A comprehensive guide for mastering the drumset. Loaded with descriptions and photos of important techniques, tons of solos and examples to play, effective practice tips for good musical development, and progressive skill-building exercises. The perfect launching pad for a lifetime of great drumming. 96 pages.
Beginning Drumset is perfect for beginning drummers, this book starts with an introduction to the parts of the drumset, sticking techniques, snare drum rudiments, accents, dynamics and reading drumset music. Techiniques that develop ideal coordination for playing drumbeats are explained in a fun, step-by-step manner, so that by the end of the book, the student can play drum fills, cymbal crashes, sixteenth-note bass drum beats and dotted eighth-note rhythms. Students, teachers and self-taught players alike will enjoy this thorough, easy-to-use method.
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The Metronome and Reading Exercises
HalfTime Rock Beats
Practice Considerations for the 20 Beat Patterns
SixteenthNote Accent Studies
Moving Around the Set with Double Strokes
SixteenthNote HiHat Beats
Single SixteenthNote BassDrum Exercises
EighthNote Fills that End on Beat 4
120 RRLLRRLL accent on beat Bass Drum Line BASS DRUM SIXTEENTH-NOTE crash cymbal DOUBLE-STROKE ROLL downbeat drum fills Drum Line J=85 drum on beats DRUM SIXTEENTH-NOTE EXERCISE drummer example fills for bar four beats four measures groove Here's hi-hat cymbals idea J J J J J J Joe Morello John Bonham Led Zeppelin left foot LLRRLLRR m m m m m m matched grip metronome mmmmmmmm Nick Brignola note value PARADIDDLE pedal play eighth notes play quarter notes play the bass playing the hi-hat practice R L R L R L READING EXERCISES repeat sign ride cymbal right hand RLR RLR RLR RLRL RLRLR RLRLRLRL RLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL ROCK BEATS RRLLR rudiments series of exercises single-stroke roll snare and bass snare drum sound stroke roll sure to count Tap/Up technique tempo Track traditional grip two-measure unaccented note whole note