Author: George Lawrence Stone
George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named the book one of the top 25 books of all-time. In the words of the author, it 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-level rhythms, moving through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.
Provides an introduction to electronically produced grooves, loops, and sounds on the acoustic drumset and includes exercises, transcriptions, and sound applications to achieve the jungle style.
Author: Gary Chaffee
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Patterns is one of the most comprehensive drum methods available. Covering a wide range of materials, the books can be used in any order, or in any combination with one another. They are a must for developing the kinds of skills necessary for drum set performance. In Sticking Patterns, Gary's unique approach to the use of stickings on the set is explored. Completely different from the rudiments, Gary's system is designed specifically for drumset performance, both for creating time feels as well as for filling and soloing. Also included are sections on accented single stokes, as well as the use of double strokes on the set.
The Level System
Author: Jeff W. Johnson
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
This book is an overview of the level system as taught by George Lawrence Stone and Joe Morello. Use of this method will allow the performer to transition instantly between accented and unaccented notes. The level system is unlike most other methods of drumming because the hands always prepare for the upcoming note one stroke in advance by utilizing full strokes, downstrokes, upstrokes, and taps. This allows the drummer to perform within an extreme dynamic range while remaining free of tension. The Level System will prove to be a valuable aid to the drummer who has experience on the instrument but wishes to further develop a natural technique. It can also be an important tool for the beginning student first learning the techniques and rudiments of drumming. Drumset players will benefit from both the hand exercises and the drumset exercises in the last chapters.
Drums For Dummies
Author: Jeff Strong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get down with rock, R&B, jazz, blues, funk, and Latin rhythms! Groove to the beat in no time with this ultimate rockin' guide! Whether you're dreaming of starting a band, striking the snares, or simply playing a hand drum, this interactive book-and-CD package makes it easy to pick up the basics. Complete with new information on contemporary rock styles and beats as well as rhythms from around the world, this guide is all you need to become a talented, versatile drummer. Discover how to Bang out basic rhythms --with or without sticks Understand fundamental drumming techniques Explore other percussion instruments Find the perfect drum set Purchase, tune, and maintain your drums All this on the CD-ROM MP3 files of each rhythm and beat that you can play along with Rhythms for hand drums -- from the bongos and congas to the surdo, tar, and udu Solos to amaze the other members in the band Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
How to Play Drums
Author: James Blades, Johnny Dean
Illustrated with charts and diagrams throughout, this guide teaches the fundamentals of playing drums--from buying a drum set to reading music.
This is the new official rudiment list as adopted by the Percussive Arts Society. A recording performed by World Champion Snare Drummer, Rob Carson, is included.
Alan Dawson was a legendary drummer and educator, known for his work with the top artists in jazz as well as for his 18-year association with Berklee College of Music. This new text and CD combination was put together by John Ramsay, a prominent drummer in his own right and a former student of Dawson's. The book contains all the important techniques and concepts that Alan Dawson embraced in his own playing and subsequently taught to his students. The two CDs include some remastered audio examples from actual lessons taught by Dawson himself over the years. This is a highly comprehensive textbook from a jazz master.
Author: Stanton Moore
Publisher: Hudson Music
(DVD). In this book/video/audio package, Stanton Moore presents transcriptions and performances of some of the most important drum grooves in history, breaks them down to their basic elements, describes the way they developed, and shows you how to learn from the past and develop your own complete vocabulary for creating new funk grooves and patterns. There is a unique download code provided in this book for streaming or downloading every musical example, recorded by Stanton, showing how each is played. The entire Groove Alchemy DVD is also included online, for streaming and downloading. This package contains over 600 audio examples as well as 3 hours of video examples all online for you to stream or download.
Offers instruction in drumming basics, as well as information on a few famous drummers.
(Reference). Discover one of America's greatest contributions to the music world the drumset by exploring this book. This unique publication uses extensive interviews with the Ludwigs and photos from their personal collections to recall the origins, development, and tools of the craft. You'll also discover why the best drummers Ringo Starr, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb and others use Ludwigs. Over 150 photos and illustrations make this an invaluable reference for all drummers.
Learn to Play Drums
Author: Eileen O'Brien, Caroline Hooper
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
A complete introduction to drumming, from assembling one's set to playing in a band, this book is packed with useful playing tips and inspiring photos of famous performers. New concepts are introduced gradually to help readers learn at a steady pace.
How to Play Drums
Author: Joel Rothman, Jerry Warshaw
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
A guide to drum playing that includes exercises and techniques to practice and master.
A collection of studies on rock, jazz, and Latin rhythms designed to increase a drummer's versatility. Each study contains basic rhythms plus practical variations---all proven successful in numerous playing situations. Includes John's phrasing techniques which are applied to all the rhythms. With discography and audio, this revised and updated method provides a perfect base for the teacher and student to help focus on the three main genres of music.