Turn the Beat Around
A Drummer's Guide to Playing "Backbeats" on 1 & 3
By Paul Wertico
Item: 00-44214
UPC: 038081530295
ISBN 10: 147061507X
ISBN 13: 9781470615079
PRICE: $19.99
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Drum Set
Habits and traditions are often hard to change, but discovering new and creative ways of rearranging and rethinking established norms is what distinguishes a great drummer and provides endless challenge and possibilities. Turn the Beat Around breaks decades-old routine by examining "backbeats" in a whole new light, asking the questions: "Why are backbeats always played on beats 2 & 4?" and "What about playing them on beats 1 & 3?" By delving into this inquiry, Paul Wertico provides drummers with innovative ways of expanding groove vocabulary, solidifying time, and mastering coordination and limb independence. Wertico has even coined a new word for these types of reversed beats---frontbeats.