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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Alan Dawson – The Drummer’s Complete Vocabulary

May 12 2016

Alan Dawson – The Drummer’s Complete Vocabulary

This book, with its two audio CDs, is the closest you’ll come to being able to actually take lessons with the drumming legend himself who is no longer with us. The inclusion of Dawson talking about and demonstrating some of the lessons himself, is the icing on the cake. Whether or not you are a fan of Alan Dawson’s style, you’ll find something of value in this book. Not only will it help improve your sight reading skills but it will increase your overall technique and four-way coordination as well. Highly recommended for drummers of all experience levels from...

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Gary Chester – The New Breed

Apr 24 2016

Gary Chester – The New Breed

The New Breed: Systems for the Development of Your Own Creativity. Gary Chester was one of the busiest studio drummers of the ’60s and ’70s and played on hundreds of hit records. His systems have been used and endorsed by drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Danny Gottlieb, and Dave Weckl. This is not just another drum book, but rather a system that will help you develop the skills needed to master today’s studio requirements. By working with this book, you’ll improve your reading, concentration, coordination, right and left-hand lead, and awareness of the click. Regardless of style, this book...

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Charles Dowd – A Funky Primer For The Rock Drummer

Apr 10 2016

Charles Dowd – A Funky Primer For The Rock Drummer

This best-selling, progressive encyclopedia of rock/funk patterns for all tempos utilizes a new contemporary teaching style for independence, rudiments, styles and more.The Title says it all! This book by Charles Dowd takes you through all the stages to become a great, funky Rock Drummer. Includes Drum notation for hundreds of excercises and drum patterns along with guidance, performance notes and general style tips from one of the world’s greatest drummers. Suitable for self-taught beginners or drum students and anyone who wants to hone their rock drumming techniques. This book is especially good for those students who do no wish...

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Dave Weigert – Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums

Mar 25 2016

Dave Weigert – Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums

This softbound book explains how to play jazz bass and jazz drums. The chapters are as follows: History of Jazz Bass and Drums, Notation Improving Reading Skills, Lead Sheet Interpretation, Effective Practice, How To Practice With recordings, Set-Ups and Fills, Time, Jazz Feel, Form, Improvisation, Latin Feel, Comping and Time Playing, Touch, Tone, and Dynamics, Funk Feel. Listening and Developing Ears, Rehearsal Preparations. This comprehensive book/CD set can help drummers and bassists gain valuable playing experience in jazz, funk, and Latin jazz styles. Textbook for bassists and drummers. Helps to cope with the main aim of many ensembles –...

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Ted Reed – Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer

Mar 12 2016

Ted Reed – Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer

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. Syncopation is much more than a nicely graduated reading text. Used skillfully,...

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David Burge – Perfect Pitch Ear Training SuperCourse

Feb 22 2016

David Burge – Perfect Pitch Ear Training SuperCourse

David Burge – Perfect Pitch Ear Training SuperCourse with Handbook (PDF). Learn to recognize EXACT tones – BY EAR! The #1 best-selling ear training method, as seen in major music magazines for 20 years and verified by research at two leading universities.  The Perfect Pitch Ear Training SuperCourse contains 8 audio CDs (or cassettes) plus easy handbook. You will learn the fascinating secrets behind the legendary ability of Perfect Pitch – the prized “super ear” of the world’s greatest musicians, the master key that enables you to: recognize EXACT tones and chords – BY EAR! sing correct tones –...

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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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