Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

Oct 05 2013

Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! A supersized collection of 16 songs. Songs...

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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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Jojo Mayer – Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer

Sep 21 2013

Jojo Mayer – Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer

One of the most comprehensive and detailed volumes on hand technique ever produced, Jojo Mayer’s Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer is recommended for drummers of every age, style and skill level. The double-DVD, 3-hour set is available from the Limited division of and covers a wide range of information on drumming technique, from the most fundamental to the most advanced. Yet, Secret Weapons is more than just the ultimate instructional method and reference guide, it also showcases the inspiring artistry, musical philosophy and groundbreaking technical abilities of one of today’s most progressive performers and educators. Filmed in crystal...

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John Blackwell – Groove, Technique & Showmanship

Sep 14 2013

John Blackwell – Groove, Technique & Showmanship

John Blackwell, world-class groove master and drummer with Prince, offers his approach to developing the astounding technique he has become know for, including key exercises that he used as a student and still uses today. John covers building a solo, single hand rolls, single pedal technique and much more. He also shows, in detail, his amazing stick twirling technique, and explains how he was influenced and inspired by heroes like Lionel Hampton, Sonny Payne and Gene Krupa. Also included on Technique, Grooving and Showmanship is incredible footage of John’s performance at the Modern Drummer Festival 2002 with his band...

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Gavin Harrison – Rhythmic Horizons

Sep 02 2013

Gavin Harrison – Rhythmic Horizons

Gavin Harrison’s Rhythmic Horizons is a highly acclaimed, cutting edge book, and has earned him ten-star reviews and was voted in the top five of the best Drum Publication category by Modern Drummer and Drum! Readers polls. As a solo artist, session drummer and column writer for Modern Drummer, Drummer, Rhythm UK, magazines and member of Porcupine Tree, Gavin has also worked for Incognito, lisa Standsfield, Iggy Pop, Level 42, Lewis Taylor, Artful Dodger, Paul Young, Dave Stewart, Barbra Gaskin, Claudio Balioniand many other. New adventurous concepts in rhythmic structure and creative ideas for drumset composition. For all drummers...

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Jim Chapin – Speed, Power, Control, Endurance

Aug 24 2013

Jim Chapin – Speed, Power, Control, Endurance

Jazz drummer Chapin shares tips for would-be and intermediate drummers alike, focusing on increasing speed, power, control, and endurance. Features exercises and examples of accented and non-accented stickings. Many of the world’s great drummers credit their skills in part to Jim’s teaching and his books, Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Volumes 1 and 2. Whether a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this DVD (with added master-class footage) will continue to help drummers of all styles and levels achieve more Speed, Power, Control and Endurance. Enjoy the Chapin magic and do not forget to download drumless tracks to play-along....

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Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

Aug 19 2013

Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

This program features two of the world’s most outstanding bass players, Victor Bailey and Victor Wooten. The veteran musicians share their years of experience with students of the bass, on subjects ranging from techniques to arrangements to styles. They demonstrate styles including blues, rock, jazz, country, new age, and heavy metal. Tunes from different genres are performed, so that the at-home student can play along. Bailey and Wooten also discuss how to best showcase the unique sounds of the bass when it is used as a solo instrument, or when it accompanies other instruments. See also: Victor Wooten –...

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Legends Of Jazz Drumming

Aug 15 2013

Legends Of Jazz Drumming

The Legends of Jazz Drumming traces the history of jazz drumming in America from its earliest, pre-1920 roots to the advent of the Be-Bop revolution in the 1940’s through the most exciting period in the evolution of jazz percussion, the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Included in this groundbreaking retrospective are rare film clips and still photographs of early pioneers such as Baby Dodds and Paul Barbarin, percussion legends Chick Webb, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Dave Tough and Sid Catlett as well as innovators like Jo Jones and Kenny Clarke. The cool jazz of Shelly Manne and Joe Morello are...

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Peter Magadini – Jazz Drums

Jul 15 2013

Peter Magadini – Jazz Drums

In this information-packed DVD, master jazz drummer and clinician Peter Magadini reveals the essential ingredients of jazz drumming. Inspirational live performances, concise explanations, demonstrations and exercises provide a comprehensive overview of traditional and contemporary jazz drumming styles and techniques, including: Playing the jazz ride cymbal Playing with a ‘two’ feel The ride cymbal and independence Jazz form and structure Latin and Latin-Jazz patterns – Samba, Cascara and more Techniques for improvising on the drumset Playing fours and eights: how to trade solos with the band Brush technique Interpreting drum charts in all styles Jazz-Rock Fusion   See also: Peter...

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Jazz Play-Along: Volume 105 – Soulful Jazz

Jun 21 2013

Jazz Play-Along: Volume 105 – Soulful Jazz

For use with all Bb, Eb, C and BC instruments, the Jazz Play-Along series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues, and other split-track choices on the included CD, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. For study, each tune includes a split track with: Melody cue with proper style and inflection; Professional rhythm tracks; Choruses for soloing; Removable bass part; Removable piano part. For performance, each tune also has: An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody); Additional choruses for soloing. Songs include: Black Coffee...

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