This exciting book is extremely useful in providing the drummer with the fundamental skills to perform in a studio orchestra, big band, show band or small combo. It includes concepts, ideas and philosophies concerning how to play musically with any type of ensemble. Ideally, this book will prepare the drummer for most reading situations. Written by drumset master Steve Houghton who is well known as an instructor, performer and recording artist and from his numerous clinics as a staff clinician for Yamaha Drums. This comphrensive book comes with plastic covered wire binding so the book lays flat while you play along with the written examples.
By Antoon Aukes • Forward by Dr. John
Classic New Orleans Rhythms Transcribed for Today’s Musicians!A very unique book that explains the classic rhythms from the city where jazz and rock & roll drumming was born...New Orleans! This comprehensive text is written by well-known drummer and researcher Antoon Aukes. The Second Line book comes with a demonstration CD containing over eighty recorded examples. These recorded examples are easily referenced by track number appearing above each printed example within this handy new text. The recordings and exercises include techniques in early jazz, rhythm and blues, Mardi Gras Indians, funk and brass bands (both traditional and modern), in short...all a modern musician needs to know about these New Orleans drum essentials. The book is also filled with historical photos and quotes from many of the musicians who pioneered this great music.
Tommy Igoe, Drum Set
On this DVD drummer Tommy Igoe demonstrates 47 of todays most popular drum patterns. Includes performances with a rhythm track played by some of New York's top players. This unique feature lets the student hear what each groove sounds and feels like with real music played by real musicians, As a Special bonus, the DVD includes a free Groove Essentials Wall Poster, which contains fully-notated examples of every one of the 47 grooves on the DVD! THE BEST DRUM SET INSTRUCTION DVD EVER! 220 Minutes.
Jeff Porcaro & Friends
Famed Toto and Steely Dan drummer, Jeff Porcaro describes his approaches to straight time, triplet and shuffle feels and latin grooves along with a host of personal tips. Includes a Master Sessions booklet with fully notated examples from the DVD. Very Highly Recommended!
Phil Collins, Dennis Chamers & Steve Smith & The Buddy Rich Big Band
A DVD of a wonderful tribute concert featuring Phil Collins, Dennis Chambers and Steve Smith along with many of Buddy's former Band members. Also includes rehearsal footage, interviews and three vintage film clips of Buddy Rich. Includes new material that was not on the previous VHS Video version! Should be in all Buddy Rich fans collection!
Here's an outstanding book that teaches the basics of drum set playing within the jazz ensemble. It's of particular value to directors who are not themselves drummers. Dave carefully explains how to set up and tune the set and takes the student through three basic styles: swing, latin and rock-funk, starting with very basic patterns and gradually adding elements as the player develops. The accompanying CD lets the student hear all of the exercises before playing them. This approach greatly speeds up the learning process. The CD also includes four full-length jazz charts and lets the student follow the printed drum part along with the recording. Various fills and patterns that occur in these charts are discussed and demonstrated.
Sam Pilafian & Pat Sheridan,Tubas, Joe Garcia & Dom Moio,Percussion
2 great Tubaists +2 tasteful Latin percussionists make for great listening... Remarkable arrangements that show off these outstanding artists performing well known and beloved music... This CD is a must hear for all serious Tubaists and Percussionists! VERY COOL!
Roberto Quintero, Congas
Learn the secrets of playing congas in modern Latin music. Includes full band demos featuring the hottest players in Latin music as well as demonstrations of tumbao patterns, cutting edge techiniques, and strokes and playing techniques for two and three congas. DVD includes both English and Spanish versions.
Ricardo Monzon, Percussion
Learn how to play and practice the classic rhythms of the Afro-Cuban style on Claves, congas, timbale, bongos, and guiro as demonstrated by Berklee professor, Ricardo Monzon. A great teaching DVD. 55 minutes.