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Alfred Music Publishing Releases Complete Method on Blues Drumming

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, July 16, 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 The Total Blues Drummer, by Scott Bihlman.

The Total Blues Drummer is a complete journey through the diverse world of blues drumming. It covers many of the styles that make blues drumming so rewarding—from the blues sounds of Chicago, Memphis, and Texas to funky blues, jazz blues, and blues-rock. You'll learn drumbeats in the vein of famous artists like Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, and ZZ Top.

Beginning and intermediate players will find all the tools they need to become great drummers, while more advanced players will find a fresh perspective and expert tips on the art of blues drumming. Using the book you’ll start with basic blues beats, and end up playing linear "supergrooves" that will help secure your status as a bona fide blues master. The included CD features a full blues band demonstrating the examples in the book.

The Total Blues Drummer is now available as a book and CD set for $19.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at