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.
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!
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.
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.
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 hand drummers bible. Designed for use with any style hand drum, this book contains rhythms for percussion ensembles and solo hand drummers. Two styles of easy to understand notation are used. Includes information on playing positions and how to create varied sounds on a vast array of ethnic percussion instruments. A companion CD is included with this book.
This text and CD package teaches timbales as played by the master percussionist Changuito. Topics include set-up, tuning, the clave, fills, independence exercises, listening recommendations, and a glossary of terms. Various styles are studied such as Danzon, Abanico, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Pilon, Mozambique, Merengsongo, Conga, 6/8 Rhythms, Timba, Songo, Laye, and Afro-Cuban. Examples on the CD are performed by Changuito.
Carmine’s award-winning book, now available with the DVD Ultimate Realistic Rock, The Basics. The DVD features instruction through selected exercises by Carmine Appice and special guests Kenny Aronoff, John Tempesta, Vinny Appice, Bobby Rondinelli, and Rick Gratton. Also includes 2 enhanced CDs that teach you all the lessons in the book.
Michael’s much-anticipated book, “Developing Modern Drumlines”, is now available! This book is a must-have for anyone interested in starting or teaching a marching percussion ensemble, whether it is a scholastic or independent indoor drumline, drum corps, or marching band. It provides step-by-step instruction from beginning to end, including numerous “insider tips” that come with years of experience in a variety of ensembles. Not only will these be indispensable to the band director or community leader with little exposure to the marching arts, they can help any organization look more professional and be more competitive. Topics include:
-history of the activity and instruments
-purchasing and maintaining equipment
-playing and marching technique
-exercises and music
-writing and arranging music
-performances and competitions
-directing the organization
…and much more!