$29.99
On the Beaten Path
The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them
By Rich Lackowski
Item: 00-28006
UPC: 038081306926
ISBN 10: 0739047396
ISBN 13: 9780739047392
PRICE: $29.99
Series: On the Beaten Path
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
Voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!
Voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll!
This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of a wide selection of genres, including funk, alternative/punk rock, metal, progressive rock, classic rock, jam band, fusion, jazz, and reggae, and explores the legendary drummers that affected each style. This book will lead you through the styles, licks, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 85 infamous beats and solos from songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rush, Metallica, The Police, Dream Theater, and others. Dozens of amazing photos are featured as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

Book includes:
* Insight into the history and development of Funk, Alternative/Punk Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion, Jazz, and Reggae---plus a listing of essential recordings for each genre
* An audio CD containing all the beats and solos presented in the book
* Dozens of amazing photos
* 250 pages!

*****Drummers include:
* Travis Barker
* Carlton Barrett
* Carter Beauford
* Jason Bittner
* John Bonham
* Danny Carey
* Billy Cobham
* Tré Cool
* Stewart Copeland
* Lowell "Sly" Dunbar
* Jon Fishman
* Mickey Hart
* Topper Headon
* Bill Kreutzmann
* Gene Krupa
* Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste
* Keith Moon
* Vinnie Paul
* Neil Peart
* Mike Portnoy
* Buddy Rich
* Max Roach
* Chad Smith
* John "Jabo" Starks
* Ringo Starr
* Clyde Stubblefield
* Lars Ulrich
* Dave Weckl
* Tony Williams
. . . and more!

"On The Beaten Path may be the most interesting book of the year. It's great entertainment, a great read, and great instruction."
---Phil Hood: Publisher, DRUM! magazine

"Four Stars! It reads like part drum lesson, part drum history lesson. Any drummer would be wise to pick up On The Beaten Path.
---Modern Drummer Magazine

"This is the best book I ever have seen!!! Wow! Love the Buddy Rich and Tony Williams, the John Bonham, the Police, Jon Fishman . . . just great everything. What a masterpiece!!! For me as drummer for 40 years: some mysteries solved . . . "
---Berhnard Castiglioni: Founder, DrummerWorld.com

"Not only is this guide an intuitive instruction on popular drum beats and solos, On the Beaten Path gives in-depth background on 29 world-renowned drummers and insight on what made them famous and what they used to get there."

