Ari Hoenig – Systems, Book 1

Aug 26 2016

Ari Hoenig – Systems, Book 1

Ari Hoenig – Systems, Book 1: Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence. Can you say four-way coordination? This book will vastly improve students’ creative melodic independence and help them broaden the musical possibilities of improvisation through theme and variation. This is an in-depth look into jazz comping, using melodies that stress the second triplet note. Each “system” is designed to help drummers prepare for the world of highly rhythmic band improvisation. This intermediate- to advanced-level book includes hand warm-ups, flam warm-ups, swing prerequisites, triplet displacements, and much more. It’s kind of a cross between New Breed and the Chapin...

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Terry Burrows – How To Read Music

Aug 15 2016

Terry Burrows – How To Read Music

How To Read Music is a self-contained audio-visual tutor. In ten lessons, you will learn the basics of sight reading as well as the general principles of music theory. New ideas of increasing complexity are systematically introduced as you proceed through the course. These are reinforced by frequent reading and listening exercises. When you complete the course you’ll find that you have enough knowledge to understand even the most demanding pieces of music. This book is an ideal primer for musicians of every level, from the complete novice to the expert player who never learned music theory, or who...

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Andy Doerschuk – Drum Hardware: Set-Up and Maintenance

Aug 12 2016

Andy Doerschuk – Drum Hardware: Set-Up and Maintenance

Choosing the best hardware components for your playing style can sometimes be a mysterious process. Drum Hardware is the first book dedicated to helping you make the right choice when you purchase, set up and maintain this critical part of your drumset. Written by Andy Doerschuk, editor of DRUM! magazine and veteran session player, Drum Hardware offers insightful tips from pros and practical advice for drummers at all levels of ability and application. Format: PDF, 70 pages Download Andy Doerschuk – Drum Hardware: Set-Up and Maintenance free and other lessons from our site   Register or Login to view...

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Rod Morgenstein – Drum Set Warm-Ups

Aug 02 2016

Rod Morgenstein – Drum Set Warm-Ups

Drum Set Warm-Ups: Essential Exercises for Improving Technique. Step away from the practice pad! Legendary drummer Rod Morgenstein reveals his innovative warm-up method designed to limber up your entire body. Features exercises to develop and improve your speed, power, control, coordination, independence, accuracy, endurance and agility. With this book, you’ll gain a greater facility and command of the drum set, along with an increased feeling of confidence. “The definitive text for improving technical facility on the drum set.” If you’re serious about playing the drum set well, then you NEED this book. It does for the set-playing drummer what...

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Vic Firth – Snare Drum Method: Book 2 Intermediate

Jul 29 2016

Vic Firth – Snare Drum Method: Book 2 Intermediate

Book 2 is a continuation of the Elementary Snare Drum Method, Book 1. This book continues with 6/8, 2/4, 4/4, and 3/4 meter as well as introducing C, 2/2, 3/8, 9/8, 12/8, and 3/2 meter. It deals extensively with grace notes, known in percussion language as fams, drags, and ruffs. Book 2 develops the open roll, triplets, and syncopation. Also included are The 26 Rudiments of Drumming plus a section on bass drum and cymbal playing. There are two duets in the book to be played by the instructor and student together. These duets offer the student the opportunity...

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Bobby Rock – The Encyclopedia of Groove

Jul 08 2016

Bobby Rock – The Encyclopedia of Groove

Groovin’ – a fancy way of saying keeping time, is the drummer’s primary function. No matter how, where or what you play, groovin’ should be of the utmost importance to you. Bobby Rock “trims away the fat” and shows you practical examples of components, fills, riffs and more. Audio: complete performance and as accompaniment. An excellent transitional book to bridge the gap between the beginner and the intermediate students vocabulary of 8th and 16th note beat patterns. The 2 & 4 beat fill exercises as well as opening hihat exercises along with step by step patterns to spicing up...

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Walter Grassmann – Vienna Big Band Machine Minus Drums

Jun 28 2016

Walter Grassmann – Vienna Big Band Machine Minus Drums

This unique publication for drummers includes: A CD with 14 play-along tracks (without drums): Funk-Shuffle, Funk-Rock, Latin-Funk, Straight Funk, Hip-Hop Shuffle, Ballad, Rap, a.o. A folder containing the original, hand-written drum parts (as used at the recording sessions) Computer typeset drum parts, including additional notated drum fills. Recommended for drummers from beginner to advanced. The drum charts are what you would expect with good example fills and the tracks are good quality recordings. The tracks are fun to play and allow expression and interpretation. Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). Download Walter Grassmann – Vienna Big Band Machine Minus...

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Dave Weckl – Ultimate Play Along: Level 1, Volume 1

Jun 05 2016

Dave Weckl – Ultimate Play Along: Level 1, Volume 1

A truly exceptional package allowing the beginner to intermediate drummer to practice with a pre-recorded band. The seven tracks cover a wide range of styles such as straight eighths, sixteenth feel, rock shuffle, rock ballad, Latin, straight-ahead jazz, and rock & roll. Includes a “roadmap” chart for each tune. The charts are the real deal, and Dave treats you as a peer as he prepares you to run the charts. The tunes are widely varied and it’s a blast to play with these GREAT players! Really, this one is one of the best! This one (Volume 1) has a...

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Charles Dowd – Jazz, Rock and Latin Sourcebook

May 30 2016

Charles Dowd – Jazz, Rock and Latin Sourcebook

This book & CD takes the concept of the drum dictionary to a new level: 100 grooves for drums and bass that explore every style of musical performance are written and recorded for maximum impact. The concept of combining the drums and the bass truly makes this a unique and definitive resource for all percussionists. The groove patterns in this book will provide playing material for the drummer and bassist enabling the development of solid ensemble skills and steady “time feel” in many contemporary styles. Practice your favorite grooves but also practice the myriad of other grooves (and uncomfortable...

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Jim Holland – The Complete Book Of Drum Fills

May 28 2016

Jim Holland – The Complete Book Of Drum Fills

This book came about because of several reasons to fill several needs. Playing musical drum fills and solos in tempo, has been one of the most challenging problems facing the elementary drummer. This is why a systematic approach to learning both drum fills and solos is essential. This book contains beat fill combinations from basic to advanced levels. It is a comprehensive learning guide with hundreds of fill and solo ideas. Loads of stuff for the beginner up to the experienced kit player. Breaks it all down into manageable chunks that are easy to learn and add into any...

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