Voted second on Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books in 1993, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths, dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own examples from it.
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.
(Drum Play-Along). Play your favorite songs quickly and easily with the Drum Play-Along series. Just follow the drum notation, listen to the CD to hear how the drums should sound, then play along using the separate backing tracks. Lyrics are included for reference. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so PC and Mac users can adjust the recordings to any tempo without changing the pitch! Includes: All Along the Watchtower * Can You See Me? * Crosstown Traffic * Fire * Foxey Lady * Hey Joe * Manic Depression * Purple Haze * Red House * Remember * Stone Free * The Wind Cries Mary.
(Drum Instruction). Drums for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play drumset faster than ever before. Popular songs will keep kids motivated, while the simple, easy-to-read page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. The method can be used in combination with a drum teacher or parent. Demonstration tracks are included online for download or streaming. Songs include: Another One Bites the Dust * Crazy Train * Free Fallin' * Living After Midnight * Old Time Rock & Roll * Stir It Up * When the Levee Breaks * and more.
Get down with rock, R&B, jazz, blues, funk, and Latin rhythms!
Groove to the beat in no time with this ultimate rockin' guide!
Whether you're dreaming of starting a band, striking the snares, or simply playing a hand drum, this interactive book-and-CD package makes it easy to pick up the basics. Complete with new information on contemporary rock styles and beats as well as rhythms from around the world, this guide is all you need to become a talented, versatile drummer.
Discover how to
Bang out basic rhythms --with or without sticks
Understand fundamental drumming techniques
Explore other percussion instruments
Find the perfect drum set
Purchase, tune, and maintain your drums
All this on the CD-ROM
MP3 files of each rhythm and beat that you can play along with
Rhythms for hand drums -- from the bongos and congas to the surdo, tar, and udu
Solos to amaze the other members in the band
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
"By the time you complete the course, you'll understand the essentials of being a good drummer and have a well-rounded vocabulary of more than 100 beats gleaned from experts like Art Blakey, Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Ringo Starr, Steven Adler, Levon Helm, and Alex Van Halen." - Making Music magazine
Three irresistible drum experts---a clever, classical dog, one cool cat, and a friendly alligator---keep students' attention focused by pointing out what's important on each page and help make learning music fun! This full-color book is specifically designed with attention-grabbing illustrations for use with kids at the elementary level. 48 pages.
This book and audio package is for all beginners (children to fun-loving adults) who want to learn how to play the bongos, congas and djembe drums in a fun and musical way. Subjects covered include hearing the beat, listening to drum sounds, playing with groups, creating new rhythms, and The Drum Walk (to help build complete body coordination). Also covered are simple African and Caribbean rhythms to help take you to the next level of hand drumming. The CD contains audio versions of all lessons and inspiring play-along drumming music. Fully illustrated and highly user-friendly, this method is perfect for both classroom use and at-home drumming.
(Percussion). This great book/online audio pack includes everything you need to know to start drumming using the music of Metallica to help you learn! Features instruction on the basics, rhythm, grooves and fills, and 31 of Metallica's best songs: Eye of the Beholder * Fade to Black * Jump in the Fire * Master of Puppets * Nothing Else Matters * One * Ride the Lightning * Seek & Destroy * The Unforgiven * Until It Sleeps * Welcome Home (Sanitarium) * and more! The included audio offers demonstrations of each exercise.