Gary Chaffee – Sticking Patterns

Feb 21 2016

Gary Chaffee – Sticking Patterns

In Sticking Patterns, Gary’s unique approach to the use of stickings is explored. Completely different from the rudiments, Gary’s system is designed specifically for drum set performance, both for creating time feels as well as for filling and soloing. Also included are sections on accented single strokes, as well as the use of double strokes on the set. The four-volume Patterns series by Gary Chaffee is one of the most contemporary and comprehensive drum methods available. Endorsed by many of today’s top players, the books cover a wide range of materials, and will help students develop the kinds of...

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Metallica – Master of Puppets (Drum Edition)

Jan 30 2016

Metallica – Master of Puppets (Drum Edition)

Master of Puppets Drum notation songbook. Matching folio to the best-selling album. With drum notation, vocal melody, lyrics, drum notation legend and performance notes. The transcriber did a great job, every note Lars plays is represented and present. Even the vocal lines are transcribed. The layout follows the album track listing, which doesn’t always happen in the guitar editions. Lars is a monster on set! This book is simple to read and is a blast to play. Lars’s triplet patterns are simple and easy to play with practice. This is a great album and the sheet music is so...

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Gary Chaffee – Rhythm and Meter Patterns

Jan 29 2016

Gary Chaffee – Rhythm and Meter Patterns

The four-volume Patterns series by Gary Chaffee is one of the most contemporary and comprehensive drum methods available. Endorsed by many of today’s top players, the books cover a wide range of materials, and will help students develop the kinds of skills necessary for drum set performance. The Patterns books are designed to be used in any order, or in combination with one another. A must for the serious student. Rhythm & Meter Patterns deals with a comprehensive examination of rhythmic and metric materials, including such things as odd-rhythms, polyrhythms, mixed meters, metric modulation and the like. The stuff...

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Walter Martino – Minus One

Dec 26 2015

Walter Martino – Minus One

The pieces of music included in Minus – One are taken from Walter Martino’s CD “Blue Street” (2002 Edizioni Bemolle). Walter played drums and composed and arranged all titles. Salvatore Scorrano collaborated to the score transcriptions. All titles have been remixed in order to provide useful accompaniment recordings for better practice. The style varies from Rock to Funk, from Jazz to Latin, on different levels of difficulty. The scores feature all rhythm “patterns”, “fills” and “solos” performed by Walter, faststrings.com. You will also find some helpful tips to perform all the pieces at best, faststrings.com. “Ghost notes”, rhythm variations...

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Nelson Faria & Cliff Korman – Inside The Brazilian Rhythm Section

Oct 12 2015

Nelson Faria & Cliff Korman – Inside The Brazilian Rhythm Section

This is the first book/CD package ever published that provides an opportunity for bassists, guitarists, pianists and drummers to interact and play-along with a master Brazilian rhythm section. Perfect for practicing both accompanying and soloing. The book provides over 100 pages of valuable information, including the charts for the CD tracks and sample parts for each instrument, transcribed from the recording. Players at all levels will find inspiration and guidance as they learn eight of the most common styles of Brazilian music – samba, bossa nova, partido-alto, choro, baiao, frevo, marcha-rancho and afoxe. Endorsed by John Patitucci, Kenny Barron...

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Joe Morello – Master Studies

Oct 07 2015

Joe Morello – Master Studies

The idea is that you use Master Studies as a workbook to to get your hands and the sticks working as one. Coming from such a great player, you’d expect this book to really test you and make you improve. Let’s see if it does… Master Studies has been layed out with 7 sections – Accent studies, Buzz roll studies, Stroke combination studies, Control studies, Fill-in studies, Ostinato studies, and Flam studies. Once you’ve gotten through that, there is the Buzz roll studies section that again uses 8th notes and triplets with buzz strokes on different beats combined with...

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Russ Miller – Drum Set Crash Course Tuning Edition

Dec 06 2014

Russ Miller – Drum Set Crash Course Tuning Edition

Russ Miller’s video tutorial contains a wealth of information, is encyclopedic in scope, and accessible in tone and pace. Miller gives step-by-step account of how to tune an entire kit, giving consideration to stylistic tuning, hardware, muffling, microphone placement, tuning to pitches, and relative tuning, among many other topics discussed. This is a vital tool for beginner students to learn from one of the best contemporary drummers around, as well as an important reference for seasoned players. This video, used in conjunction with its companion book, is the best system for developing the ability to play in multiple styles....

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Les Camacho – Drum Miking Techniques

May 07 2013

Les Camacho – Drum Miking Techniques

In this tutorial Les Camacho, a seasoned recording engineer, and Jonathan Gorman, an experienced studio drummer demonstrate the best microphones and techniques for miking the drum kit in studio and how to best capture the dynamics of your music. While Les demonstrates you will learn how to listen, how to find the “sweet spot” of each drum, what type of microphone is best for each drum, how to test and then fine tune the mic placement using three different setups from entry-level microphones to high-end microphones. Topics include: Drum Miking Techniques Listening for Microphone Positions Basic Microphone Techniques Pro...

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Bobby Owsinski – The Drum Recording Handbook

Mar 19 2013

Bobby Owsinski – The Drum Recording Handbook

Recording acoustic drums is one of the toughest challenges faced by every audio engineer. In The Drum Recording Handbook, mega-selling pro audio author Bobby Owsinski and in-demand recording engineer Dennis Moody reveal amazing secrets to getting outstanding drum track recordings every time, from every session. You’ll learn: How to tune drums for the studio the right way, every time; Microphone techniques for every kind of recording session, large or small; The right way to mixx your drum tracks for all kinds of music genres. A 30-minute DVD demonstrates the techniques with multi-camera shots and close-ups of the processes used...

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