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The idea is that you use Master Studies as a workbook to to get your hands and the sticks working as one. Coming from such a great player, you'd expect this book to really test you and make you improve. Let's see if it does... Master Studies has been layed out with 7 sections - Accent studies, Buzz roll studies, Stroke combination studies, Control studies, Fill-in studies, Ostinato studies, and Flam studies. Once you've gotten through that, there is the Buzz roll studies section that again uses 8th notes and triplets with buzz strokes on different beats combined with

65 pages | PDF

Reading is always a problem for drummers of all ages, however it is not a problem if the basic issues are addressed right from the beginning. This set of 20 "Reading Practice" sheets is designed to help students learn the basics of reading music, with very little to confuse them, so they can concetrate on reading and counting the note types accurately.

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.

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This is your complete guide to programming and thinking like a drummer - not a drum machine user. Instead of merely providing instructions for you to program into your machine, this book is a direct, mathematical approach to learning how to drum and how to best emulate a drum kit on a pre-recorded track.

64 pages | PDF

Voted second on Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books in 1993, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths, dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own examples from it.

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Book 2 is a continuation of the Elementary Snare Drum Method, Book 1. This book continues with 6/8, 2/4, 4/4, and 3/4 meter as well as introducing C, 2/2, 3/8, 9/8, 12/8, and 3/2 meter. It deals extensively with grace notes, known in percussion language as fams, drags, and ruffs. Book 2 develops the open roll, triplets, and syncopation. Also included are The 26 Rudiments of Drumming plus a section on bass drum and cymbal playing. There are two duets in the book to be played by the instructor and student together. These duets offer the student the opportunity

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The pieces of music included in Minus - One are taken from Walter Martino's CD "Blue Street" (2002 Edizioni Bemolle). Walter played drums and composed and arranged all titles. Salvatore Scorrano collaborated to the score transcriptions. All titles have been remixed in order to provide useful accompaniment

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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.

101 pages | PDF

The result of the combined efforts of the Rich-Adler partnership is a book with all the fundamental material needed for an instructive drum method. In addition to the elementary principles of music, there are eighty-three lessons of exercises and rudiments, twenty-one reading exercises, ten exercises employing rudiments, forty-six advanced rhythmic studies and a list of the most frequently used musical terms. All of the material has been carefully graded as to difficulty. Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments not only differs from all other drum

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Rap music has become a valid and exciting part of today's music. Underlying the "Rap" of the front person, is the drum pattern-A most important and integral part of the music. An understanding and mastery of these rap rhythms should be a part of every sincere drummer's repertoire. Chuck Kerrigan has been playing drums since the age of 14. He has played Rock, Funk, Jazz-Rock, Jazz, Country-Rock, Big Band and with pop groups for over 20 years He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Alan Dawson