In this book, Gil Sharone takes you on a historical journey covering the pre-reggae styles of Nyabingi, Jamaican boogie, Burru, Ska and Rocksteady. Reggae drumming styles are broken down in detail with numerous patterns, looking at the one drop groove, hi-hat variations, steppers and rockers variations, important reggae drummers, and more. Gil also follows the development of the music through the styles that followed reggae, with analysis and examples of dancehall, 2-Tone, 3rd wave, dub, and hip-hop/reggae and hip-hop/Nyabingi grooves.
Each of the styles is explored in detail with groove variations, fills, complete transcriptions and full musical performances with legendary players from the LA ska and reggae scene. Also included are historical photos of the Jamaican bands and drumming legends, information about getting the right sound, recommended listening, and four bonus play-along tracks. Additional features are special video appearances by Reggae historian Roger Steffens, Jamaican drumming pioneer Lloyd Knib of the Skatalites, Reggae drumming legend Carlton Santa Davis, and foreword by Adrian Young of No Doubt.
The book comes with a code to download the full-length video from Gil s Wicked Beats DVD, over 2 hours long.
Funky Beats & Breaks was written with the intermediate to advanced drummer in mind. All the exercises and concepts in this book were conceived within the author's personal lesson program. The benefits of this book are many; the student will expand his or her rhythmic and conceptual vocabulary. Audio available online.
This book covers the essential foundations and grooves that will prepare the drummer for a variety of musical situations encountered on the average professional gig. Designed to be an encyclopedia of many drumming styles, The Drum Set Crash Course covers Afro-Cuban and Brazilian, blues, country, hip hop, jazz, reggae, rock, and much more.
Destined to become a classic, School of Bongo is the author's fourth bongo book for Mel Bay, but first to seriously explore a variety of bongo patterns in contemporary music. This text begins with the basic Afro-Cuban patterns (Martillo , Afro, Bolero), but demonstrates over 300 rhythms including jazz, blues, rock, R&B reggae, bossa nova and samba. This book is ideally suited for the intermediate-advanced player. Rhythm patterns are demonstrated on audio CD and audio downloads.