LOS ANGELES, CA- June 3, 2009
An ideal book for private lessons, small group instruction or percussion ensemble rehearsals, A Percussionist’s Guide to Check Patterns focuses on mastering the essential basics of reading and controlling one-beat rhythmic patterns. It provides a systematic approach to sticking duple- and triplet-based rhythms that all beginning to advanced percussionists encounter in everyday music. All musical examples are written for non-pitched percussion, keyboards and drumset, and the step-by-step presentation is guaranteed to improve syncopation control and coordination. The book includes a CD for rehearsal and individual practice, with suggestions for use and tempo references in the beginning, intermediate and advanced range on page four. Also included is a Vic Firth Check Patterns Poster.
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