How to Play Drums: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Drums

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Macmillan, Apr 19, 2002 - Music - 112 pages
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How to Play Drums offers an effective and enjoyable way to learn to play one of the oldest and most popular musical instruments. With easy-to-follow instructions and fun practice exercises, How to Play Drums will help students to develop excellent drumming techniques.

How to Play Drums covers all the basics, including:

Setting up the drum kit

Using a practice pad

Understanding notation

Mastering the rudiments of rhythm

Mastering the tambourine, claves, conga drums, and many other Latin American and hand-held percussion instruments

Playing the timpani and other orchestral drums
 

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Contents

Elementary Principles of Music Notation
8
The Drum Kit
12
The Bass Drum
16
Tom Toms
20
Cymbals
23
Hardware
25
Setting Up and Playing Your Drum Outfit
26
Drum Outfits in the Recording or TV Studio
27
Afuche
72
Cuica
73
Timbales
74
Vibra Slap
76
Cabasa
77
Cowbells
78
Maracas
79
Shaker
80

Drumming Techniques
30
The Rudiments
32
The Next Step
42
The Percussion Instruments of the LatinAmerican Orchestra
65
Claves
67
Triangle
68
Guiro
70
Tamborim
71
Agogo Bells
81
Bongos
82
Conga Drums
83
Other Handheld Instruments
84
How to play Orchestral Percussion
85
Orchestral Timpani
86
Xylophone Glockenspiel Marimba Vibraphone Tubular Bells
96
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About the author (2002)

James Blades and Johnny Dean are both professional drummers who have been playing and teaching for many years. They live in England.

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