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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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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