Big Band Drumming at First Sight (Book & CD)

Big Band Drumming at First Sight: Book & CD
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With Big Band Drumming at First Sight, Steve Fidyk offers a comprehensive approach to improve sight-reading skills in a big band setting. With advice on how to accompany different musical forms and playing styles, Fidyk gives detailed information that will strengthen your ability to recognize band figures and beat patterns quickly and easily. The companion play-along MP3 CD features 10 arrangements of varying styles with beat and figure examples extracted from each score that are looped or repeated several times for thorough study. Big Band Drumming at First Sight will be an invaluable tool in helping you to become a….

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Big Band: Drum Play-Along Volume 9

Big Band: Drum Play-Along Volume 9
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Play your favorite songs quickly and easily with the Drum Play-Along series. Just follow the drum notation, listen to the CD to hear how the drums should sound, then play along using the separate backing tracks. The lyrics are also included for quick reference. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch! Songs: I’ve Got You Under My Skin * In a Mellow Tone * In the Mood * It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)….

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Contemporary Drumset Phrasing: Creative Grooves and Fills for Funk, Fusion, Jazz and More (Book & CD)

Contemporary Drumset Phrasing: Creative Grooves and Fills for Funk, Fusion, Jazz and More
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(Drum Instruction). In this book and CD package, Frank Katz demonstrates a variety of grooves and fills for use in funk, fusion, rock and R&B. Styles such as hip hop, jazz, Latin and Caribbean music are also represented. Many examples show how various patterns can be put together in limitless combinations to satisfy the needs of any drummer. As a special bonus, excerpts from several tunes are included, showing how various patterns can work within complete musical contexts.

Creative Timekeeping for the Contemporary Jazz Drummer

CREATIVE TIMEKEEPING         FOR THE CONTEMPORARY JAZZ    DRUMMER
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(Percussion). Combining a variety of jazz ride cymbal patterns with coordination and reading exercises, Creative Timekeeping develops true independence: the ability to play any rhythm on the ride cymbal while playing any rhythm on the snare and bass drums. It provides a variety of jazz ride cymbal patterns as well as coordination and reading exercises that can be played along with them. Five chapters: Ride Cymbal Patterns; Coordination Patterns and Reading; Combination Patterns and Reading; Applications; and Cymbal Reading.