The Drummer's Guide to Loop-based Music: The Essential Reference for Techno Drum Styles

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Music - 99 pages
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(Reference). This cutting-edge book/CD set introduces acoustic and electronic drummers to the art of performing and creating loop-based music styles. It covers the history and basics of a variety of techno styles including Jungle/Drum'n'Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Trip-Hop, 2-Step, Acid Jazz and Ambient, and is illustrated with sound files as well as notated examples of beats and grooves. The book also includes interviews with prominent techno drummers and provides information about creating breakbeats, using music software to transcribe drum grooves, acoustic drum triggering, using MIDI, and the author's DJ Drummer concept. In addition, the enhanced CD includes a demo version of Sonic Foundry's ACID.
 

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Contents

TECHNO STYLES
1
Defining and Identifying Techno Styles
4
Electronica
6
JungleDrumnBass
7
JungleDrumnBass Subgenres
9
The Bristol DrumnBass Sound
10
2Step
11
BigbeatLeftfieldFunky Breaks
12
INTERVIEWS
45
Yuvall Gabay
48
Roy Futureman Wooten
52
JoJo Mayer
57
GEAR
65
The VWave and VFX Series
66
Distortion HiHats
67
Alternate Tunings and Tricks
68

Acid Jazz
13
Illbient
14
HouseProgressive House
15
Swizz Beats
16
Minimal TechnoProgressive Techno
17
Detroit Techno
18
Trance
19
Groove Fundamentals
20
JungleDrumnBass
22
DJ Drummer Grooves
33
2Step Beats
34
Electro Breakbeats
36
Big Beat
39
HipHop
41
Playing Along With Loops
42
Soloing Over Techno Loops
43
Practicing with Groove Boxes
69
The DJ Drummer Concept
70
Acoustic Drum Triggering
76
Setting up the Triggers and Drum Module
79
Programming the Brain
80
Using MIDI Modules
82
Digital Samplers
83
The Role of Personal Computers
84
Digital Storage Media
86
Using Sample CD Libraries
87
Interactive Music on the Web
88
APPENDIX
89
Internet Links
94
Resources
96
Copyright

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