This book is all about making music on the drums.
Jim Blackley takes us from the most basic time playing to the most sophisticated concepts of jazz drumming.
A must have for any serious drum student.
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.
A solid and extremely valuable guide to applying traditional Brazilian rhythms to drumset. It delves into the complexities of Brazilian rhythms and also helps explain the background and influences of the rich musical history of Brazil. Includes samba, partito alto, bossa nova, baiao, caterete, maracatu, marcha, frevo.
This book is jam packed with insights to serve the growing profession of Drum Circle Facilitation. It contains inspirational material to create fun, innovative and thoughtful games of interaction, as well as applications for inclusion of metaphors to quickly add value to facilitation skills for any community. It is a complete package that includes a set of interactive game cards, a DVD that brings to life the lessons and power of Human Rhythmic Energy, and a story that unfolds with Doug’s heartwarming experiences. This valuable package provides you with an encyclopedia of techniques to enhanc your ability for positively influencing others. Teachers will learn to empower themselves in the challenges of ” New Curriculum ” and ” Character ” enhancing requirements. Health professionals will be able to use the material to enrich their clients’ lives. Most importantly, the following Four Fundamentals will demonstrate the importance of the “human element” in the way people today can come together in creating successful teams and more profitable corporations. * S.PIRIT * O.NENESS * U.NITY * L.EADERSHIP These Four Fundamentals evolved through Doug Sole’s many years of facilitating Drum Circles, and integrating Human Rhythmic Energy into his client’s lives. Working synergistically, they create a very effective system for influencing personal growth, as well as inspiring extremely effective and dynamic group leadership techniques. Doug has delivered his information to you in four chapters – one for each of these Four Fundamentals. As you work through them and begin to realize your voice and the power of your own capacity to serve, these skills will naturally become an extension of who you are as human being, as you travel the path to becoming a more effective and compassionate leader.
Syncopated Rolls for the Modern Drummer has been called a “Musical Gem” by Elvin Jones. It has circled the world, embraced by teachers and musicians alike, and remained in print for over forty years.
Legendary drummer Clayton Cameron reveals the secrets of good brushwork in this must have book that should be on every drummer’s shelf.
Noted as one of the world’s most innovative drummers, Cameron gives the reader an encyclopedic survey of brushstrokes in a step-by-step process that is clear and precise.
Also included in the book is a CD detailing sounds and patterns. This book will surely become the benchmark of brush technique for year to come!
Jacques Delecluse’s 12 Studies for Snare Drum is a fantastic collection of 12 etudes for snare drum designed to help students correct their technical and rhythmic inabilities, while creating a means of maintenance for the professional. If you wish to attain a perfect mastery of the roll and develop precision playing in both hands, Twelve Studies for Snare Drum is an essential addition to your studies.
Delecluse’s Douze Etudes have become standard material in the percussion world. The etudes are well suited for auditions as well as the recital hall. They are found on the list for auditions for many, many colleges and universities.
The purpose of this book is to lead the player visually and musically into the logic of odd rhythms and their various forms, so that they may apply this new knowledge to contemporary rock, jazz and Latin music.
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 also provides a wealth of exercises, transcriptions, and sound applications to achieve the feel and style of these futuristic beats. The two CDs include exercise examples from each chapter, basic electronics, and seven original play-along groove loops.
In 1942, Buddy Rich collaborated with Henry Adler, publishing Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments. It is known today as “the drummer’s bible.” In 2005, Ted MacKenzie revised the classic snare drum book and, with Henry Adler’s blessing, revealed the method behind the book. In this book, Ted takes Buddy’s rudiments from the original book and carefully applies them to the drum set. There is no favoring of the downbeat in any of the rudiments, allowing the student to gain confidence and control while developing a natural vocabulary around the kit. Combined with MacKenzie’s The Ultimate Drummer’s Workout DVD, this comprehensive program is the fastest, most efficient study ever put together for gaining proficiency and fluidity around the kit.
This beginning- to intermediate-level book contains hundreds of practical, usable beats and fills. It teaches how to apply a variety of patterns and grooves to the actual performance of songs. The CD includes demos and 14 play-along tracks covering rock, blues and pop styles, with detailed instructions on how to create exciting, solid drum parts. It’s the most realistic and fun! way to learn drums.
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.