This combined collection of three music instruction books takes students from beginning rhythms for any instrument, to snare drum rudiments, and finally to full drumset exercises.
The first book teaches students how to read music by introducing note values, rests, and counting, with many examples to practice. It covers rhythms only, not differently pitched notes, so it is applicable to any and all musical instruments.
The second book introduces snare drum technique for beginning to intermediate players. Probably all of the rudiments can be broken down to just a few, and then combined to form others. This book teaches the flam, drag, 4-stroke ruff, paradiddles (single, double and triple), all the short rolls and the long roll. It contains 16 solos and a daily roll workout.
The third and final book in the series introduces Rock, Jazz and Punk genres. It includes numerous exercises designed to help budding drummers go from beginner to advanced in limb coordination and independence.
A true gem of a volumeâ aspiring drummers cannot go wrong with this series!
As a followup to Rhythms for Every Instrument and Main Rudiments of Drumming for Snare Drum, this third and final book in the Rhythms series introduces Rock, Jazz and Punk genres. It includes numerous exercises designed to help budding drummers go from beginner to advanced in terms of limb coordination and independence.
Seminal punk and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Marky Ramone shows you his secrets to drumming, such as how to set up your kit, how to warm up and pace yourself, and most of all ï¿½ how to make it look easy. He breaks down every punk beat, groove, and fill for the beginner and pro alike, in a very clear and easily understood way. From stick and grip choice, Marky goes on to cover: differences between rock and punk drumming; fast ï¿½punkï¿½ eighth notes; beats, fills, and grooves; alternate time signatures; and more! 1 hour, 4 minutes.
Bass player and rapidly aging punk rocker Underend Vicodini is an unlikely hero. He loves New York City like nobody's business but does it still love him despite his lack of affluence and influence? His former band, The Gutter Astronomers, was riding high in the 1980s, releasing albums and touring across the country playing to packed nightclubs filled with eager fans, but the Great Recession finds the band members middle-aged and struggling not to drown in the seas of gentrification and disillusion. When lead singer Mickey gets an offer to reunite the band, he jumps at it. But can the old bandmates overcome their acrimonious break up? Can they get back into it without shredding their lives? Can Underend Vicodini find inner peace and, more importantly, a reasonably priced apartment below 14th Street or in Brooklyn?
Steven Wishnia is a New York-based musician and journalist. Born on the Lower East Side, he grew up in Brooklyn, New England, Edinburgh, and Long Island. He has played in numerous bands, including the False Prophets, an eclectic punk group that recorded two albums released by Alternative Tentacles. After the False Prophets broke up in 1987, he earned an MA at New York University's School of Journalism, writing for failing newspapers before working for many years as news editor at High Times. Recipient of two New York City Independent Press Association awards, he currently works as a freelance writer and editor, most often for AlterNet.org and Junior Scholastic, and often performs musically with artist Mac McGill.