(Book). This perennial favorite among drummers helps players develop their bass drum technique and increase their flexibility through the mastery of exercises. "I used Colin Bailey's Bass Drum Control book to develop my SINGLE bass drum playing and DOUBLE bass drum playing. I had the good fortune to get together with Colin and have him show me some of his insights into the bass drum pedal technique and found it to be very useful." Steve Smith
A collection of individual contest solos, gradually paced in increasing difficulty from elementary to intermediate levels. These solos can be used to augment regular method books, and as supplementary lesson material and contest solos for state and local contests. The 14 titles include: Ratama Cat and Wriskit.
(Meredith Music Percussion). Rhythm Reading for Drums provides a highly organized, systematic approach to reading and understanding rhythm for the beginning drummer/percussionist. Basic rhythm patterns including counting system and foot tapping indications are introduced on each page in eight-measure studies followed by a short solo. Each solo serves as a page summary and a motivational tool for students. Music educators and private instructors will find this method to be a comprehensive approach to rhythm reading and musical drumming. Click here for a YouTube video on Rhythm Reading for Drums, Book 2
Realistic Rock for Kids is a method by drum legend Carmine Appice. Similar to his award-winning method Realistic Rock, this book shows kids how to play rock 'n' roll drums the quick and easy way. It teaches basics such as note reading, holding the sticks, simple hand/foot coordination exercises, and more. All of the exercises are performed on the accompanying CDs. The disc also include tracks of Carmine rockin' out to some great songs with his band. You can hear how he puts it all together then play along with special remixed drumless versions.
(Percussion). This book provides the advancing percussionist with interesting solo material in all musical styles. It is designed as a lesson supplement, or as performance material for recitals and solo competitions. Includes: 40 intermediate snare drum solos presented in easy-to-read notation; a music glossary; Percussive Arts Society rudiment chart; suggested sticking, dynamics and articulation markings; and much more!
Through his playing with Toto, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan an many others artists, Jeff Porcaro (1954-1992) was one of the most demanded drummers in the 70's and 80's. He is the perfect example of what drummer should do in the recording studio. The book includes eight transcriptions of some his most memorable performances, playing with artists such as Toto, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and Michael McDonald. A biography is included to introduce the drummer and his intense career as musician. The transcriptions are: Lido Shuffle Lowdown Hold the Line Gaucho Africa Rosanna I Keep Forgettin' Georgy Porgy (Live) 48 pages
(Play Today Instructional Series). The ultimate self-teaching method designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and a professional-quality CD with 99 full-demo tracks and spoken instruction. This drum series can be used by students who want to teach themselves, or by teachers for private or group instruction. Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book as you listen to the teacher on the CD. This package offers a complete guide to the basics, covering: beats, songs and fills; all musical styles; playing tips and techniques; music notation; and more.
Alfred's Drumset Method, Book 2 is a continuation of Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method. The rock and jazz vocabularies previously learned in Book 1 have been expanded, and additional concepts and genres, such as blues, 3/4 time, brushes, and Latin are introduced. The book includes a professional-quality recording demonstrating a number of the beats, fills, and styles presented throughout the book. This will enable the student to hear the beats and fills played with dynamics, so the student feels as though they're actually sitting in with a band while reading the included charts.
An in-depth study (324 pages) of all the percussion instruments, rhythms and song styles of Afro-Cuban music, along with their applications to the drumset. Detailed technical studies of each instrument are presented along with notations of many rhythm styles. The entire rhythm section (parts for bass, piano, horn section, string section, tres, and guitar) is also studied in detail. The book comes with online audio that includes performances of each percussion instrument, drumset, all rhythm section instruments, as well as examples of all musical styles with full instrumentation in score form.