Music Instruc: Perc
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The Drum Book
The Drum Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0879304766

The Drum Book reveals the untold story of the rock drum kit, from the moment that Ringo Starr began thrashing his Ludwig kit in the 1960s to the wonderfully diverse scene of today. This completely revised second edition includes an updated story, many extra photographs, and an expanded directory section that covers every major maker and many smaller ones, from Ajax to Zickos. The book absorbs and explains every twist and turn of the music and the drummers who inspired change and invention from the manufacturers, and is full of great color pictures of the kits played by Charlie Watts, John Bonham, Keith Moon and many more.

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
The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming
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 1950s, 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 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.

"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; you're going to want to return to it again and again."
---Modern Drummer

"Simply put, this is an essential requirement for every drummer's library."
---Drummer

"I am so impressed with what Daniel and Zoro have done to secure the heritage of the modern drumset. The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming is a must---every inspired drummer needs to experience and learn from this masterpiece. The book will take you on a journey through our history---and knowing where we came from will assist us in our vision for the future Thank you both for your hard work, so that generations ahead of us can forever enjoy this magical era "
---Dom Famularo
Drumming's Global Ambassador

"In the modern era of R&B drumming, there aren't too many drummers more qualified than both Zoro and Daniel Glass who could have tackled this subject matter with as much passion as these gentlemen have . . . Anyone wanting to delve into the roots of modern hip hop and R&B will want to look no further than this resource; it's excellent in every regard."
---DrumScene
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.

Podemski's Standard Snare Drum Method
Podemski's Standard Snare Drum Method
Paperback      ISBN: 0769233783

One of the standard texts in its field. A modern course in percussion studies including all standard and modern drum strokes, drum solo passages from world-famous concert and symphonic compositions, and striking exercises for double drumming. Also includes an analysis of the timpani---the instrument, tuning, correct method of playing, rhythm and beats. Excellent reading material.

Music Alive!'s Percussion: Drum Set Pitched Percussion Hand Percussion Marching...and More! [With DVD ROM]
Music Alive!'s Percussion
Drum Set Pitched Percussion Hand Percussion Marching...and More! [With DVD ROM]
Paperback      ISBN: 1458420957

Award-winning author, columnist, performer, bandleader, and clinician Daniel Glass offers students a comprehensive introduction to drums and percussion, from hand drums to digital kits, and everything in between. In this well-illustrated guide, Glass covers the history of the drum, tracing the development of the modern drum kit while also discussing hand, concert, marching, and electronic percussion. In addition to breaking down the equipment and accessories needed available to today's young drummer, Glass offers notated lessons that explore basic rudiments as techniques used in classical, world, jazz, rock, and other genres. A noted historian as well as performer, Glass also profiles great drummers from the jazz age through today. The included DVD-ROM offers high-quality footage from Glass' clinics and performances.

The Coordination Code: The Ultimate Graphic Approach to Improving Your Drum Skills
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.

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.

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

Tipbook Drums: The Complete Guide
Tipbook Drums
The Complete 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 convenient new 6' x 9' format, offers both beginning and advanced drummers a host of information on the instrument. Covers: selecting and testing instruments and accessories; maintenance, adjustment, intonation and tuning; family, history and production of the instrument; dozens of illustrations; interactive Tipcodes at Tipbook.com; a glossary; index; rudiments, basic beats; and much more