Chuck Kerrigan – Rap Beats On The Drum Set

Apr 02 2014

Chuck Kerrigan – Rap Beats On The Drum Set

Rap music has become a valid and exciting part of today’s music. Underlying the “Rap” of the front person, is the drum pattern-A most important and integral part of the music. An understanding and mastery of these rap rhythms should be a part of every sincere drummer’s repertoire. Chuck Kerrigan has been playing drums since the age of 14. He has played Rock, Funk, Jazz-Rock, Jazz, Country-Rock, Big Band and with pop groups for over 20 years. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Alan Dawson, he also studied with Armand Santarelli, Philadelphia’s top...

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Alan Dworsky – Secrets of the Hand: Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers

Mar 21 2014

Alan Dworsky – Secrets of the Hand: Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers

This book is for advanced hand drummers who want to play complex solos using simple sequences of hand strokes. Whether you play Djembe, conga, or ashiko, the practical hand-pattern strategies explained here will help you get the most out of your hands with the least amount of effort. And whether you want to solo in a traditional African or Afro-Cuban ensemble, in a drum circle, in a band, or in your living room along with your favorite CDs, Secrets of the Hand will help you take your playing to the next level. The book is organized into two main...

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Mike Johnston – Linear Drumming

Feb 11 2014

Mike Johnston – Linear Drumming

Each page takes you through a step by step process to help you build speed and freedom around the kit. In this book, Mike takes the student through a bunch of linear patterns for the drums. The teaching technique is simple but good. The first line lists out the sticking pattern along with the note structure. There is a very dominant pattern running through the book, as well. Asking you to get comfortable with the pattern before moving on with it. This can sometimes be a trying process, with great rewards. Every pattern throughout the book has asked you...

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Peter Magadini – Polyrhythms: The Musician’s Guide

Feb 07 2014

Peter Magadini – Polyrhythms: The Musician’s Guide

Peter Magadini’s Polyrhythms is acclaimed the world over and has been hailed by Modern Drummer magazine as “by far the best book on the subject.” Written for instrumentalists and vocalists alike, this book/CD pack contains excellent solos and exercises that feature polyrhythmic concepts. Topics covered include: 6 over 4, 5 over 4, 7 over 4, 3 over 4, 11 over 4, and other rhythmic ratios; combining various polyrhythms; polyrhythmic time signatures; and much more. The CD includes demos of the exercises. The author has the idea of polyrhythms right, and he explains it very well, and gives great audio...

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Best of Incubus: Transcribed Scores

Feb 02 2014

Best of Incubus: Transcribed Scores

Note-for-note transcriptions for every instrument and lyric on 8 great Incubus songs from Make Yourself and Morning View. This book contains authentic full band scores, arranged for guitars, vocals, bass and drums, essential for all those Incubus fans! Incubus is a refreshing innovator of today’s music, and this book is an essential to any guitarist, bassist, or drummer who loves the band. It features full transcriptions with tablature.  The songs are printed in “score” form, which lays out the different instrument parts nicely but uses many pages to print the entire song. Songs include: Pardon Me Stellar Nice To...

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Charles Dowd – A Funky Thesaurus for the Rock Drummer

Sep 29 2013

Charles Dowd – A Funky Thesaurus for the Rock Drummer

In this sequel to A Funky Primer, World renowned drummer Charles Dowd helps to add Afro-Cuban rhythms and Odd-Meter Rock beats to a drummers repertoire. Suitable for all percussionists, it introduces certain mechanics of these new styles, focuses on skill building and reinforces practical skills. Many genres of music are covered here; such as African, funk and jazz; all grounded in straight rock or Latin eighths. An invaluable guide for drummers who want to improve improvisation, reading, technique and stylistic taste. Keeping time is the most important function of any drummer. This book covers the playing of odd time...

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Les Camacho – Drum Miking Techniques

May 07 2013

Les Camacho – Drum Miking Techniques

In this tutorial Les Camacho, a seasoned recording engineer, and Jonathan Gorman, an experienced studio drummer demonstrate the best microphones and techniques for miking the drum kit in studio and how to best capture the dynamics of your music. While Les demonstrates you will learn how to listen, how to find the “sweet spot” of each drum, what type of microphone is best for each drum, how to test and then fine tune the mic placement using three different setups from entry-level microphones to high-end microphones. Topics include: Drum Miking Techniques Listening for Microphone Positions Basic Microphone Techniques Pro...

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Bobby Owsinski – The Drum Recording Handbook

Mar 19 2013

Bobby Owsinski – The Drum Recording Handbook

Recording acoustic drums is one of the toughest challenges faced by every audio engineer. In The Drum Recording Handbook, mega-selling pro audio author Bobby Owsinski and in-demand recording engineer Dennis Moody reveal amazing secrets to getting outstanding drum track recordings every time, from every session. You’ll learn: How to tune drums for the studio the right way, every time; Microphone techniques for every kind of recording session, large or small; The right way to mixx your drum tracks for all kinds of music genres. A 30-minute DVD demonstrates the techniques with multi-camera shots and close-ups of the processes used...

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Steve Mansfield – 1001 Drum Grooves

Mar 14 2013

Steve Mansfield – 1001 Drum Grooves

This book presents 1001 drumset beats played in a variety of musical styles, past and present. It’s ideal for beginners seeking a well-organized, easy-to-follow encyclopedia of drum grooves, as well as consummate professionals who want to bring their knowledge of various drum styles to new heights. Author Steve Mansfield presents: rock and funk grooves, blues and jazz grooves, ethnic grooves, Afro-Cuban and Caribbean grooves, and much more. For those who are beginning set players, this book is invaluable. Every page includes rhythm patterns that vary only slightly from one line to another. Thus, the pace is slow enough to...

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Guerrilla Drum Making

Sep 29 2012

Guerrilla Drum Making

Ever wonder why the process of crafting custom drums is so vague? We’ve all seen the brief overviews, hasty presentations, and the quick before to after photo shoots. But what really goes on behind the scenes and why haven’t they shown us the REAL science of creating these amazing stains and wrapped finishes? Probably because the procedure is a lot simpler than you think- sure it can be tedious, but they’re take on it is: If YOU knew how to do it….YOU would! That’s exactly what John Dutra has done with the release of The Guerrilla Drum Making DVD....

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