50 pages | PDF
This instrument sight-reading book Is designed to familiarize the student with the rhythmic and Instrumental difficulties he will encounter In musical scores. These sight-reading studies will show the student how important It is to read music and have good technique (see the Dante Agostini 6 rudiments and 6 drum methods).
72 pages | PDF + MP3
This book is for advanced hand drummers who want to play complex solos using simple sequences of hand strokes. Whether you play Djembe, conga, or ashiko, the practical hand-pattern strategies explained here will help you get the most out of your hands with the least amount of effort. And whether you want to solo in a traditional African or Afro-Cuban ensemble, in a drum circle, in a band, or in your living room along with your favorite CDs, Secrets of the Hand will help you take your playing to the next level. The book is organized into two main sections.
97 pages | PDF
Peter Erskine is a world-renowned jazz/fusion drummer. This book on Erskine's concepts and techniques behind jazz drumming is for the beginning to intermediate drummer and covers topics like drum set up, beats, brushes, phrasing, reading, etc. Includes a full discography of Erskine's performances. Peter Erskine: "In this book, I am going to share my drumming experiences and philosophies with you. We shall explore all of the rhythmic influences that make up my understanding of music - in other words, my drumming vocabulary and techniques.
44 pages | PDF + MP3
This collection of charts is a selection of 5 titles from Billy's CD release “By Design.” In addition to each track from the CD and the play along recording without drums, the compositions appear as both a chart version for creating your own ideas, plus a transcription of what Billy played on the CD. Each of these five compositions are 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
36 pages | PDF
In Sticking Patterns, Gary's unique approach to the use of stickings is explored. Completely different from the rudiments, Gary's system is designed specifically for drum set performance, both for creating time feels as well as for filling and soloing. Also included are sections on accented single strokes, as well
120 pages | PDF
It is an excellent resource to learn what makes for a unique sound as well as help you develop your own. The book aimed on drummers from beginner to advanced level, so all drummers should have this book in own collection. Enrique Llacer "Regoli" is a famous Spanish Drummer. In this book you'll find such techniques as:
150 pages | PDF + MP3
This book / CD set is considered a cult work by some people while totally diregarded by others. In spite of its title, Les tumbaos de la Salsa (to be understood as "rhythm patterns of Salsa") is not really dedicated to these famous Cuban rhythms. Its weaknesses: a poor proofreading, some wavering on historically and technical points... The book appears too ambitious, with too many aspects covered, and it somehow misses its objective, which is, obviously, to become a reference work. Its qualities: both accompanying CDs boast a high-quality content, plenty
72 pages | PDF + MP3
The Funky Six provides a comprehensive method to develop the ability to play the funk shuffle and other jazz/funk/rock grooves that use a sextuplet (or 16th note triplet) feel. An understanding of these feels and the ability to play them well is an integral part of being a versatile contemporary player. The Funky Six is the perfect book for drummers who enjoy playing in the jazz/funk/rock genre, but are stuck in a "straight 16th note rut" and would like to feel more comfortable playing triplet-based rhythms. This book contains basic exercises to create a strong foundation
69 pages | PDF + MP3
This book, with its two audio CDs, is the closest you'll come to being able to actually take lessons with the drumming legend himself who is no longer with us. The inclusion of Dawson talking about and demonstrating some of the lessons himself, is the icing on the cake. Whether or not you
45 pages | PDF
Drum Wisdom by Bob Moses, which is inexplicably out of print, is one of the absolute best drum instructional books ever written. With more words written in English than music notation the book can be a bit inscrutable at first. When taken slowly and with the proper focus, though, the book provides a doorway into truly opening the keys to the drum set as a musical instrument that is more than the sum of its parts. Ostensibly a jazz drum book, this book actually surpasses style and gets to the very heart of what a drummer needs to know to become a thinking and