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Intended for the beginning drum student, this book contains many essential reading and playing skills for the snare and drumset. These studies are integrated in a logical, sequential order. For example, a new rhythm is introduced and studied on the snare drum, then later applied as a beat and then a fill. The same rhythm will appear later in the book for review and then in one of the play-along tunes. This way each concept is reinforced and utilized in different ways. Because of the need to stress the importance of dynamics and their role in the proper execution of playing a piece, dynamic markings are included in many of the snare drum exercises. The author has gone to extreme measures to provide a fun and humorous way of learning to play drums while at the same time implementing the fundamental tools necessary to be a proficient musician. The online audio download presents eight play-along tunes with and without the drums.
This book covers everything the aspiring drummer needs to know-from an overview of drums and percussion history and theory; to information on purchasing, tuning, and maintaining drums; to basic music notation, rhythm, and time signatures; to snare drum fundamentals; playing a complete drum set; and basic beats for every style of music. In addition, this newly revised edition contains an audio CD featuring all exercises and solos from the book, tuning examples, and play along tracks.
â¬ Audio CD included â¬ According to a Gallup survey, there are over 62 million amateur musicians in the U.S. â¬ Drums are the third most popular instrument among amateur musicians
Realistic Rock for Kids is a method by drum legend Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck). Similar to his award-winning method Realistic Rock, this book, 2 CD, and DVD kit shows kids how to play rock 'n' roll drums the quick and easy way. The book 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, and the discs also include recordings of Carmine rockin' out with his band and special play-along tracks. Lastly, the DVD brings it all home and is hosted by Carmine and his star pupil, 12-year-old contest winner Pete Biggiani.
(Drum Instruction). The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online metronome! The drum book features lessons on: drumset fundamentals, counting & rhythm basics, music reading, beginning grooves, fills, chart reading, rudiments, The Moeller Method, the shuffle, different time signatures, and listening suggestions. Includes drum beats from 14 songs: Another One Bites the Dust * Babylon Sisters * Bang Bang * Every Breath You Take * Everybody Wants to Rule the World * Free Fallin' * Hold the Line * La Grange * Minute by Minute * (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman * Sharp Dressed Man * Smells like Teen Spirit * Solsbury Hill * Whipping Post.
(Drum Instruction). This complete edition of the bestselling classic method by Peter Magadini includes all of Books 1 and 2, as well as access to online audio and video tracks for download or streaming. This book starts the beginning drummer on the entire drumset. Some of the topics covered include: Four and five piece drum setups; Illustrations of grips and how to use the sticks; Staff, time values, double strokes and counting; Many patterns, such as '50s, rock, Motown, blues, disco beat, funk, urban beat, jazz, swing, shuffle, Nashville and more; How to play a drum fill, a double stroke roll, the closed roll and the buzz roll. As the player advances, they'll also learn: Playing time; Developing beats with the open and closed hi-hat; Bass drum control and independence; Fusion, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian rhythms; Basic brush technique; Basic polyrhythms; Reading and drum chart "choreography". The price of this book includes access to audio and video files online. The files are 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.
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***Comes with online access to free drum videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and drum animation for easy music learning.***
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Progressive Beginner Drums contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great drummer - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson drum tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of drum kits. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the drums is required to teach yourself to learn to play drums from this book.
Teach yourself: â¢ How to play using all the drums and cymbals in the entire drum kit â¢ How to play drum beats used in popular drum grooves â¢ All the fundamental drum rudiments and drum techniques including playing accents, ghost notes, paradiddles, side stick and open hi-hat â¢ Drum theory for learning how to read drum music for beginners â¢ Drum tips and drum tricks that every player should know when learning drums â¢ Shortcuts for how to learn drums fast by getting the most from drum practice sessions
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the drums today.
Features include: â¢ Progressive step-by-step easy beginners drum lessons written by a professional drum teacher â¢ Full color photos and diagrams â¢ Easy-to-read drum music for beginners â¢ 133 drum exercises, drum rhythms and drum fills for playing drum beats used in rock drumming, blues drumming, funk drumming, country drumming and jazz drumming
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Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 (of 2) is the ideal teaching tool to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. This best-selling book contains 80 pages of excellent sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique, as well as 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. This title is available in SmartMusic.
(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.
This innovative method is a practical approach to playing the drumset. Students start their first lesson by actually playing a beat! The book is divided into two sections: Rock and Jazz. Students will learn how the hi-hat, ride cymbal, snare, and bass drum are used in each style. A play-along CD corresponding to the drum charts is available, but not included in this package.
(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.