ultimate Technical Study of Four-Way Independence in Afro-Cuban Rhythms
Paperback ISBN: 0769299474
The ultimate technical study of four-way independence based on Afro-Cuban rhythms. This detailed and methodical approach will develop four-limb coordination and expand rhythmic vocabulary. Understanding the clave and the relationship between eighth-note and triplet rhythms will aid in mastering the multiple and complex rhythms of Afro-Cuban styles.
Style Studies for the Creative Drummer
Paperback ISBN: 0757910769
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.
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!
Percussion Repair and Maintenance
A Performer's Technical Manual
Paperback ISBN: 0769220193
A performer's technical manual on repair and maintenance of all standard percussion equipment. Contains 116 graphic illustrations on repair techniques and instrument construction.
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.