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Alfred Music Publishing Releases Drummer's Guide to Odd Time Signatures

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, June 14, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, is excited to release Drummer’s Guide to Odd Time Signatures, by Rick Landwehr.

More and more popular musical artists today use odd time signatures to give their music a unique sound. This practice goes back to the 1960s, with Dave Brubeck and The Beatles, and continued with artists like King Crimson, Rush, Sting, Metallica, Tool, and Radiohead. To many musicians, these meters are complex and mysterious. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Odd time signatures should be easy to understand, as they are simply meters with an odd number of beats to the bar. The Drummer’s Guide to Odd Time Signatures will help you understand how to hear and feel these meters and to use them in a variety of musical situations and genres. Take your drumming to the next level, and master the art of playing in odd time signatures! A CD demonstrating the musical examples in the book is included.

Drummer’s Guide to Odd Time Signatures is now available as a book and CD set for $19.99. Pick up your copy today at a local music retail store, or buy it online at alfred.com/drums.