Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Drums (2nd Edition)
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!
By Patrick Wilson
Item: 00-41484
UPC: 038081463612
ISBN 10: 0739099027
ISBN 13: 9780739099025
PRICE: $19.99
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
Learn to play the drums and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with a newly revised edition of this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various drum types and the sounds they create, playing basics, proper drumstick grips, and getting acquainted with standard drum notation. You will then move right along to playing different lines with different tempos, rhythms, and grooves---all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical and drum notation. You will learn to play beats and fills in an array of musical styles, including rock, country, jazz and Latin. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play in a band and read standard drum music.
The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Technique builders
* Daily workouts to improve your playing
* Practice tips
* Hints on purchasing equipment, tuning and sound modification, drum set maintenance
* Plus much more.
Mini Music Lesson: First and Second Endings
Hi-Hat Technique
Learning from the Book
How to Read Music
Mini Music Lesson: Symbols for Sounds--Notes, Symbols for Silence--Rests
The Framework
Polka; Waltz; Mexican Hat Dance; Charleston
Cancan; Hora; Irish Jig; Two-Step; Bunny Hop/ "Hokie-Pokie"
Part V: Odds & Ends
Keeping Your Equipment in Shape
More Sixteenths
Dotted Rhythms
Mini Music Lesson: Dotted Rhythms--Waking Up the Music
Digging In!
Keeping Time
Mini Music Lesson: Phrases
Easy Does It
Mini Music Lesson: One-Bar Repeat Sign
Sitting In: Waltz; "Train" Rhythm; Rock
Up Tempo
Blues; Dixieland
Note & Rest Review
Part II: Learning the Basics
Other Useful Alfred Drumset & Percussion Publications
The Lines & Spaces--Where Instruments Are Indicated
Using Your Feet
Where to Play
Tuning, Drumheads
Being Your Own Teacher
Where to Go from Here
Rolllin' Over
Technique Builder #4: Introduction to the Multiple-Bounce Roll
Mini Music Lesson: Pick-Ups
Technique Builder #5
More Triplets
Fills Using Special Techniques
Part IV: Playing Beats & Fills
Practicing This Section
Reggae (Ska)
Get into the Groove
Rockin', Reelin', Readin' and Repeatin'
Mini Music Lesson: The Repeat Sign
Mixin' It Up
Stick to It!
Technique Builder #2
Crazy Eighths
Mini Music Lesson: Flags and Beams
More Eighths
It Takes Two
Mini Music Lesson: The Pace of Music--Tempo
Three's Company
Mini Music Lesson: Two-Bar Repeat Sign
Fill In the Blanks
Part III: More Basics
Sweet Sixteenths
Mini Music Lesson: Flags and Beams
Reading Your First Lines of Music
Replacing a Drumhead
Technique Builder #3: Introduction to the Double-Stroke Roll
New Meters
Basic Beats Using New Meters
Mini Music Lesson: Multiple Dynamics
Special Techniques
Special Requests
Your First Experiments
Sitting In: Early ('60s); Metal; Reggae; Funk
Bluegrass; Early
Waltz; Shuffle (Rock-a-Billy)
Up Tempo (Fiddle Tunes); Rock; "Train" Rhythm
Look Ma, No Hands
Using Your Grip--The Wrist
Using Your Grip--The Fingers
Technique Builder #1: Introduction to the Single-Stroke Roll
Play Now!
Samba; Bossa Nova; Calypso
Cha Cha; Tango; Mambo
Rumba (Bolero); Beguine
Sitting In: Bossa Nova; Calypso; Cha Cha, Tango & Rumba
Part I: Getting Started
A Brief History of the Drums
What to Play (Selecting Your Instruments)
Straight Time/Swing
Sitting In: Dixieland; Ballad; Swing & Shuffle; Waltz
How-to-Play Basics