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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Green Day Drums (Authentic Playalong)

Aug 05 2014

Green Day Drums (Authentic Playalong)

Take over from Trey Cool to become the drummer for Green Day! Green Day Authentic Drums Playalong presents eight songs that span their awesome career, arranged for drums with drum charts, melody line and chord symbols, transcribed from the original recordings. This book includes a specially recorded soundalike CD, with full performance demonstrations and backing tracks for you to play and sing along to.  16 tracks, 8 with a drums, 8 with no drums but a click-track instead. The transcriptions are good and the sound-alike recording (minus vocals as is usual) are well above the standard for these play...

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Jim Chapin – Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer

Jul 29 2014

Jim Chapin – Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer

The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the “Father of Jazz Independence,” has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer’s library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, and speed and endurance on the drumset. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim’s teaching techniques like no other. If you’re an...

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Aquiles Priester – Inside my Psychobook

Jul 16 2014

Aquiles Priester – Inside my Psychobook

Double bass drum technique has transcended the realm of heavy metal drumming and is now a mainstay in drum set music at-large. Famed Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester haws compiled 100 different exercises and patterns to both strengthen fundamentals in double bass drum technique and expand the creativity of drummers who employ double bass drum technique. Includes audio of each example. If you are into Double Bass Drumming and wish to enhance your Footwork with Greater Power, Technique & Control, then this is the book for you. Without any messing around, and after only a few page Foreword, this book...

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Franco Rossi – Metodo Per Batteria

Jun 27 2014

Franco Rossi – Metodo Per Batteria

Over the last fifteen years, the developments of modern jazz, fusion and funk, have given a starring role on drums, emancipation from the simple function of rhythmic support that had often played in the rock music of the past decades. Why many drummers have had to update their technical and their theoretical background, while capitalizing on the valuable experience gained over the years, “roaring” of rock music. With the publication of this method for drums, we wanted to provide aspiring professionals of this instrument a progressive curriculum, starting with the basics, and through studies and exercises, came up with...

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