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Horacio El Negro Hernandez - Conversations in Clave

Horacio El Negro Hernandez - Conversations in Clave

136 pages | PDF + MP3

Conversations In Clave is the ultimate technical study of four-way independence based on Afro-Cuban rhythms. This detailed and methodical approach will develop four-limb coordination and expand your rhythmic vocabulary. Understanding the clave and the relationship between eighth-note and triplet

 

David Garibaldi - The Funky Beat

David Garibaldi - The Funky Beat

62 pages | PDF + MP3

In The Funky Beat, David focuses on combining funk and jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms to extend his own innovative style. By dissecting his grooves and musical choices for each song on the CD, David demonstrates how to develop musical skills and how to create a signature sound. This book/audio package includes eight charts and two CDs mixed with and without drums for play-along usage. As a bonus, David transcribes and explains eleven of his legendary Tower of Power grooves.

 

Derek Roddy - The Evolution Of Blast Beats

Derek Roddy - The Evolution Of Blast Beats

120 pages | PDF + MP3

The Evolution of Blast Beats offers an in-depth look at the drumming of today's extreme metal music such as speed metal, grindcore, and death metal. Drummers, teachers, and students will learn the history and evolution of this underground style originating from the European skank beat and evolving into a variety of blast beats found in today's hardcore metal scene.

 

Dante Agostini - Preparation For Sight-Reading

Dante Agostini - Preparation For Sight-Reading

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).

 

Vic Firth Snare Drum Method Book 2 - Intermediate

Vic Firth Snare Drum Method Book 2 - Intermediate

32 pages | PDF + MP3

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

 

Buddy Rich - Modern Interpretation Of Snare Drum Rudiments

Buddy Rich - Modern Interpretation Of Snare Drum Rudiments

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

 

Alan Dworsky & Betsy Sansby - Secrets of the Hand - Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers

Alan Dworsky & Betsy Sansby - Secrets of the Hand - Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers

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.

 

Chuck Kerrigan - Rap Beats On The Drum Set

Chuck Kerrigan - Rap Beats On The Drum Set

70 pages | PDF + MP3

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

 

Walter Martino - Minus-one

Walter Martino - Minus-one

50 pages | PDF + MP3


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

 

Ray Badness - Drum Programming

Ray Badness - Drum Programming

58 pages | PDF

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.

 


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