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ROB RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING BOOKS

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The Unreel Drum Book

The Unreel Drum Book

The Unreel Drum book

A thorough examination of the style and technique of ‘The Drummer’s Drummer’, Vinnie Colaiuta, with music from Randy Waldman.

The New Breed I and II

The New Breed I and II

The New Breed

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.In this book, Gary Chester will help you to improve your Reading, Concentration, Coordination, Right and left-hand lead, Awareness of the click

The Art of Bop Drumming

The Art of Bop Drumming

The Art of Bop Drumming

The definitive book on bop drumming — a style that is both the turning point and the cornerstone of contemporary music’s development. This comprehensive book and audio presentation covers time playing, comping, soloing, brushes, more jazz essentials, and charts in an entertaining mix of text, music, and pertinent quotes

Rhythmic Illusions

Rhythmic Illusions

Rhythmic Illusions

Created for drumset players who find themselves in a creative rut, this book and audio package easily breaks down the mystery behind subdivisions, rhythmic modulation, rhythmic scales and beat displacement. The author makes the transition from mathematics to musicality with an easy and systematic approach.

Master Studies

Master Studies

Master Studies

This is the book on hand development and drumstick control. Master Studies focuses on these important aspects: accent studies, buzz-roll exercises, single and double-stroke patterns, control studies, flam patterns, dynamic development, endurance studies

Louis Bellson Drum Method

Louis Bellson Drum Method

Louis Bellson Drum Method

Bellson’s approach to snare drum is now available in this complete, revised method originally published by Big Three. A step-by-step approach in two parts: Part 1 covers the rhythms of all basic time signatures, and Part 2 presents the learning and practical application of snare drum rudiments.

Give The Drummers Some

Give The Drummers Some

Give The Drummers Some

The story of the rhythmic revolution of R&B, funk, and soul, as told by the drummers themselves. Includes interviews, discographies, rare photos, transcriptions, and an accompanying CD with over 90 drum set rhythms. The drummers include Earl Palmer, John “Jabo” Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, Jimmy Madison, Roger Hawkins, James Gadson, Al Jackson, Jr., Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Greg Errico, Andy Newmark, Maurice White, David Garibaldi, and Mike Clark.

Dave Weckl Back to Basics

Dave Weckl Back to Basics

Dave Weckl – Back to Basics

Back to Basics features transcriptions and accompanying text derived from Dave’s video of the same name. Topics include hand technique, stroke exercises, brushes, foot technique, coordinated independence, cymbal approaches, and three solo transcriptions.

Buddy Rich Sanre Drum Rudiments

Buddy Rich Sanre Drum Rudiments

Buddy Rich’s Snare Drum Rudiments

This method is the result of the Rich/Adler partnership, containing all the fundamentals material needed for an instructive drum method. In addition to the elementary principles of music, there are 83 lessons of exercises and rudiments, 21 reading exercises, 10 exercises employing rudiments, 46 six advanced rhythmic studies and a list of most frequently used musical terms. All the material has been carefully graded as to difficulty.

Beyond Bop Drumming

Beyond Bop Drumming

Beyond Bop Drumming

Beyond Bop Drumming is John Riley’s exciting follow-up to the critically acclaimed Art of Bop Drumming. Based on the drumming advancements of the post-bop period of the 1960s, the book and audio topics include: broken time playing, ride-cymbal variations, up-tempo unison ideas, implied time metric modulation, solo ideas, solo analysis, complete transcriptions, and play-along tunes.

Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer

Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer

Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer

The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the “”Father of Jazz Independence,”” has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer’s library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, and speed and endurance on the drumset. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim’s teaching techniques like no other.