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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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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Shelton G. Berg – Essentials Of Jazz Theory Complete (3 Books)

Nov 01 2015

Shelton G. Berg – Essentials Of Jazz Theory Complete (3 Books)

Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this...

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Scott Williams – The Funky Six

Oct 23 2015

Scott Williams – The Funky Six

The Funky Six provides a comprehensive method to develop the ability to play the funk shuffle and other jazz/funk/rock grooves that use a sextuplet (or 16th note triplet) feel. An understanding of these feels and the ability to play them well is an integral part of being a versatile contemporary player. The Funky Six is the perfect book for drummers who enjoy playing in the jazz/funk/rock genre, but are stuck in a “straight 16th note rut” and would like to feel more comfortable playing triplet-based rhythms. This book contains basic exercises to create a strong foundation, and progresses methodically...

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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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