Drummer's Cookbook (Book + Online Audio)
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 rhythmic improvisation, one of the most important aspects of rock drumming. 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. Recording by Frank Briggs. Includes access to online audio.
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I. The Rock Feeling: An explanation of some of the different "feels" or "grooves" used in rock featuring exercises showing three basic high hat patterns and their relationship to the overall feeling of a rhythm.
II. The Variations and Development of a Basic Figure: A method of obtaining variations from a basic figure by
A. Changing the tonal structure of a figure
III. Rhythmic Improvisation: A study of the concept of improvising rhythmically. Beginning with a basic rhythmic structure and proceeding in a manner similar to melodic improvisation.
B. Changing the rhythmic structure of a figure
A. Chapter One- Variations of a basic beat, containing a series of eight, 8-bar solos derived from the exercises in this chapter.
B. Chapter Two- Variations of a basic beat, again with a series of eight, 8-bar solos built from the exercises in this chapter.
C. Cymbal Variations with the Right Hand Offers a few exercises demonstrating the technique of varying the rhythm of the right hand, integrating it into the overall rhythm.
Book + Online Audio
Squareback Saddle Stitched
8.75 x 11.75
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