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.

Miles Davis, Miles Smiles, and the Invention of Post Bop

Miles Davis, Miles Smiles, and the Invention of Post Bop

Focusing on one of the legendary musicians in jazz, this book examines Miles Davis's often overlooked music of the mid-1960s with a close examination of the evolution of a new style: post bop. Jeremy Yudkin traces Davis's life and work during a period when the trumpeter was struggling with personal and musical challenges only to emerge once again as the artistic leader of his generation. A major force in post-war American jazz, Miles Davis was a pioneer of cool jazz, hard bop, and modal jazz in a variety of small group formats. The formation in the mid-1960s of the Second Quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams was vital to the invention of the new post bop style. Yudkin illustrates and precisely defines this style with an analysis of the 1966 classic Miles Smiles.

Drumset Essentials

Drumset Essentials

Learn from the master! Drumset Essentials, Volume 2. World-famous performer and educator Peter Erskine takes you step-by-step through fundamental concepts, techniques and exercises that will greatly improve your drumming.

Contemporary jazz styles for the drums

Contemporary jazz styles for the drums

Miscellaneous Percussion Music - Mixed Levels

The Erskine Method for Drumset

The Erskine Method for Drumset

Includes drumset basics, the grip, chart reading and interpretation, warm-up exercises and over 300 beats to practise, complete charts to play along with the DVD and tips and instructions for playing fills, comping, soloing, ensemble playing and using brushes. --book cover.

Bidirectional Contemporary Jazz Improvisation for All Instruments

Bidirectional Contemporary Jazz Improvisation for All Instruments

This book is a summary of exercises and jazz improvisation lines designed to improve contemporary jazz style techniques. The book is divided in scale, arpeggios, chromatic exercises and jazz lines phrases from Brecker, Berg, Mintzer, Coltrane, Henderson, etc. These exercises should be transposed to all twelve (12) tones, so we can achieve perfect coordination. Major, minor and dominant chords, extended to their highest level, scale wise, arpeggios and chromatic passages. There are none signature centers, so all these exercises will be worked accidentally. This project is an extension of my last five books of improvisation: * Improvise Now * 240 Chromatic Exercises + 1165 Jazz Lines Phrases * Herbie Hancock The Blue Note Years * John Coltrane & Michael Brecker Legacy * Chris Potter Jazz Styles

State of The Art Postbop Intervalic Jazz Improvisation Exercises and Lines Phrases

State of The Art Postbop Intervalic Jazz Improvisation Exercises and Lines Phrases

This book is a summary of both exercises and improvisation lines designed to enhance Intervalic Improvisation. The book covers scales, arpeggios, chromatic exercises and jazz line phrases from transcribed solos. These exercises should be transposed to all twelve (12) tones in order to achieve perfect coordination. Major, minor and dominant chords, extended to their highest level, scale wise, arpeggios and chromatic passages. There are none signature centers, therefore, all these exercises will be written accidental way. This project is an extension of a 6 chapter collection on improvisation by the same author: * Improvise Now * 240 Chromatic Exercises + 1165 Jazz Lines Phrases * Herbie Hancock. The Blue Note Years * John Coltrane & Michael Brecker Legacy * Chris Potter Jazz Styles * Bidirectional Contemporary Jazz Improvisation * New Conception for Linear & Intervalic Jazz Improvisation

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.

The Jazz Book

From Ragtime to the 21st Century

The Jazz Book

A revised and expanded edition of an interpretive history incorporates examinations of leading artists and styles since 1992 as well as additional coverage of such subjects as John Zorn, non-western instruments, and the role of the avant-garde in tradition. Simultaneous.