for: Drum kit
Music lesson book, DVD, CD-Rom
|Scope||274 pages; 23 × 30.5 cm|
|Producer No.||AMA 610454E|
A comprehensive drum book that has moved with the times and follows the trends! With more than 800 practical grooves and fills for drumming in all popular music styles, including rock, funk, blues, country, soul, disco, reggae, rock'n'roll, fusion, grunge and punk as well as more modern styles such as drum'n' bass, jungle and hip hop - written and recorded by John Trotter, the "working drummer", who has been successful live and in the studio for over thirty years across all areas of the music industry.
This music book for percussionists expands the knowledge and trains to be a really good drummer, who also knows the styles and backgrounds of music and its legendary musicians. "The Working Drummer" shows practical, realistic and relevant ways to practice efficiently, which are easily explained with the help of listed charts, the accompanying CD and DVD. Practically every example can be found on the enclosed CD, as the possibility to see and hear the grooves and fills is indispensable for the learning process.
The enclosed DVD contains video clips showing John Trotter and his band on different shots that frame the book production. Through more effective practice using two additional media, the development of new grooves and appealing stylistic elements is faster and leads to a broad repertoire that can be used in every situation!
"The Working Drummer" teaches from the basics (stick posture/grip) and notation theory (time signature, note and pause values, dynamics) that can be learned in simple exercises, to rudiments, the basic beat/embroidery patterns that are commonly used as snare drum exercises and increase coordination, speed and endurance, to rock grooves, hi-hat variations, 12/8 blues, shuffles, swing and much more! Efficient tips for studio playing, session drumming and solo playing complete the path to becoming a "working drummer"!