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If you want to have more fun on the drums, improve your skills faster, and play along to real music then you need to build a solid foundation. THE BEST BEGINNER DRUM BOOK gives you a clear path for getting started on the drums and skipping the frustrating obstacles that most new drummers face: setting up your kit, holding the drumsticks, learning notation, creating catchy beats and fills, learning musical styles, and playing your favorite songs.
Intended for the beginning drum student, this book contains many essential reading and playing skills for the snare and drumset. These studies are integrated in a logical, sequential order. For example, a new rhythm is introduced and studied on the snare drum, then later applied as a beat and then a fill. The same rhythm will appear later in the book for review and then in one of the play-along tunes. This way each concept is reinforced and utilized in different ways. Because of the need to stress the importance of dynamics and their role in the proper execution of playing a piece, dynamic markings are included in many of the snare drum exercises. The author has gone to extreme measures to provide a fun and humorous way of learning to play drums while at the same time implementing the fundamental tools necessary to be a proficient musician. The online audio download presents eight play-along tunes with and without the drums.
George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it first in the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving "control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination," with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.
"It truly is a timeless classic and an essential requirement for every drummer's library." Drummer Magazine
(Drum Instruction). Drums for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play drumset faster than ever before. Popular songs will keep kids motivated, while the simple, easy-to-read page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time. The method can be used in combination with a drum teacher or parent. Demonstration tracks are included online for download or streaming. Songs include: Another One Bites the Dust * Crazy Train * Free Fallin' * Living After Midnight * Old Time Rock & Roll * Stir It Up * When the Levee Breaks * and more.
Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 (of 2) is the ideal teaching tool to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. This best-selling book contains 80 pages of excellent sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique, as well as 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. This title is available in SmartMusic.
Absolute Beginners Electronic Drums (Book/CD). This book has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you play your electronic drums. Step-by-step pictures take you from the first day exercises to playing along with backing tracks! In one great book you get: a look-and-learn course that uses clear pictures instead of long explanations; practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know to get you playing, fast!; instant online access to over 60 audio tracks using the included personalized download card; exciting drum grooves to learn for many different styles of music, from rock and metal to hip hop and funk! It's simply everything you need!
(Drum Instruction). This complete edition of the bestselling classic method by Peter Magadini includes all of Books 1 and 2, as well as access to online audio and video tracks for download or streaming. This book starts the beginning drummer on the entire drumset. Some of the topics covered include: Four and five piece drum setups; Illustrations of grips and how to use the sticks; Staff, time values, double strokes and counting; Many patterns, such as '50s, rock, Motown, blues, disco beat, funk, urban beat, jazz, swing, shuffle, Nashville and more; How to play a drum fill, a double stroke roll, the closed roll and the buzz roll. As the player advances, they'll also learn: Playing time; Developing beats with the open and closed hi-hat; Bass drum control and independence; Fusion, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian rhythms; Basic brush technique; Basic polyrhythms; Reading and drum chart "choreography". The price of this book includes access to audio and video files online. The files are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
(Drum Instruction). 100 Essential Drumset Lessons contains information, examples, exercises, and over 300 demonstration and play-along audio tracks covering a range of topics that every drummer from novice to professional will find useful. Its educational scope runs the gamut, including basic rock, funk, metal, hip-hop, blues, country, basic swing, advanced swing concepts, fills, technical exercises, metric superimposition, soloing concepts, odd time playing, brush playing, as well as Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and other world music drumming styles. It also includes advice on productive practicing techniques, transcribing drum parts, creating an original drum part for a song, and five drumset audition solos suitable for use at all-state auditions, music festivals, or recitals. Audio is accessed online for download or streaming and features PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, and pan left or right available exclusively from Hal Leonard.
This book covers everything the aspiring drummer needs to know-from an overview of drums and percussion history and theory; to information on purchasing, tuning, and maintaining drums; to basic music notation, rhythm, and time signatures; to snare drum fundamentals; playing a complete drum set; and basic beats for every style of music. In addition, this newly revised edition contains an audio CD featuring all exercises and solos from the book, tuning examples, and play along tracks.
â¬ Audio CD included â¬ According to a Gallup survey, there are over 62 million amateur musicians in the U.S. â¬ Drums are the third most popular instrument among amateur musicians
This innovative method is a practical approach to playing the drumset. Students start their first lesson by actually playing a beat! The book is divided into two sections: Rock and Jazz. Students will learn how the hi-hat, ride cymbal, snare, and bass drum are used in each style. A play-along CD corresponding to the drum charts is available, but not included in this package.