On the Beaten Path, Progressive Rock: The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It

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Alfred Music Publishing, Oct 1, 2008 - Music - 104 pages
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This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of the progressive rock genre, and explores a dozen legendary drummers that had the most impact on the style. The book will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 36 famous beats and solos from songs by Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta, Tool, Dream Theater, Rush, Frank Zappa, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and others. Amazing photos are included, as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

*****Drummers:
* Barriemore Barlow
* Terry Bozzio
* Bill Bruford
* Danny Carey
* Vinnie Colaiuta
* Phil Collins
* Michael Giles
* Gavin Harrison
* Carl Palmer
* Neil Peart
* Mike Portnoy
* Jon Theodore
* . . . and more!

On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock is a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!, and voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll!

"Capturing the essence of prog drumming in an educational book isn't easy, but Lackowski does a fine job. Lackowski proves himself a true aficionado and a trusted source. Four stars!"
- Modern Drummer magazine

"This is where Lackowski shines! He has a gift that enables him to break down the core elements of a musical piece and translate those ideas into easily understandable written notation. On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock is a must for anybody who wants to get on the inside track to understanding their heroes."
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
4
Gavin Harrison Porcupine Tree
12
Jon Theodore The Mars Volta
20
Danny Carey Tool
26
Mike Portnoy Dream Theater
34
Neil Peart Rush
40
Barriemore Barlow Jethro lull
48
Vinnie Colaiuta Frank Zappa
58
Terry Bozzio Frank Zappa U K
66
Carl Palmer Emerson Lake Palmer
74
Phil Collins Genesis
82
Bill Bruford Yes King Crimson U K
88
Michael Giles King Crimson
96
Other Progressive Rock Drummers
102
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