Billy Cobham – By Design

Jan 24 2015

Billy Cobham – By Design

This collection of charts is a selection of 5 titles from Billy’s CD release “By Design.” In addition to each track from the CD and the play along recording without drums, the compositions appear as both a chart version for creating your own ideas, plus a transcription of what Billy played on the CD. Each of these five compositions are geared to assisting a drummer reach goals such as synchronizing with the band, identifying the subtle changes in musical intensity, establishing strong, secure rhythm, and playing with controlled force. These pieces incorporate fusion, an African pattern, rhythmic displacement, and...

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Dante Agostini – Preparation For Sight-Reading

Jan 09 2015

Dante Agostini – Preparation For Sight-Reading

This instrument sight-reading book Is designed to familiarize the student with the rhythmic and Instrumental difficulties he will encounter In musical scores. These sight-reading studies will show the student how important It is to read music and have good technique (see the Dante Agostini 6 rudiments and 6 drum methods). Studies for drums, Vol. 1 is necessary to work with this book. It Indicates the “right hand”, “left hand” attacks, or the method of using the rudiments or scores on drums. Studies for drums, vol. 0-5 discuss techniques from beginners to professionals (see reference, cover page). Format: PDF, 50...

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Gilberto de Syllos – Bateria e Contrabaixo na Musica Popular Brasileira

Dec 24 2014

Gilberto de Syllos – Bateria e Contrabaixo na Musica Popular Brasileira

Based on the authors’ experience as musicians and music teachers, the book includes several exercises, music and photos and presents the main rhythms and musical genres popular in the country, indicating the best ways to play them on drums and electric bass. Concerned with the work of teaching, Ramon and Gilberto show important concepts on the drums, bass and percussion as well as melody, harmony and rhythm, the basic elements of music. They also present a brief history of each genre or tempo, passing through samba, ballad, bossa nova and others, showing its main characteristics and the context in...

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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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Dave Weckl – Ultimate Play Along: Level 1, Volume 2

Nov 18 2014

Dave Weckl – Ultimate Play Along: Level 1, Volume 2

This book/CD package has been developed so that the beginning to intermediate drummer can practice in a wide range of styles along with all-star musicians Mike Stern on guitar and John Patitucci on bass. The styles covered include straight eighths, shuffle (blues), sixteenth-note feel, hip-hop (jazz funk), pop ballad, reggae (shuffle), and rock. Contains perforated ‘road map’ charts for each tune. Recommended as a really good book for starters. For those of you who wish to really solidify your playing. Very comprehensive and the quality of songs is exceptional for a “play-along”. Two CDs. One with drums, the other...

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Dom Famularo – It’s Your Move: Motions and Emotions

Oct 06 2014

Dom Famularo – It’s Your Move: Motions and Emotions

It’s Your Move is about achieving your maximum potential as a player. This book is the culmination of questions that have been asked of Dom Famularo during his private teaching career for 30 years, many masterclasses, clinics, large drum expos, and 40 years of professional playing. The exercises contained in this book are vignettes to spark fun and creativity. This book is for your hands and your feet, on the drum pad and the drum set. It will help you better understand the ability of your hands and feet. The title of the book means it’s up to you...

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Louie Bellson – Contemporary Brush Techniques

Sep 25 2014

Louie Bellson – Contemporary Brush Techniques

The art of playing brushes has been one of the least understood aspects of the drummer’s technique, and yet they are a necessary tool in order for the drummer to be well rounded. Although brush technique should be considered equally important to stick technique, most drummers today are only able to play one or two strokes, usually in ballad form. In writing this book, we have tried to give the drummer some new and original ways of approaching the art of playing brushes. It is our hope that the drummer will use the contents of this book to expand...

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Charli Persip – How Not To Play Drums

Sep 14 2014

Charli Persip – How Not To Play Drums

From Tadd Dameron through Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Cannonball Adderly and Benny Golson, to his own 17-piece “Supersound” big band, Charli Persip has been one of the most in-demand drummers in all of jazz, as well as in the pop genre. A textbook example of how to play the drums, Persip has proven his worth in a wide variety of ensembles and handled the transitions from one group to the next without missing a beat. Learn from his experiences and share some of his insights in this practical, down-to-earth text. Newly revised and expanded to include “The Warm-Up Exercise,”...

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Derek Roddy – The Evolution Of Blast Beats

Aug 27 2014

Derek Roddy – The Evolution Of Blast Beats

The Evolution of Blast Beats offers an in-depth look at the drumming of today’s extreme metal music such as speed metal, grindcore, and death metal. Drummers, teachers, and students will learn the history and evolution of this underground style originating from the European skank beat and evolving into a variety of blast beats found in today’s hardcore metal scene. Also learn detailed blast variations along with the essential techniques needed to develop and execute these high-speed patterns. Variations of Traditional Blasts, Bomb Blasts, Hyper Blasts, and Freehand Blasts are all explored in detail. The audio CD includes many recorded...

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Johnny Rabb – Jungle Drum ‘n’ Bass For the Acoustic Drum Set

Aug 16 2014

Johnny Rabb – Jungle Drum ‘n’ Bass For the Acoustic Drum Set

This book should be used as a guide on how to play jungle/drum ‘n’ bass on the acoustic drum set. No matter what background you have, I am hoping that you will be able to pick up a pair of sticks, get behind the kit, and begin to play as soon as you look at the first exercise. This is not intended to be a history book. However, I am very interested in the history of this style of music and research it any chance I get. I am constantly learning new things about jungle and drum ‘n’ bass...

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