Charles Dowd – A Funky Primer For The Rock Drummer

Apr 10 2016

Charles Dowd – A Funky Primer For The Rock Drummer

This best-selling, progressive encyclopedia of rock/funk patterns for all tempos utilizes a new contemporary teaching style for independence, rudiments, styles and more.The Title says it all! This book by Charles Dowd takes you through all the stages to become a great, funky Rock Drummer. Includes Drum notation for hundreds of excercises and drum patterns along with guidance, performance notes and general style tips from one of the world’s greatest drummers. Suitable for self-taught beginners or drum students and anyone who wants to hone their rock drumming techniques. This book is especially good for those students who do no wish...

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Guitar Backing Tracks

Apr 05 2016

Guitar Backing Tracks

We’ve got a most excellent collection of guitar backing tracks, jam tracks, guitar minus tracks, guitar play alongs for you to download in MP3 format. Choose from our most popular selections, such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and many more. The long list of guitar backing tracks will be sure to provide you with your favourite tunes and give you the opportunity to listen as you learn to play. This set includes almost every style: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Metal, Funk and so on… Specially for FastStrings.com fans. Our entire guitar backing tracks is high quality, almost...

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Jaco Pastorius – Bass Signature Licks

Apr 02 2016

Jaco Pastorius – Bass Signature Licks

Learn the trademark grooves and solos of the man who revolutionized bass guitar. Get a closer look at his rich body of work through the structural, theoretical and harmonic analysis of these classic Jaco recordings. Listen to music, follow the tabs and play like your favourite musician. The Signature Licks Series features book and CD packs and DVDs specially designed to teach a musician the trademark techniques of popular artists and musical styles. Each package features an in-depth breakdown of the riffs and sounds unique to the band or artist: the sounds which have led the band or artist...

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Dave Weigert – Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums

Mar 25 2016

Dave Weigert – Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums

This softbound book explains how to play jazz bass and jazz drums. The chapters are as follows: History of Jazz Bass and Drums, Notation Improving Reading Skills, Lead Sheet Interpretation, Effective Practice, How To Practice With recordings, Set-Ups and Fills, Time, Jazz Feel, Form, Improvisation, Latin Feel, Comping and Time Playing, Touch, Tone, and Dynamics, Funk Feel. Listening and Developing Ears, Rehearsal Preparations. This comprehensive book/CD set can help drummers and bassists gain valuable playing experience in jazz, funk, and Latin jazz styles. Textbook for bassists and drummers. Helps to cope with the main aim of many ensembles –...

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Free Drumless Tracks

Mar 14 2016

Free Drumless Tracks

Drumless Backing Tracks mp3 free download. It’s a dream for all drummers. Here is for your attention drumless backing tracks, jam tracks, or drum minus mp3 tracks, drumless play alongs or whatever you want to call them. The largest collection of tracks for drummers. This set includes almost every style: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Metal, Funk and so on… You fill it, the drums are completely absent. All drumless songs in high quality and available for download. Those tracks were collected specially for FastStrings fans. No matter which style you play or what skills you got. If you’re playing...

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Bernard Purdie – Groove Master

Mar 01 2016

Bernard Purdie – Groove Master

Bernard Purdie’s funky yet graceful drumming has provided the pulse on hundreds of records. In this video, he offers insights into many of the techniques he employs and grooves he plays. He discusses and demonstrates (along with bassist Koh Shimizh) ghost notes, a ballad in 12/8, the Purdie Shuffle and more. Bernard is an amazing timekeeper, groove master, innovator of supertight explosive funk drumming and more. Purdie can probably get a statue dancing with his freight train groove. I’m not saying this is this is the best drum learning video but it is one of the best and should...

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Richard Scheufler – Slap and Funky

Feb 22 2016

Richard Scheufler – Slap and Funky

Richard Scheufler – Slap and Funky. This course focuses on learning to play the bass guitar. Richard Scheufler introduces slap techniques, will tell you about the various nuances, methods and secrets. Very interesting and informative material. Beginners and advanced players will catch something new and helpful. Richard Scheufler – a multi-instrumentalist, solo singer, composer, music arranger, teacher and producer. He is one of the most significant personalities of the contemporary Czech, but also European music scene. Richard’s music represents a mixture of various music styles including funk, Pop, Rock, modern jazz, hardcore and its fusion with the classical music....

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Walter Martino – Minus One

Dec 26 2015

Walter Martino – Minus One

The pieces of music included in Minus – One are taken from Walter Martino’s CD “Blue Street” (2002 Edizioni Bemolle). Walter played drums and composed and arranged all titles. Salvatore Scorrano collaborated to the score transcriptions. All titles have been remixed in order to provide useful accompaniment recordings for better practice. The style varies from Rock to Funk, from Jazz to Latin, on different levels of difficulty. The scores feature all rhythm “patterns”, “fills” and “solos” performed by Walter, faststrings.com. You will also find some helpful tips to perform all the pieces at best, faststrings.com. “Ghost notes”, rhythm variations...

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Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Nov 30 2015

Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers walks viewers through his drumming techniques for various songs on the album Blood Sugar Sex Magic in this instructional program. Flea, bassist for the band, also makes an appearance to discuss with Smith the rhythmic process and the conceptualization that takes place during songwriting. Chad Smith covers everything in this video from basic rudiments, warming up, tuning your drums, to grace notes. He plays along to all the classics off of Blood Sugar, plus some oldies like “Nobody Wierd like me” and “Higher Ground”. Dont forget to check out his...

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Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Sep 05 2015

Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Wanna suck the groove out of any of your favorite rock, blues, soul or funk hit songs from the 60’s on forward? Mute the rhythm guitar part. Case closed. Consummate guitarist, educator and composer Adam Levy is your groove guide for these 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know. Adam is also a rhythm fanatic and monster player thereof, “Rhythm is the basis for all great guitar playing. The better your understanding of rhythm concepts, the deeper your groove. The deeper your groove, the better everything you play sounds.” Throughout 50 Low-Down Rhythms, Adam guides you on an illuminating learning...

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