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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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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Omar Hakim – Let It Flow (Book+CD)

Sep 07 2012

Omar Hakim – Let It Flow (Book+CD)

This challenging play along/transcription book is based on Omar’s video Let It Flow . Featured are play along charts, groove/solo/fill transcriptions, and interview material that will help you understand the flowing and exciting style of Omar Hakim. In addition to the soloing and song segments, Omar also shares his valuable insight into developing your touch and groove which will ultimately lead to developing your own style. This book will not only give you a close-up look at one of today’s hottest drummers, it will also provide you with some great ideas and concepts on how you can better Let...

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Garry Chaffee – Technique Patterns

Jan 11 2012

Garry Chaffee – Technique Patterns

In Technique Patterns, the student is challenged with a variety of routines designed to increase technical in the hands and feet. Included are exercises on finger control, endurance, multiple-note playing, hand-foot combinations and more. The Patterns Series The four books contained in the Patterns series have been designed to help students in developing an awareness of the types of materials currently being used in contemporary music drum performance. Through the books, many suggestions will be made concerning how these materials can be applied to the drum set. Students should feel free to experiment with these possibilities, as well as...

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Gary Chaffee – Time Functioning Patterns

Jan 07 2012

Gary Chaffee – Time Functioning Patterns

Time Functioning Patterns – Focuses on time functioning skills in both the jazz and rock areas. Topics include cymbal ostinatos and linear phrasing, as well as melodic and harmonic jazz coordination. 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...

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