The Essential Reference for the Working Drummer. Become a more versatile drumset player! From traditional Dixieland to cutting-edge hip-hop, Instant Guide to Drum Grooves is a handy source featuring 100 patterns that will prepare working drummers for the stylistic variety of modern gigs. This book is also valuable for anyone preparing a drumset audition for a college music program or professional band.
The book includes essential beats and grooves in such styles as: jazz, shuffle, country, rock, funk, New Orleans, reggae, calypso, Brazilian and Latin. Every pattern is demonstrated on the accompanying CD so that one can absorb the proper feel and nuances that make these grooves come alive. Recommendations of popular recordings that tie in with the examples can be found throughout the book.