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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Volume I, Tomasito reveals the time-tested conga method which he himself studied with “Changuito” and other master congueros at the ENA conservatory in Havana. Volume I starts at the absolute beginning and is designed for the person who has never touched the congas, but is also of great value to the advanced player who wishes to understand the foundation and rudiments of the approach that has allowed the ENA and the other Havana conservatories to consistently turn out so many world class congueros each year.
Volume I begins with simple exercises to develop technique and systematically works its way through rudiments and recursos for use in solos and fills and basic rhythm patterns such as Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bolero. These are presented using the unique Step by Step DVD Method, which enables the student to learn the patterns by watching the DVD and imitating Tomasito as he builds the patterns stroke by stroke. This, combined with a special type of notation designed to be simple for those who don’t read music, results in a conga course that really works, rather than just another reference book to add to the bookshelf!
Represents a new-generation play-along package and a quantum leap over anything else previously available in this vein with over 6 hours of music, including 47 grooves and feels from all over the world-most in two tempos-88 tracks in all, truly professional sketch charts and incisive text by Tommy. An interactive groove experience for all level drummers with rhythm tracks that feature some of New York City’s top musicians. Works in conjunction with the best-selling Grove Essentials DVD. For beginning drummers: simple rock beats with a real band feel; for intermediate drummers: syncopated, 16th-note grooves as well as jazz/swing feels; for advanced drummers: challenging world grooves, as well as jazz shuffles, jazz waltzes and R&B feels. Additionally, you’ll find 3 “Global Tour” tracks that are 15-minute journeys through all the grooves and feels you’ve learned. The CD features all of the rhythm tracks in MP3 format, so that they can be downloaded into your computer (MAC or PC) and moved to your iPod , or any portable MP3 player. The disc is also playable in all MP3-capable CD and DVD players.
Hudson Music and Stanton Moore are thrilled to announce the release of the Groove Alchemy Book/Audio CD package, a complete method for developing a massive vocabulary of grooves in various funk-based styles, along with a historical overview of some of the key grooves in the development of funk. Says Moore: Groove Alchemy reflects the program that I have put myself through to improve my own funk and groove playing. It s a groove boot camp that will vastly increase your knowledge of classic grooves and more importantly, will also ignite your imagination and make you a funkier and more creative drummer. The Groove Alchemy book/audio package covers the same topics in an even more comprehensive fashion, containing transcriptions of all of the historical grooves, plus all of Stanton s creative expansions and applications of them. The book contains over 600 examples, all of which are demonstrated on the included MP3 CD. The package also contains four play-along tracks taken directly from Stanton s new Groove Alchemy CD. These are some of the same songs performed on the DVD, so, using both products together, the student can watch and listen to Stanton perform, and then try the songs for themselves.