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In the mode of his popular "Jazz Conception" series, Jim Snidero has compiled a new series for the beginning instrumentalist. These solos are very easy, requiring very limited playing experience. A great way to get kids started playing jazz now!
Jim's newest series, which he considers his best yet! 15 etudes based on classic modal tunes, standards, and even a ballad. New is an appendix with style tips, a scale syllabus, and over 95 lines extracted from the etudes for improv study. CD includes a famous NY rhythm section. Soloists are Jim-Alto, Ted Nash- Tenor, Jim Rotondi- Trumpet, Steve Davis- Bone, Lew Tabackin- Flute, and others.
The recordings contain two mixes of each composition, one mix for listening and one mix to play along with (without drums).
The book contains transcriptions of Billy Hart’s playing with helpful commentary of each recorded performance: A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie, Equinox - John Coltrane, Day & Nite - David Liebman, Ralph’s Piano Waltz - John Abercrombie, Embraceable You - George Gershwin, Lo Flame - Bill Dobbins.
"The Commandments of R&B Drumming" is a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming, from soul to funk to hip-hop. Topics include practice tips, developing the funky bass drum and hi-hat, creating and playing with loops, and what are considered the Ten Commandments of Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop (the top ten recordings from each era). This book not only pays homage to the R&B drummers of the past, but gives the reader a fortune of invaluable information both in history and playing.The newly revised 10th anniversary edition book features updated information and loads of new photos and album artwork throughout. It includes a play-along CD featuring various styles of R&B, and also includes an R&B history tree. 160 pages covering every imaginable angle, nook, and cranny of R&B!Voted #1 Educational Drum Book in the Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll!
Conversations in Clave: The Ultimate Technical Study of Four-Way Independence in Afro-Cuban Rhythms
Realistic Rock for Kids
Method Book Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer
Written by Jim Chapin. Instructional book and examples CD for drums.
The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the "Father of Jazz Independence," has written one o f the most popular drum set books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer's library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, and speed and endurance on the drum set. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim's teaching techniques like no other.
Each book in the Ultimate Play-Along series features the finest professionally recorded tracks, complete transcriptions, detailed explanations, and performance notes. Each song has demonstration tracks that can be used for learning and practice and then turned off to allow playing parts along with the CD. Solos are fully demonstrated and explained.Now for the first time Marco, along with co-author Rick Gratton, presents his interdependence, creativity, style, and groove techniques in this ultimate play-along package. Each note-for-note transcription is meticulously broken down and includes Marco's thoughts on his recorded performances as well as his own personal practice exercises that will easily help you master these explosive compositions. Easy-to-follow charts are also included, along with many lessons on double bass drumming and odd-time signature playing. A must have for Marco fans and those who like a musical challenge.
Written in two volumes, these books include 2- and 4-bar rock and jazz-rock beats designed for the modern drummer. Both books are designed to develop the drummer's skill in coordinating their hands and feet. The books also offer the drummer a repertoire of exciting rhythmic patterns.
This diverse collection of drum charts comes with a CD of accompaniments recorded both with drums for demonstration and without drums for playing along, and includes analyses and performance suggestions. Performance settings like big band, small group, live shows, Broadway, studio work, dance jobs and cruise ships are discussed in terms of responsibilities, challenges, expectations, awareness and problem areas. 72 pages.
Method Book Syncopation for Modern Drummer
Written by Ted Reed. Instructional book for snare drum. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Voted second on Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books in 1993, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths, dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own examples from it.
43 Solos and 53 fill-ins. Captures the ideas of many top drummers.
32 Pages of solos and fills, mostly transcribed from Buddy Rich.
In the Jazz idiom for drum set. 5 different ways to play pages 37 thru 44 of "Syncopation for the Modern Drummer"
42 pages of important techniques every drummer should know
Method Book Drum set Essentials & CD, Book 1
With Drum set Essentials, the world-famous performer and educator Peter Erskine takes you step by step from the very beginning with the most fundamental concepts about technique and musicality discussed and illustrated in detail. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished drummer, Peter's basic rules are sure to improve your skills. Volume 1 concentrates on essential hand and feet techniques, and the most elementary beats with variations. The available CD contains examples of many of the written exercises for listening and play-along use.
Method Book Drumset Essentials & CD, Volume 2
Drumset Essentials, Volume 2, covers advanced coordination of the hands and feet, more highly developed beats and rhythmic comping styles, and the challenges associated with playing slow and fast tempos. Fills and solos are examined and discussed in detail, as well as brush playing techniques and styles. Large ensemble (big band) and small group playing is examined, with in-depth instruction regarding the reading and interpretation of drum charts.
Method Book Drum set Essentials & CD, Book 3
By Peter Erskine. For Drum Set. Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. Book & CD. 80 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
Learn from the master! Drum set Essentials, Volume 3. World-famous performer and educator Peter Erskine takes you step-by-step through fundamental concepts, techniques and exercises that will greatly improve your drumming.
Method Book The Erskine Method for Drumset
By Peter Erskine. For Drum Set. Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. Published by Alfred Publishing.
The knowledge, style and experience of Peter Erskine have been brought together in a single comprehensive volume that's perfect for anyone serious about taking up the drumset. 96 pages.
