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The Couch Potato Workout Drum Technique Book Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, November 21, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher to thousands of popular artists, releases The Couch Potato Drum Workout, the fun, straightforward, no-frills approach to building drum technique while relaxing on the couch.

Perfect for drummers of all levels and styles, The Couch Potato Drum Workout introduces a unique way to develop power, speed, and endurance by pairing relaxation time with efficient and productive lessons. Exercises include paradiddles, single strokes, multiple strokes, flams, accents, triplets, and much more. The book also includes tips for practicing in front of the TV, as well as one-handed exercises so changing the channel doesn’t interfere.

Author Pete Sweeney introduces the book with tips on practice posture, hand technique, basic terminology, and drum notation. Detailed explanations throughout the lessons in the book make it easy to self-teach. Helpful diagrams and photos depict proper technique, and offer creative ways to practice on the couch.

The National Guitar Workshop is dedicated to bringing the best in music education to guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, and vocalists regardless of style of music or level of ability. Their highly developed courses and supportive learning environment foster meaningful experiences through music education.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

The Couch Potato Drum Workout (00-38806) is now available for $9.99 at music retail stores and at