Product Number: 94495BCD
Publisher: Mel Bay Pub., Inc.
Difficulty Level: Beginning
Format: Book/CD Set
Drumming made accessible for the complete beginner! This easy to follow book teaches basic drum set percussion concepts progressively, so that if you stick with it, you will have a good foundation upon which to further your musicianship. Four learning tracks are presented in the book: Technique - including the grip, sticking and methods used to achieve musical sounds, as well as the principle of learning good habits from the beginning. Reading - basic reading principles are introduced in this book in logical sequence. Writing - by actually notating the rhythms you find challenging, you'll develop an increasingly intimate awareness of the note and rest values of which they are comprised. Application - after basic principles are introduced, you'll have the opportunity to apply them in a musical context. Includes a CD demonstrating the examples in the book is available.
Being a Drummer: A Job Description
How to Hold the Sticks
Lesson 1: Some Basics
Lesson 2: Basic Reading
Lesson 3: Hand and Foot Coordination Exercises
Lesson 4: Basic Blues (Chart 1)
Lesson 5: Eighth Notes
Lesson 6: Hand and Foot Coordination Exercises Using Eighth Notes
Lesson 7: Eighth Rests
Lesson 8: Eighth Note Rock Beats
Lesson 9: Eighth Note Rock (Chart 2)
Lesson 10: Sixteenth Notes
Lesson 11: Hand and Foot Coordination Exercises Using Sixteenth Notes
Lesson 12: Sixteenth Rests
Lesson 13 Eighth- and Sixteenth -Note Combinations
Lesson 14: Two-Handed Sixteenth-Note Combinations
Lesson 15: Sixteenth-Note Rock (Chart 3)
Lesson 16: Drum Fills
Lesson 17: Dotted Notes and Ties
Lesson 18: Sixteenth-Eighth-Sixteenth Combinations
Lesson 19: Advanced Eighth-Note Rock Beats
Lesson 20: Accents and Syncopation
Lesson 21: Medium Funk (Chart 4)
Lesson 22: Quarter-Note Rock Beats
Lesson 23: Eighth-Note Triplets
Lesson 24: Triplet Beats
Lesson 25: Slow Blues (Chart 5)
Lesson 26: Shuffle Beats
Lesson 27: Medium Shuffle (Chart 6)
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