-International Musician
TITLE COMPOSER
"The Real Me" from Quadrophenia (1973)
"Won't Get Fooled Again" from Who's Next (1971)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
"Let It Be" from Let It Be (1970)
"Come Together" from Abbey Road (1969)
Classicrockography: Other Classic Rock Drummers You Should Know
Ginger Baker (Cream)
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from The White Album (1968)
Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
Jam Band
Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
Acknowledgements
The Path
"Ants Marching" from Under the Table and Dreaming (1994)
Music Notation
Funk/R&B
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
"Give It Away" from Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
"Say Goodbye" from Crash (1996)
"Drive In Drive Out" from Crash (1996)
Jon Fishman (Phish)
"Down with Disease” from Hoist (1994)
"Around the World" from Californication (1999)
"Stash" from A Picture of Nectar (1992)
Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)
"Jumpin' at the Woodside" from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955)
"Funk Monks" from Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)
"Hey Pocky A-Way" from Rejuvenation (1974)
"Limb by Limb" from The Story of the Ghost (1998)
Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead)
"Truckin'" from American Beauty (1970)
"Loose Lucy" from Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel (1974)
"Cissy Strut" from The Meters (1969)
"Samson & Delilah" from Terrapin Station (1977)
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" from Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru, Peter Tosh, etc.)
"I Am That I Am" from Peter Tosh's Equal Rights (1977)
"Puff She Puff" from Black Uhuru's Red (1981)
Progressive Rock
Danny Carey (Tool)
"Vicarious" from 10,000 Days (2006)
"Ticks & Leeches" from Lateralus (2001)
Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley and The Wailers)
"Stir It Up" from Catch a Fire (1973) and Legend (1984)
"Get Up, Stand Up" from Burnin' (1973) and Legend (1984)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
"Pull Me Under" from Images and Words (1992)
"Home" from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)
"Caught in a Web" from Awake (1994)
"Basket Case" from Dookie (1994)
"Jesus of Suburbia" from American Idiot (2004)
Travis Barker (blink-182)
"I Miss You" from blink-182 (2003)
"Red Mask" from Tony Williams's Angel Street (1988)
"Spectrum" form The Tony Williams Lifetime's Emergency! (1969)
Fusionography: Other Fusion Drummers You Should Know
"Let's Go Crazy" from Sandinista! (1980)
Punkography: Other Alternative/Punk Rock Drummers You Should Know
Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)
Metal
"Blues Waltz" from Max Roach's Jazz in 3/4 Time (1956)
“Ko-Ko” from Charlie Parker”s Re-Boppers”s The Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes (1945)
Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich Big Band, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, etc)
"Channel 1 Suite" from The Buddy Rich Big Band's Mercy, Mercy (1968)
"I Can't Quit You Baby" from Led Zeppelin I (1969)
"Dazed and Confused" from Led Zeppelin I (1969)
"Rock & Roll" from Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Keith Moon (The Who)
"Live Wire" from the Meters (1969)
Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jabo" Starks (James Brown)
Jamography: Other Jam Band Drummers You Should Know
Matt Abst (Gov't Mule)
Claude Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Jaimoe Johanson (The Allman Brothers Band)
"Funky Drummer" from In the Jungle Groove (1986)
Funkography: Other Funk/R&B Drummers You Should Know
David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)
"Slide Walk" from Chick Corea's Elektric Band's Chick Corea's Elektric Band (1986)
"Spur of the Moment Contemporary Drummer + One" (Alfred Publishing) (1987)
"Festival de Ritmo" from Dave Weckl's Master Plan (1990)
Tiki Fulwood, Jerome Bigfoot Brailey, and Dennis Chambers (George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic)
Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
"The Payback" from the Payback (1973)
Fusion
Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Reggae
Stewart Copeland (The Police)
"Walking on the Moon" from Reggatta de Blanc (1979)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
"Roxanne" from Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
"Eulogy" from Ænima (1996)
"Murder She Wrote" from Chaka Demus & Pliers's Ultimate Collection (1992)
"Are We the Waiting" from American Idiot (2004)
"Red Alert" from The Tony Williams Lifetime's Believe It (1975)
"Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine" from Sex Machine (1970)
Dave Weckl (Chick Corea)
Neil Peart (Rush)
"Three Little Birds" from Exodus (1977) and Legend (1984)
Progography: Other Progressive Rock Drummers You Should Know
"The Spirit of Radio" from Permanent Waves (1980)
"La Villa Strangiato" from Hemispheres (1978)
"Tom Sawyer" from Moving Pictures (1981)
Reggaeography: Other Reggae Drummers You Should Know
Winston Grennan (Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, etc.)
Lloyd Knibb (The Skatalites)
Terry Bozzio, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa)
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
"Becoming" from Far Beyond Driven (1994)
"Bernie's Tune" from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955)
Jazzography: Other Jazz Drummers You Should Know
Louie Bellson (Duke Ellington, Count Basie, etc.)
Papa Jo Jones
Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
"Enter Sandman" from Metallica, a.k.a. The Black Album (1991)
"One" from ...And Justice for All (1988)
"Motorbreath" from Kill 'Em All (1983)
"Channel 1 Suite" from The Buddy Rich Big Band's Mercy, Mercy (1968)
"This Is My Own" from Fallout from the War (2006)
"Inspiration on Demand" from The War Within (2004)
"The Light That Blinds" from The War Within (2004)
Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
Gene Krupa (Benny Goodman Orchestra)
"Sing, Sing, Sing" from Benny Goodman and His Orchestra's Sing, Sing, Sing (1937)
"Revolution Is My Name" from Reinventing the Steel (2000)
"Walk" from Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
"Feeling This" from blink-182 (2003)
Nicky Topper Headon (The Clash)
"Train in Vain (Stand by Me)" from London Calling (1979)
Lenny White (Return to Forever, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius)
Traditional Jazz
Max Roach (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, etc.)
"Should I Stay or Should I Go" from Combat Rock (1982)
"The Drum Also Waltzes" from Max Roach's Drums Unlimited (1966)
"Baba O'Riley" from Who's Next (1971)
Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
Bill Bruford & Alan White (Yes)
Michael Giles, Bill Bruford, and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
Classic Rock
Greg Errico and Andy Newmark (Sly & the Family Stone)
Alternative/Punk Rock
Tre Cool (Green Day)
"The Noonward Race" from The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
"One Word" from Birds of Fire (1973)
"Quadrant 4" from Spectrum (1973)
Tony Williams (Miles Davis)
"King Porter Stomp" from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955)
Metalography: Other Metal Drummers You Should Know
Chick Webb
"Adam's Song" from Enema of the State (1999)
Steve Gadd (Chick Corea, Brecker Brothers, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Steps Ahead, etc.)