(Percussion). This beginning- to intermediate-level book contains hundreds of practical, usable beats and fills. It teaches how to apply a variety of patterns and grooves to the actual performance of songs. The CD includes demos and 14 play-along tracks covering rock, blues and pop styles, with detailed instructions on how to create exciting, solid drum parts. It's the most realistic and fun! way to learn drums.
(Fast Track Music Instruction). The FastTrack method series is a fresh, user-friendly approach to learning with a method book which blends traditional lessons and songs with modern elements of humor, wit, and pop culture. Each book includes a play-along tracks accessed online for download or streaming plus songs that are the same in all the FastTrack books so that friends can form a band and jam together.
Introduces the essential techniques used in today's drumming styles. Includes the basics of playing Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz and other popular styles. Contains valuable exercises for developing independence between all four limbs, along with a lesson on how to play in a band.
This full deck of real playing cards provides a unique way to familiarize yourself with drum rudiments. The deck is divided into four suits, each representing a different rudimental family: Roll Rudiments, Diddle Rudiments, Flam Rudiments, and Drag Rudiments. Four Jokers are included as well, each containing a brief history of the Standard 26 American Drum Rudiments, the PAS International Drum Rudiments, Hybrid Drum Rudiments, and suggestions on how to practice them.
(Percussion). This book presents 1,001 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.
(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. The lyrics are also included for quick reference. 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 the pitch! Includes: Cult of Personality * Heaven's on Fire * Rock of Ages * Shake Me * Smokin' in the Boys Room * Talk Dirty to Me * We're Not Gonna Take It * You Give Love a Bad Name.
(Drum Play-Along). Play your favorite songs quickly and easily with the Drum Play-Along Series . Just follow the drum notation, listen to the audio to hear how the drums should sound, then play along using the separate backing tracks. The lyrics are also included for quick reference. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Includes: Bark at the Moon * Detroit Rock City * Living After Midnight * Panama * Rock You Like a Hurricane * Run to the Hills * Smoke on the Water * War Pigs (Interpolating Luke's Wall).
Learn to play the accordion and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the parts of the accordion, buying an accordion, preparing the instrument for use, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to using your left and right hands in the proper ways, playing different notes, chords, and songs, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Folk songs, Waltzes, Bluegrass, Polka, and more. You will also learn how to play with a group of other musicians. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play the accordion in a variety of musical styles, read and understand music, improvise and be ready to play in a band.
The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons: * Complete button reference chart * Informative section on MIDI accordions * Practice tips * Explanation on basic maintenance and repair
The accompanying CD provides a helpful reference for play-along and practice.
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.