The Everything Rock Drums Book with CD: From Basic Rock Beats and Syncopation to Fills and Drum Solos - All You Need to Perform Like a Pro

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Everything Books, Jan 17, 2009 - Music - 288 pages
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This title is a straightforward, step-by-step interactive book and CD package. Drummers will find everything they need to know about rock drumming - including beats, licks, fills, solos, and the artists behind the music. Complete with an introduction to rock history spanning 1950 to the present, this book includes profiles of drum innovators, along with musical simulations of their individual styles. This easy-to-use guide also includes professional tips on, reading music, stick control, buying the right equipment, playing professional-sounding grooves, getting (and keeping) gigs, and more. With interactive exercises, professional audio examples, and practice charts, drummer Eric Starr provides a complete master drumming class that will have readers playing like rock stars in no time!
 

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Contents

History of Rock Music
1
Reading Music
13
Snare Drum Technique
29
The Drum Set
43
Rock 101
55
Intermediate Rock Grooves
67
Sophisticated Rock Grooves
83
Filling Around the Kit
97
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
175
Neil Peart and Drum Composition
189
Progressive Rock
203
Stewart Copeland and Rock Hybrids
217
JazzRock and a New Breed of Drummers
231
Concepts for Success
245
Equipment Guide
255
Essential Recordings Books and FilmsDVDs
264

Fancy Fills
113
Drum Solos
127
Funky Drumming
145
1960s Innovators
161
Essential Websites
267
Index
269
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About the author (2009)

Eric Starr (New York, NY) is an accomplished composer, drummer, pianist, and recording artist who has been playing music for more than twenty years. A three-time recipient of the prestigious Meet the Composer Grant, he has played sold-out shows at Lincoln Center. Mr. Starr composed chamber music for NYC productions of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth. In addition to having worked as a music journalist and a playwright, he is the author of The Everything® Drums Book, The Everything® Rock and Blues Piano Book, and The Everything® Bass Guitar Book.

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