Drumset 101 is a contemporary approach to playing the drums by veteran authors Dave Black and Steve Houghton. Inside, aspiring drummers will find in-depth, easy-to-understand introductions to such topics as groove patterns, snare drum & bass drum independence, and drum fills in context. The book contains written charts for every tune, and a play-along CD with 40 multi-stylistic tracks that can be used to strengthen time keeping, improve ensemble playing, clarify phrasing and expand the player's knowledge of styles.
Learn to play the most legendary drum beats and solos ever recorded! This book is your essential guide to the biggest & best drummers to ever grace the instrument, the music they played, the gear they used, and the drummers that influenced them. Pick up your copy today!Includes: Authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow lessons for 85 of the most legendary beats and solos ever recorded. Insight into the history and development of Funk, Alternative/Punk Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion, Jazz, and Reggae plus a listing of essential recordings for each genre . An audio CD containing all the beats and solos presented in the book. Dozens of amazing photos. Over 250 pages!Drummers include: Travis Barker * Carlton Barrett * Carter Beauford * Jason Bittner * John Bonham * Danny Carey * Billy Cobham * Tré Cool * Stewart Copeland * Lowell "Sly" Dunbar * Jon Fishman * Mickey Hart * Topper Headon * Bill Kreutzmann * Gene Krupa * Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste * Keith Moon * Vinnie Paul * Neil Peart * Mike Portnoy * Buddy Rich * Max Roach * Chad Smith * John "Jabo" Starks * Ringo Starr * Clyde Stubblefield * Lars Ulrich * Dave Weckl * Tony Williams ...and more!
Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and /or playing over the years. The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of styles and ensembles, as well as multiple examples, transcriptions and drum charts. A CD with demonstrations, play-alongs and music pdf files is also included.
Cuban music is experiencing a surge in international popularity as people from all over the world are drawn to its incredibly catchy rhythms. Musicians know that playing Cuban music requires a relaxed, yet steady, feel for the clave---the underlying groove that is not always easy for newcomers to grasp. Drum Atlas: Cuba will teach you how to internalize the clave and build layer upon layer of rhythm on that foundation, all the while showing you how to incorporate those infectious Cuban rhythms into your drum playing. Start by adapting traditional conga rhythms to the snare drum, then add bass drum, tom-toms, hi-hat, cymbal, and cowbell to the mix.Even if you are not primarily a Cuban-style drummer, you’ll find that studying these rhythms will help your sense of syncopation and limb independence. Sample bass and piano parts are included so you can try out these rhythms with your band. With the many varieties of Cuban styles in this book, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to play a truly authentic Cuban sound.
Salsa music came out of the great melting pot of New York City, born from the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other island nations. For drummers, salsa music is an incredible opportunity to incorporate a wide variety of beats in an exciting, danceable context. Drum Atlas: Salsa teaches you the important rhythms and drum set techniques required to play this style. You’ll learn the salsa song form and how to play solos and fills. You’ll also learn about the different percussion instruments, how to perform alongside them, and even tricks on how to emulate them when you are the sole drummer.
Learn to play your favorite Rush songs with these terrific transcriptions and play-along tracks. The CD contains two versions of each song: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track without drums so you can play along. The provided TNT software allows you to slow down, loop, and even transpose keys! Matching guitar and bass editions are available. Titles: Anthem * Closer to the Heart * Spirit of Radio * Temples of Syrinx * Tom Sawyer * YYZ.
Drumstick Control is a snare drum technique method for the drumset player. The book introduces and explains the accented stroke types and combinations both popular and necessary for today's contemporary drummer. All the PAS International Drum Rudiments that contain accents are covered with logical drumset applications (time keeping, fills and solo ideas). This book is a comprehensive technical method organized in a realistic, step-by-step process that focuses on developing stick proficiency through an independent, "hands-separate" approach. The exercises included represent a thorough rudimental manual with practical drumset application, while providing the framework for hand development, endurance and speed training, as well as ideas for "chop" maintenance for life.
This book contains complete, authentic drum notation and play-along tracks to eight Led Zeppelin classics. There are two versions of every song on the included CDs: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track (without drums) so you can play along. When you use the CDs in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone ’N’ Tempo) Changer lets you easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, change the key, and switch back and forth between full instrumental and accompaniment tracks. Titles: Black Dog * Communication Breakdown * Dazed and Confused * Heartbreaker * Immigrant Song * Rock and Roll * Since I've Been Loving You * Whole Lotta Love.
This book contains complete, authentic drum notation and play-along tracks to eight Led Zeppelin classics. There are two versions of every song on the included CDs: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and an instrumental accompaniment track (without drums) so you can play along. When you use the CDs in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone ’N’ Tempo) Changer lets you easily loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing the pitch, change the key, and switch back and forth between full instrumental and accompaniment tracks. Titles: Achilles Last Stand * All My Love * Kashmir * Nobody’s Fault But Mine * Over the Hills and Far Away * The Song Remains the Same * Stairway to Heaven * Trampled Under Foot.
The Classic "Stick Control for the Snare Drummer" by George Lawrence Stone. This book was voted to be the Best Instructional Book for drummers by Modern Drummer magazine and is a must have for any drummer or percussionist regardless of playing level. The book consists of many, many different sticking excercises involving single strokes, double strokes, rolls, flams, drags, etc. The excercises are easily adaptable for the drum set.
By George Lawrence Stone. For Snare Drum. Published by Alfred PublishingCo., Inc.All levels.