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Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset: The Essentials
Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset
The Essentials
Paperback      ISBN: 0995336105

Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset is a condensed study of the most popular rhythms and dances of Cuba. From basic grooves and rhythmic structures, to ensemble orchestrations of traditional Cuban percussion, the book sheds new light on Cuban music. After 17 years of running programs in Cuba and spending years working with top Cuban artists, author Aldo Mazzo has clarified a lot of historically incorrect knowledge and information about Cuban rhythms and music. The excercises are explained clearly, making it perfect for beginning through advanced players. The included 75 play-along audio tracks include written-out parts. 30 video clips will ensure accurate and thorough comprehensive of concepts.

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 recording 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
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
Filling in the Grooves: The Ultimate Guide to Drum Fills
Filling in the Grooves
The Ultimate Guide to Drum Fills
Paperback      ISBN: 1470642247

Designed to assist you in developing a real-world vocabulary of drum fills as played by top professional drummers in every style, Filling in the Grooves by Jim Toscano covers all the fills drummers ask about: odd groupings, filling over the barline, hand-foot combinations, double-bass fills, groupings, stylistic fills, and much more. In addition, the book dissects legendary fills played by the giants of the drums, including Billy Cobham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Tony Williams and more. Included are downloadable digital files containing nine play-along tracks and audio and video demonstrations of nearly every example in the book.

A Percussionist's Guide to Check Patterns: Building a Fundamental Rhythmic Vocabulary
A Percussionist's Guide to Check Patterns
Building a Fundamental Rhythmic Vocabulary
Paperback      ISBN: 073905807x

An ideal book for private lessons, small group instruction or percussion ensemble rehearsals, A Percussionist's Guide to Check Patterns focuses on mastering the essential basics of reading and controlling one-beat rhythmic patterns. It provides a systematic approach to sticking duple- and triplet-based rhythms that all beginning to advanced percussionists encounter in everyday music. All musical examples are written for non-pitched percussion, keyboards and drumset, and the step-by-step presentation is guaranteed to improve syncopation control and coordination.

It is pleasing to listen to, well constructed, and the virtuosic aspects should be highly effective for the audience.
Jeff Moore, Percussive Notes
Universal Rhythms for Drumset: The Keys to Unlock a World of Creativity
Universal Rhythms for Drumset
The Keys to Unlock a World of Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 0739061526

Written by drummer/educator Dave DiCenso, Universal Rhythms for Drumset is a workbook with a concept designed to help demystify the drummer's creative process. Working from the notion that the majority of Western music is built upon five simple rhythmic phrases, DiCenso offers creative tools that demonstrate how to identify, interpret, and manipulate this five-rhythm alphabet in order to improve one's understanding of rhythm as a language and one's ability to speak it on a set of drums.

By applying an innovative eight-step mastery system to each lesson, the reader is challenged to go beyond muscle memory and improve cerebral skills such as pulse/space/shape awareness within any groove, fill, embellishment, or solo; getting ideas to flow seamlessly from mind to limbs to drums; understanding the space other musicians occupy to make informed musical choices and create a deeper band pocket.

Lessons that include over 500 exercises covering 28 drumming styles are all based upon only five rhythms, and all examples in the book are performed by the author on the included MP3 CD.
Play Bongos & Hand Percussion Now: The Basics & Beyond
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 p

Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set: A Guide to Applying Today's Electronic Music to the Drum Set
Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set
A Guide to Applying Today's Electronic Music to the Drum Set
Paperback      ISBN: 0757990258

This book and two CD package is a must for all drummers wanting to explore the world of electronically produced Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass grooves If you are new to Jungle, it will open the door to new grooves, loops, and sounds on the acoustic drumset. It als

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.

Percussion for Musicians: A Complete, Fundamental Literature and Techique Method for Percussion
Percussion for Musicians
A Complete, Fundamental Literature and Techique Method for Percussion
Paperback      ISBN: 0769233651