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