Traps – The Drum Wonder: The Life of Buddy Rich Hardcover

Traps - The Drum Wonder: The Life of Buddy Rich Hardcover
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(Book). Now back in print, this bestseller by Mel Torme is a brilliant biography of his friend of forty years, Buddy Rich, who was one of the most famous drummers of the Swing Era, having starred in the Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey bands. His career started when he was two years old in his parents’ Vaudeville act, and by the time he was four he was the highest paid child performer in the world. The Buddy Rich story is a fascinating one, as much for what it says about the world of American music and entertainment as for the….

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Mel Bay Drummer's Cookbook

Mel Bay Drummer's Cookbook
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Take your creativity to another level with this book! Rock music is, or should be, a form of personal expression. This text was written to encourage and develop the drummer’s ability to create and develop his own ideas from a solid foundation. This is one in a series of books that deals with one of the most important aspects of rock drumming that of rhythmic improvisation. Topics covered in this book are: The Rock Feeling, The Variations and Development of a Basic Figure, Rhythmic Improvisation, Solos, and Cymbal Variations with the Right Hand. A CD is also included.

Gene Krupa Drum Method

Gene Krupa Drum Method
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This method features transcriptions from the video Gene Krupa: Jazz Legend. The first section of the book presents Krupa’s drum method which combines individual snare drum techniques with basic drumset applications. The second section contains transcriptions of Krupa’s performances from the video.

The Drum Recording Handbook: Music Pro Guides

The Drum Recording Handbook: Music Pro Guides (Hal Leonard Music Pro Guides)
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(Technical Reference). Recording acoustic drums is one of the toughest challenges faced by every audio engineer. In The Drum Recording Handbook , mega-selling pro audio author Bobby Owsinski and in-demand recording engineer Dennis Moody reveal amazing secrets to getting outstanding drum track recordings every time, from every session. Interviews include Bernie Dresel, Ricky Lawson, Brian MacLeod,and Dave Weckl. You’ll learn: * How to tune drums for the studio the right way, everyI time * Mic techniques for every kind of recording session, large or small * The right way to mix your drum tracks for all kinds of music genres….

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The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary As Taught by Alan Dawson

The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary As Taught by Alan Dawson: Book & 2 CDs
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Alan Dawson was a legendary drummer and educator, known for his work with the top artists in jazz as well as for his 18-year association with Berklee College of Music. This new text and CD combination was put together by John Ramsay, a prominent drummer in his own right and a former student of Dawson’s. The book contains all the important techniques and concepts that Alan Dawson embraced in his own playing and subsequently taught to his students. The two CDs include some remastered audio examples from actual lessons taught by Dawson himself over the years. This is a highly….

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Beyond the Backbeat: from Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin (Music : Drum Set)

Beyond the Backbeat: from Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin (Berklee Press Workshop)
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(Berklee Guide). Learn how to take any basic rock/funk drum beat and morph it into jazz and world music feels. Improve your chops, expand your versatility, and develop your own style. The accompanying CD features over 90 play-along tracks to test out your morphing techniques as you groove with a Berklee band in all contemporary styles.

Contemporary Jazz Styles for the Drums Bk. and CD (The Collective: Contemporary Styles)

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ STYLES FOR DRUMS BOOK/CD  DRUMMERS  COLLECTIVE BOOKS (The Collective: Contemporary Styles)
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(Percussion). Peter Retzlaff and Ian Froman provide an overview of jazz playing from early small-group jazz right up through post-bop and ECM styles. Retzlaff’s section contains a complete approach to ride cymbal playing, ideas for handling turnarounds, and a section on brushes, while Froman tackles approaches to modern jazz timekeeping. Included are extensive exercises in 3/4 time (an area overlooked by most jazz books). Explanatory audio examples are included, as well as play-along tracks.

Music Minus One Drums: Traditional Jazz Series: The Condon Gang–The Chicago & New York Jazz Scene

The Condon Gang: The Chicago and New York Jazz Scene: Music Minus One Drums Deluxe 2-CD Set
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(Music Minus One). From the 1920s to the 1950s, the great Eddie Condon and his band created a truly unique style of traditional jazz, characterized by a succession of instrumental solos and abrupt transitions of dynamics; the result was one which reverberates to this day in the world of jazz music. Now you can participate in this incredible style and the sophisticated music of the Condon Gang with this fabulous all-digital MMO release. Includes a stellar lineup of professionals giving you guidance and a fabulous ensemble with which to perform! Contains a custom-engraved music score featuring drum charts with drum….

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Ultimate Play-Along Drum Trax Billy Cobham Conundrum (Book & 2 CDs)

Ultimate Play-Along Drum Trax Billy Cobham Conundrum: Jam with Six Revolutionary Billy Cobham Charts, Book & 2 CDs
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Each book in the Ultimate Play-Along series features the finest professionally recorded tracks, complete transcriptions, detailed explanations, and performance notes. Each song has demonstration tracks that can be used for learning and practice and then turned off to allow playing parts along with the CD. Solos are fully demonstrated and explained. This play-along package features six classic selections from Spectrum, an album portraying Billy Cobham’s timeless blend of deep funk and hard-rock grooves that pack as much improvisation as they do power. Guided by performance notes throughout, the musician/student can play along, in essence filling in for any key member….

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