One of the classic snare drum books in print today! This publication presents the reader with challenging and stimulating material for the intermediate and advanced percussion student. Contains 50 musical solos and brief performance notes.
Media Type : Book/CD SetLevel : IntermediateMusical Genre : Rock & JazzNumber of pages : 82 Covers a wealth of coordination studies in a wide variety of styles, including funk, reggae, Latin, fusion, and a number of odd-meter drum styles. The author enumerates the various aspects of drumming which are critical to solid musicianship, shows how these aspects relate to each other and to playing, and demonstrates how, by evaluating our capabilities, we can strive toward a musical balance in our playing. The companion CD is in a stereo play-along format. The goal is fluid, relaxed playing.
DescriptionThis book was created to help drummers improve their abilities to play great drum fills. The material presented was originally developed over the course of several years, as a result of the needs and requests of many of my students. As drummers practice playing fills, it becomes apparent that there are a variety of issues that need to be addressed. To play fluent and creative fills, a drummer needs a strong foundation of basic fill concepts, the technique to execute the fill, and musical ideas for the content of the fill. Without these key elements, playing fills can be a source of difficulty and frustration. To further illustrate this idea... In some cases a drummer may practice a particular lick or sticking pattern to a high degree of physical execution, but does not have a clear understanding of how to apply it well within a musical phrase. The opposite is also sometimes true, a drummer may understand a simple rhythmic idea and play it very well as a fill, but doesn´t quite know how to employ more interesting techniques or sounds into the phrase and get something else out of it. The goal of this book is to help drummers achieve a balance in these necessary skills. This book presents a diverse collection of studies and exercises that clarify the basics of drum fills, develop more advanced and specific techniques to use in fills, and present many ideas for musical phrases using the techniques. The studies are presented in an order that follows a natural progression of ability, however... the exercises do not need to be played in the order they are presented. Students and teachers can select exercises to design a curriculum that fits a student´s needs as their skills develop. With each set of exercises, you will find descriptions, tips and practice instructions. Sometimes they are written for each individual study, and when appropriate they are written for the entire chapter. Be sure to read the text that accompanies each part of this book to get the most out of the exercise.
Media Type : BookLevel : Intermediate-AdvancedMusical Genre : RockNumber of pages : 80Block Rockin´ Beatsâ€ has tons of cool grooves and fills for the intermediate to advanced drummer. This book reflects recent musical trends by focusing on funky rock, hip hop, jungle and drum â€˜n´ bass influenced patterns for the drum kit. As time marches on, popular music continues to evolve and change. Block Rockin´ Beatsâ€ is designed to give the drummer more ideas and tools to help function in a musical environment that was not only influenced by jazz, blues, gospel, country, soul, latin and funk styles â€´´ but also shaped by D.J.s, samplers and electronic music. Drummers are often called upon now to replace or ad to programmed drums in the recording studio. For live shows, live drumming might be melded together with electronic elements or D.J.s, or both Rock and popular music are incorporating so many different elements and styles at this point, it´s hard to keep track! Update your rhythmic vocabulary with some Block Rockin´ Beats.
Five compositions geared to assisting a drummer reach goals such as synchronizing with the band, identifying the subtle changes in musical intensity, establishing strong, secure rhythm, and playing with controlled force. These pieces incorporate fusion, an African pattern, rhythmic displacement, and samba, funk, and rock elements.
DescriptionNeil Peart: Taking Center Stage (Book) Taking Center Stage is the definitive print retrospective and musical documentation of the career of one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, Neil Peart of Rush. SonglistBravadoBU2BCaravanFar CryFree WillLa Villa StrangiatoLeave That Thing AloneMarathonNatural SciencePrestoSubdivisionsThe Spirit Of RadioThe TreesTime Stand StillTom SawyerWorkin´ Them AngelsYyz
Media Type : BookLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : EasiestNumber of pages : 28This book was written with the novice percussionist in mind. No previous musical experience is required to constructively make your way through this self-instruction course. Basic rhythm reading principles and fills are illustrated and discussed. Drumming concepts are introduced progressively, so that; provided you stay with it; you will gain a solid foundation for drumming technique and overall musicianship.
A set of six solo works for vibraphone by one of today´s leading concert and recording artists. Complete musical statements with limited technical demands for mallet players of various levels of ability. Titles are: Mirror from Another * Vienna * Wind * Midnight Star * Looking Back * Trance.
Media Type : BookLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : Building ExcellenceNumber of pages : 100This drum method book can be used for private instruction as well as group lessons. Private teachers will find that this method is comprehensive and practical. Elementary band directors can correlate most of the material with any elementary band series. The exercises, summaries, and rhythm studies will develop stick control, coordination, rhythm reading ability, and confidence. The material will enable the percussion section to develop musicianship and provide musical accompaniment for the entire band. - New rhythms are introduced and illustrated showing the method of counting and tapping of the foot. - Exercises are designed to develop each newly learned rhythm. - Summaries provide a continuous review of the newly learned material. - Rhythm studies exploit the newly learned material in all possible combinations Every lesson builds on those that came before, giving students a chance to practice what they have learned and reinforcing skills that will be used over and over. Intermediate and advanced students can use the material in this book in the following ways: 1. Flams can be played on all the quarter notes 2. Flam Taps can be played on all the eighth notes 3. Flam Paradiddles can be played on all the sixteenth notes Private teachers and elementary band directors will find that this method assures a higher standard of musicianship for drummers.