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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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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