Blues Drums Method: An Essential Study of Blues Drums for the Beginning to Advanced Player

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Mel Bay Publications, Aug 1, 2006 - Music - 56 pages
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Blues Drums, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, contains over 250 examples of blues drum patterns and technique-building exercises! Subjects covered in this book are: The History of Blues Drumming; Choosing Your Instrument and Getting Your Sound; Exercises for Development of Technique (Sticking and foot patterns specific to playing blues); Blues Shuffles & Swing Beats, Slow Blues, Ballads and the Triplet Groove (12/8 Time); Blues Rhumba, Calypso Beats and Samba Feel; Two-Beat/Cut Time; Early Rock n Roll and Surf Beats; New Orleans, Soul and Funk Influences; and Build-ups & Fills.
This book is accompanied by a CD recording of all examples played on the drums with the backing of the School of the Blues All-Star Band. It is recommended that you also purchase Blues Drums Play-Along Trax (MB21067BCD) to have full-length play-along trax for you to apply what you learn in this book.

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David Barrett has been a professional golf writer for more than thirty years. For eighteen years, Barrett served as an editor at Golf magazine, where he wrote the popular "Within the Rules" column. He presently serves as editor-in-chief of Fairway Living magazine. A regular contributor to GolfObserver.com and the author of several previous books on golf including Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Story of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback and Victory at the 1950 U.S. Open and Golfing with Dad, he lives in White Plains, New York.

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