The Total Blues Drummer is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues drumming. It covers many of the styles that make blues drumming so rewarding---from the blues sounds of Chicago, Memphis, and Texas to funky blues, jazz blues, and blues-rock. You'll learn drumbeats in the vein of famous artists like Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, and ZZ Top. Start with basic blues beats and end up playing linear "supergrooves" that will help secure your status as a bona fide blues master. Beginning and intermediate players will find all the tools they need to become great drummers, while more advanced players will find a fresh perspective and expert tips on the art of blues drumming. This is the only book you will need in your quest to becoming a great blues drummer. The CD features a full blues band demonstrating the examples in the book.
"It's hard to imagine a more informative and fun blues drumming book than this one."
Eight years in the making, this "prequel" to The Commandments of R&B Drumming delves into the rhythm and blues of the 1940s and 1950s, an incredible musical era when shuffles ruled the airwaves and modern groove playing was in its infancy. Written by Zoro and Daniel Glass, drummer for Royal Crown Revue, this book is loaded with history, photos, graphics, exercises, and transcriptions, and includes the most comprehensive guide to shuffle playing ever written.
"This book/CD package is well researched, clear in its goals, and enlightening and inspiring in its approach. Keep this one on your bottom shelf; you're going to want to return to it again and again." ---Modern Drummer
"Simply put, this is an essential requirement for every drummer's library." ---Drummer
"I am so impressed with what Daniel and Zoro have done to secure the heritage of the modern drumset. The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming is a must---every inspired drummer needs to experience and learn from this masterpiece. The book will take you on a journey through our history---and knowing where we came from will assist us in our vision for the future! Thank you both for your hard work, so that generations ahead of us can forever enjoy this magical era!" ---Dom Famularo Drumming's Global Ambassador
"In the modern era of R&B drumming, there aren't too many drummers more qualified than both Zoro and Daniel Glass who could have tackled this subject matter with as much passion as these gentlemen have . . . Anyone wanting to delve into the roots of modern hip hop and R&B will want to look no further than this resource; it's excellent in every regard." ---DrumScene
(Musicians Institute Press). Percussion Institute of Technology instructor Ed Roscetti gets inside the styles and grooves of blues drumming with applications for rock, funk and jazz approaches to the blues. This package includes: a CD with demo and play-along tracks in a variety of blues styles; studies in 4/4, 12/8, half-time, and 6/8 time feels; rhythm and sticking exercises; drumset grooves and fills; blues charts that correspond to CD tracks; and more! " Blues Drumming should be in every drum student's library of books." Joe Porcaro Also available by Ed Roscetti: Drummer's Guide to Odd Meters 00695349 Book/CD $14.95
(Drum Instruction). As drummer for the legendary B.B. King and countless other blues, soul, rock and pop artists, Tony Coleman has spent a lifetime refining his brilliant, wide-ranging drum skills and knowledge. And now, in this exclusive full-length video and book, Tony shares his invaluable wisdom on the often-overlooked art of the blues shuffle. Featuring loads of shuffles styles, blues variations, concepts, tips and much more, this intimate video lesson also includes a book of transcriptions detailing all of the main video examples.
Blues Drums, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, contains over 250 examples of blues drum patterns and technique-building exercises! Subjects covered in this book are: The History of Blues Drumming; Choosing Your Instrument and Getting Your Sound; Exercises for Development of Technique (Sticking and foot patterns specific to playing blues); Blues Shuffles & Swing Beats, Slow Blues, Ballads and the Triplet Groove (12/8 Time); Blues Rhumba, Calypso Beats and Samba Feel; Two-Beat/Cut Time; Early Rock 'n' Roll and Surf Beats; New Orleans, Soul and Funk Influences; and Build-ups & Fills. This book is accompanied by an online audio recording of all examples played on the drums with the backing of the School of the Blues All-Star Band. It is recommended that you also purchase Blues Drums Play-Along Trax to have full-length play-along trax for you to apply what you learn in this book.
The Commandments of R&B Drumming is a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming, from soul to funk to hip-hop, written by world-renowned session & live drummer Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon). Topics include practice tips, developing the funky bass drum and hi-hat, creating and playing with loops, and what are considered the Ten Commandments of Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop (the top ten recordings from each era). This book not only pays homage to the R&B drummers of the past, but gives the reader a fortune of invaluable information both in history and playing.
This newly revised 10th anniversary edition features updated information and loads of new photos and album artwork throughout. It includes a play-along CD featuring various styles of R&B, and also includes an R&B history tree. 160 pages covering every imaginable angle, nook, and cranny of R&B for only $24.95! The book was voted the #1 educational drum book in the world by Modern Drummer magazine's Readers Poll and also deemed "a must-have for the soulful drummer," by Traps Magazine.
"Zoro's book is a milestone achievement and the most comprehensive book on the subject of R&B drumming I have ever seen." -Vinnie Colaiuta
"I consider Zoro's book an essential investment!" -Dennis Chambers
This drumset book was written not only to teach the student the left and right hand independence required to play jazz, but also to illustrate how the percussionist's left hand can play in a more melodic style. Includes sections of exercises to develop swing patterns, left-handed melodic triplets, swing patterns in 12/8 time plus a section of fairly advanced solos combining all of the previously taught elements. Written in standard drumset notation. Audio available online.
A Cross-Cultural Curricular supplement. In just five short years, WORLD MUSIC DRUMMING has become the hottest new addition to the school music curriculum in years. In thousands of classrooms (grades 3-12) across the U.S. and Canada, teachers have found that this active, hands-on approach really works. Through the teamwork approach to learning West African and Caribbean drum ensembles with songs and movement, teachers are able to reach all of the students - even in middle school! Now comes Will Schmid's new book and online audio, World Music Drumming: NEW ENSEMBLES AND SONGS, that supplements the original World Music Drumming curriculum. These new pieces expand the drumming spectrum to include new culture areas and contemporary drumming styles. All pieces and songs have been kid-tested by grades 3-12.
(Percussion). The most in-depth study of breakbeat drumming in print! The style is divided into thirteen essential elements, with each element discussed in its own chapter. Hundreds of exercises and beats give the reader ample opportunity to practice the elements, which, when assembled, will give the drummer the ability to integrate a complete language of incredibly funky concepts into his or her playing. Over 90 transcriptions of beats and breaks provide the reader with a window into hip-hop/breakbeat drumming. Included are some of the most sampled beats in music history including information about the original song and later songs that used the sample. Also included is a historical overview of hip-hop and breakbeat drumming, as well as biographies of many of the "architects" that helped design the culture. The "Click Track Loops" chapter provides an incredibly challenging system for practicing the breakbeat/hip-hop elements and other grooves against various patterns programmed into a drum machine. These will help the reader attain new levels of tightness, precision, and groove in their drumming. The audio features examples of select exercises, beats, and eight-bar phrases from the book. It also contains five play-along instrumental tracks (with and without drums). There is also a bonus sample library featuring 30 individual drum/cymbal sounds. Bonus Sections include Beats With Drops, Fills, and Dubstep.