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Ultimate Play-Along for Drums: Level 1
Ultimate Play-Along for Drums
Level 1
Paperback      ISBN: 1576234029

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

Style Studies for the Creative Drummer
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 Total Rock Drummer: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Rock Drumming
The Total Rock Drummer
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Rock Drumming
Paperback      ISBN: 0739052683

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.

Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone
Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone
Paperback      ISBN: 075790890x

The "Goldenberg book" has been used by generations of orchestral mallet players to develop their skills. As well as studies and etudes, this book includes excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for keyboard percussion instruments. This edition, edited by

World Rhythms! Arts Program Presents West African Drum & Dance, a Yankadi-Macrou Celebration: Teacher's Guide
World Rhythms! Arts Program Presents West African Drum & Dance, a Yankadi-Macrou Celebration
Teacher's Guide
by Kalani
Paperback      ISBN: 0739038699

The rhythms and dances of Guinea, West Africa spring to life in this ground-breaking multimedia collection from award-winning author Kalani and noted world percussionist Ryan M. Camara More than just a drumming book, this easy-to-use method immerses teac

The Art of Bop Drumming
The Art of Bop Drumming
Paperback      ISBN: 089898890x

The definitive book on bop drumming---a style that is both the turning point and the cornerstone of contemporary music's development. This comprehensive book and audio presentation covers time playing, comping, soloing, brushes, more jazz essentials, and charts in an entertaining mix of text, music, and pertinent quotes.

On the Beaten Path Jazz: The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It, Book & CD
On the Beaten Path Jazz
The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It, Book & CD
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
The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary As Taught by Alan Dawson
The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary As Taught by Alan Dawson
Paperback      ISBN: 0769265243

Alan Dawson was a legendary drummer and educator, known for his work with the top artists in jazz as well as for his 18-year association with Berklee College of Music. This new text and online audio combination was put together by John Ramsay, a prominent drummer in his own right and a former student of Dawson's. The book contains all the important techniques and concepts that Alan Dawson embraced in his own playing and subsequently taught to his students. The recordings include some remastered audio examples from actual lessons taught by Dawson himself over the years. This is a highly comprehensive textbook from a jazz master.

Drum Basics
Drum Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 3927190667
Open-Handed Playing: A Step Beyond: Linear Approach, Rudimental Approach,Play-Along Songs
Open-Handed Playing
A Step Beyond: Linear Approach, Rudimental Approach,Play-Along Songs
Paperback      ISBN: 0739084739

A follow-up to the popular first volume, Open-Handed Playing, Vol. 2: A Step Beyond gives you a groundbreaking step-by-step approach to incorporating this cutting-edge style into your playing. By using linear and rudimental approaches, this book will even help a drummer who has always played with crossed hands. This is possible because the presented patterns will be familiar to both right- and left-handed players. This method also provides an incredibly creative and funky set of new tools to build the drumming vocabulary. The included CD features 8 play-along tracks.
"This is an interesting and challenging book suitable for the intermediate to advanced player, regardless of their leading hand."
- DRUMMER magazine
"This is a great resource that will definitely take your drumming up another notch and help untie knots and bad habits we drummers often develop. Four and a Half Stars "
DRUMscene Magazine

"If you've never considered open-handed drumming before, this book offers a very strong argument for it."
-Michael Dawson, Modern Drummer