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.
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.
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.
119 pages | PDF
This book deals with the principles, techniques, rhythms, and concepts of progressive jazz. Topics include improvisation, interaction of parts, meter-within-meter phrasing, cymbal rhythms, triplet performance patterns, independent performance patterns, and much more.
97 pages | PDF
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
90 pages | PDF
This sequel to The New Breed is a more advanced book that teaches a method for learning total independence and creativity. It was started by Gary Chester and completed by his student Chris Adams after Gary's death. Topics covered include: cross bonuses, wac-a-chuck bonuses, disco, funk, swing, 8th-note triplet bonuses, 16th-note triplet melodies, odd times, and much more. Includes a special tribute to Gary Chester.
47 pages | PDF
Accents and Rebounds adds accent routines and more advanced rhythms to the basics covered in Stick Control, adding finesse and control to the player's skills. This followup book to the classic Stick Control, by George Lawrence Stone, includes sections on accented eighths, accented dotted notes, accented triplets, rebound control
50 pages | PDF
George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it one of 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,
48 pages | PDF
Gary Chester was one of the busiest studio drummers of the '60s and '70s and played on hundreds of hit records. His systems have been used and endorsed by drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Danny Gottlieb, and Dave Weckl. This is not just another drum book, but rather a system that will help you develop the skills needed to master today's studio requirements. By working with this book, you'll improve your reading, concentraton, coordination, right and left-hand lead, and awareness of the click.
85 pages | PDF
In Technique Patterns, the student is challenged with a variety of routines designed to increase technical in the hands and feet. Included are exercises on finger control, endurance, multiple-note playing, hand-foot combinations and more. The Patterns Series The four books contained in the Patterns series have been designed to help students in developing an awareness of the types of materials currently being used in contemporary music drum performance. Throught the books, many suggestions will be made concerning how these materials can be applied to the drum