Music Instruc: Perc
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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

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
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.

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
Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1
Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1
Paperback      ISBN: 073903636x

Alfred's Drum Method, Books 1 and 2 are the ideal teaching tools to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. Book 1 contains 80 pages of sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique. Book 1 also includes 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. Book 2 is much more than just a snare drum method It continues the learning process by covering additional rudimental studies, tonal properties of the snare drum, theme and variations, musical forms, solos and duets. Book 2 also covers traditional rudimental style, corps style (by Jay Wanamaker), orchestral style, accessory instruments, and multiple-percussion techniques. The DVD includes demonstrations of all the rudiments and accessory instruments, plus solo performances by the authors. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Together in Rhythm: A Facilitator's Guide to Drum Circle Music, Book & DVD [With DVD]
Together in Rhythm
A Facilitator's Guide to Drum Circle Music, Book & DVD [With DVD]
by Kalani
Paperback      ISBN: 073903510x

Create compelling rhythm-based events for groups of all kinds Learn the art of drum-circle facilitation from master percussionist, educator and award-winning drum circle facilitator, Kalani. The interactive DVD includes activities, games, an instrument guide and inspirational interviews. Participants will also gain essential life skills, including creative thinking, active listening, teamwork, self-direction, and communication. This title has been awarded by iParenting Media as one of the Outstanding Products of 2005.

Elements: A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Your Drumset Vocabulary, Book & CD
Elements
A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Your Drumset Vocabulary, Book & CD
Paperback      ISBN: 0739076183

With Elements, drummer John Favicchia presents a comprehensive system to improve your drumming vocabulary and improvisational skills. After presenting the elements---one-beat variations of basic sixteenth-note and triplet rhythms---Favicchia shows you how to execute accent figures in any place in the measure, play accents in any desired position combined with double-stroke rolls, orchestrate all your ideas in more creative ways around the kit, improvise with much more freedom, recognize and execute any given ensemble figure encountered on a chart, solo around the hits while playing with a band (no matter where the hits fall), and more. Included is an MP3/data disc jam-packed with examples from the book and play-along charts.

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

Scoring for Percussion
Scoring for Percussion
Paperback      ISBN: 0739052799

Scoring for Percussion is a complete manual including availability, ranges, transpositions, techniques, beaters, and standardized notation. It provides a guide for arrangers scoring percussion parts for pieces in a variety of styles. This newly revised edition contains an enhanced CD-ROM that provides a comprehensive look at more than 85 percussion instruments, with images of the instruments, sound samples, and typical patterns associated with each instrument.

"Every serious student of composition/arranging/orchestration, not to mention percussionists themselves, would do well to thoroughly study and master the concepts presented in this text."

-Percussive Notes

"This 152-page resource reference textbook should be included in every university library for reference, if not required for the discussion of actual curricular content in percussion scoring and notation."
-Jim Lambert, The Instrumentalist
Alfred's Drum Method Complete
Alfred's Drum Method Complete
Paperback      ISBN: 0739088939

This unique title combines both books 1 and 2 of Alfred's Drum Method. With details on drum care, drum tuning, stick and drumhead selection and introductions to rudimental, corps (by Jay Wanamaker), and orchestral style playing, this comprehensive method book provides everything you need to become a well-rounded percussionist. Each page is designed as a single lesson, complete with a musical solo passage. Exclusive bonus features include the Vic Firth poster of the P.A.S. International Drum Rudiments. This title is available in SmartMusic.