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.
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.
The second edition of the best-selling original Groove Essentials features a book and CD package with 53 brand new grooves and over 100 variations for intermediate to advanced players. Students will learn the difference between ghost and grace notes (while being encouraged to experiment with both in all six groove “families”) as well as important “go-to” grooves, like the Train and Bo-Diddley beats. For more advanced players and professionals, GE 2.0 introduces the concepts of groove construction, interpretation and manipulation- training drummers to think like musicians in order to maximize their full potential. The companion play-Along book and CD contain over 90 tracks, including every song from the DVD in their full-length versions, minus the drums; allowing drummers to expand their skills by playing any of the grooves with a band and recording themselves on audio or video (optional) to help facilitate the learning process. These tracks also supply a variety of fill-in and soloing opportunities to challenge advanced players. In addition, the book features Igoe’s extended “global tours” that will test even the most seasoned professional’s chops, creativity and stamina and, as a “first of its kind” bonus, there is a full-length orchestral play-along track designed to provide a taste of playing in a full orchestra, complete with multiple moving tempos, dynamics and feels!
A complete method for learning to play lead steel drum. World-renowned steel drum artist Othello Molineaux has developed a concise method for the novice or experienced musician. Perfect for individual study or classroom use, this method comes complete with an accompaniment CD and a full-size practice poster.
Challenging, demanding, musical and fun! This collection of 19 snare drum solos by world-renowned virtuoso John Pratt, author of the legendary 14 Modern Contest Solos , will set a new standard for rudimental snare drum soloing. Includes performance notes from Pratt, plus a foreword by Robin Engelman.