Teach yourself to play drums: everything you need to know to start playing now!
Learn to play the drums and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various drum types and the sounds they create, playing basics, proper drumstick grips, and getting acquainted with standard drum notation. You will then move right along to playing different lines with different tempos, rhythms, and grooves, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical & drum notation. You will learn to play beats and fills in an array of musical styles, including Rock, Country, Jazz and Latin. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play in a band and read standard drum music.
The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Technique builders
* Daily workouts to improve your playing
* Practice tips
* Hints on purchasing equipment, tuning and sound modification, drumset maintenance, and more.
The accompanying CD provides help with understanding the concepts with more ease and efficiency.
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
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PARTI GETTING STARTED
LEARNING THE BASICS
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