Release on 1992-06-01 | by Steve Houghton,Tom Warrington
Author: Steve Houghton,Tom Warrington
Pubpsher: Alfred Music Publishing
Essential Styles, Books 1 and 2 are two innovative book and play-along CD (or cassette) packages that teach 50 essential grooves from today's jazz and popular styles. The books include written-out charts of each selection and performance tips for both drums and bass. All of the grooves have been recorded with a rhythm section and woodwinds, with drums mixed on the left channel and bass on the right, so either instrument may be dialed out. In addition, many of the tracks contain open choruses of comping so any instrument can practice playing solos! Essential Styles emphasizes the most important aspects of solid group playing; locking-in between the drummer and bassist, providing a strong rhythmic foundation and creating an authentic feel for whatever the style demands.
15 Duets That Correlate with Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1
Author: Sandy Feldstein,Dave Black
Pubpsher: Alfred Music
Fifteen lively duets for beginning snare drummers that will supplement and reinforce any drum method. Correlating page by page with Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1, by Sandy Feldstein and Dave Black, each duet incorporates newly learned rudiments and snare drum techniques in a fun-to-play context!
This book has everything you need to know to get started, including beats and fills in all contemporary styles like jazz, rock, metal, country and Latin. Technique builders and daily workouts with practice tips improve your playing step-by-step, and your skills develop quickly when you play along to the tunes on the CD. 92 pages.
Bass Drum Essentials for the Drumset is a unique book exploring bass drum technique and its usage in a variety of musical styles. All of the strengthening exercises, combination studies and coordination studies may also be applied to the double bass drum as well. The enclosed CD contains many examples of the beats and musical excerpts, as well as play-along tracks and tempo tracks, providing a musical framework for students to input their own ideas. Get off on the right foot with Bass Drum Essentials for the Drumset!
Mastering the Bass is a thorough method for both electric and upright bass designed to guide bassists to mastery. It begins with building strong time and rhythmic skills, a firm foundation upon which all bass playing must be rooted. Following this, students learn a wide range of grooves and practice reading all styles of music: Blues, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Fusion (including odd meters), Jazz, Latin, Baroque, Classical and more. Ear training incorporated into the method improves the students' listening skills, teaching students to hear chord progressions, melodies and rhythms. Theory lessons help students understand how the bass functions in music. Students also study improvisation of both bass parts and solos on chord changes, articulation (finger and bowing technique), performance goals, visualization, and more. Each volume moves logically to the next level Even seasoned players can fill holes in their technique by going through the method from Book I and moving on to greater technique as well as a deeper understanding in later volumes.Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc.