The art of bop drumming

Author: John Riley,Dan Thress

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780898988901

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 3602


Presents the essential elements of bop drumming demonstrated through concise exercises and containing ideas to help understand what to play, how to play it and why, as well as a clear explanation of how the drummer functions in a group.

The Erskine Method for Drumset

Author: Peter Erskine

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739035412

Category: Music

Page: 95

View: 8364


Includes drumset basics, the grip, chart reading and interpretation, warm-up exercises and over 300 beats to practise, complete charts to play along with the DVD and tips and instructions for playing fills, comping, soloing, ensemble playing and using brushes. --book cover.

Essential Drum Fills

Author: Peter Erskine

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739052808

Category: Music

Page: 52

View: 6449


Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and /or playing over the years. The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of styles and ensembles, as well as multiple examples, transcriptions and drum charts. A CD with demonstrations, play-alongs and music pdf files is also included.

Drum Solos

The Art of Phrasing

Author: Chief Curator Colin (Frick Collection) Bailey,Colin Bailey

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793591602

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 6211


(Book). This book by Bass Drum Control (06620020) author Colin Bailey is written for drummers with limited experience in playing jazz and the kind of soloing it requires. Colin helps drummers become more comfortable with phrasing drum solos, and teaches stock phrases (licks) around which to build effective solos. The CD features tracks of Colin playing and soloing with guitar and bass, then the same tracks with no drum parts so drummers can play along. Also available by Bailey: Bass Drum Control Solos (06620068).

Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer

Drum Set

Author: Ted Reed

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457412195

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 6526


Voted second on Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books in 1993, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths, dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own examples from it.

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming

Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Author: Kenneth Schweitzer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617036692

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 9173


An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucum'/Santer'a religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By imitating aspects of speech and song, and by metaphorically referencing salient attributes of the deities, batá drummers facilitate the communal praising of orisha in a music ritual known as a toque de santo. In The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming, Kenneth Schweitzer blends musical transcription, musical analysis, interviews, ethnographic descriptions, and observations from his own experience as a ritual drummer to highlight the complex variables at work during a live Lucum' performance. Integral in enabling trance possessions by the orisha, by far the most dramatic expressions of Lucum' faith, batá drummers are also entrusted with controlling the overall ebb and flow of the four- to six-hour toque de santo. During these events, batá drummers combine their knowledge of ritual with an extensive repertoire of rhythms and songs. Musicians focus on the many thematic acts that unfold both concurrently and in quick succession. In addition to creating an emotionally charged environment, playing salute rhythms for the orisha, and supporting the playful song competitions that erupt between singers, batá drummers are equally dedicated to nurturing their own drumming community by creating a variety of opportunities for the musicians to grow artistically and creatively.

Riders on the Storm

My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors

Author: John Densmore

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307429024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1854


Here is the book that Rolling Stone called "the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as a group". From the Trade Paperback edition.

Music and Ceremony at the Court of Charles V

The Capilla Flamenca and the Art of Political Promotion

Author: Mary Tiffany Ferer

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836998

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 2077


Shows how Charles V used music and ritual to reinforce his image and status as the most important and powerful sovereign in Europe.

Bata Drumming

The Instruments, the Rhythms, and the People Who Play Them

Author: Don Skoog

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996226325


Page: 200

View: 5187


Bata Drumming: the Instruments, the Rhythms, and the People Who Play Them is the most comprehensive study of this important Cuban musical tradition, and the first to explore the people who created it, how it developed in Cuba, and where it fits in relation to the other folkloric traditions on the island. Who were the slaves brought to Cuba? What belief systems did they carry with them? How did the various Afro-Cuban religions grow from these systems? What types of music evolved from these religions? What is Santeria, and how do the bata drums function within it? Part One answers these questions. Part Two examines the history of the drums: how they are taught, learned, and played, explaining their role in the ceremony and the structure of the music. These discussions incorporate the latest scholarship as well as the ideas and concepts of respected Cuban and North American bata drummers, resulting in a more complete study of the tradition as it is practiced today. The center piece of Bata Drumming is the Oru Seco, a set of playable, musical transcriptions of twenty-two rhythms dedicated to the Santeria gods. This transcription set accurately notates the rhythms of the Papo Angarica performance style, which is very influential in Havana-style drumming. Bata Drumming is the first book not only to notate the rhythms, but to connect them to the people who preserved and recreated them, "in the unrelenting face of displacement and oppression.""

All Over the World and Other Stories

Author: Warren Ellis,John Cassaday,Laura Depuy,Ali Fuchs,Bill O'Neil

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781840233018

Category: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Page: 156

View: 5213


Their charter is vague, their existence a secret buried under riddles and conspiracies, their sponsor an utter mystery, and their mission as diverse as the universe itself. Who better then to investigate amongst other things theoretical, snowflakes, and lost islands where monsters thrive?

The Tin Drum

Author: Günter Grass

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 067972575X

Category: Fiction

Page: 591

View: 8892


A dwarf drummer found guilty of a crime he did not commit writes his memoirs from a mental hospital in postwar Germany

Johnny V

John Vidacovich of New Orleans on the Drums and on the Cymbals

Author: David Lasocki

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544171517


Page: 254

View: 9857


The drummer (and cymbalist) John Vidacovich, familiarly known as Johnny V, the winner of a lifetime achievement award from OffBeat magazine, has made an enormous impact on the music of his native New Orleans over the last fifty-plus years. Whether as a founding member of Astral Project, the leader of his own jazz or funk groups, or a sideman in numerous styles of popular music, Johnny has followed intensely in the distinguished tradition of Big Easy percussionists. And like other great performers, he has developed his own, inimitable style within the tradition. Although Johnny has been interviewed by the press for decades, nothing like a full-length study of his life and work has ever been made. The present book fills that void with biography, photographs, commentary on his recordings, improvisations on his teaching, and a visit to his poetry and comedy, not to mention a detailed discography and bibliography.

Alfred's Drum Method

Author: Dave Black,Sandy Feldstein

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739036365

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 2522


A step-by-step instructional method designed to guide and motivate beginning-level snare drummers. Includes 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. Provides how-to knowledge regarding drum care, drum tuning, plus stick and drum head selection.

The Judge of God

Author: Gary Martin

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310712793

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7387


Branan learns how his physical strength, inherited from his father Samson, may have been given to him for a purpose.

Stick Control

For the Snare Drummer

Author: George Lawrence Stone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607965794

Category: Reference

Page: 54

View: 8670


George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named the book one of the top 25 books of all-time. In the words of the author, it is the ideal book for improving: control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution and muscular coordination, with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced-level rhythms, moving through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: N.A

View: 3935


The New Breed

Author: Gary Chester

Publisher: Modern Drummer

ISBN: 9780881887495

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 8616


Gary Chester was one of the busiest studio drummers of the '60s and '70s and played on hundreds of hit records. His systems have been used and endorsed by drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Danny Gottlieb, and Dave Weckl. This is not just another drum book, but rather a system that will help you develop the skills needed to master today's studio requirements. By working with this book, you'll improve your reading, concentraton, coordination, right and left-hand lead, and awareness of the click.