$19.99
The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle
For Drumset
By Zoro
Item: 00-35137
UPC: 038081393605
ISBN 10: 0739070304
ISBN 13: 9780739070307
PRICE: $19.99
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Drum Set
The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle is the first book dedicated exclusively to learning about and playing the half-time shuffle. Complete with historical analysis and overviews of the lineage of the style, the book will equip drummers with all of the necessary tools needed to conquer one of the most beloved, yet mystifying, grooves in drumming history.

The book features photos, album cover art, motivational quotes, recommended listening, as well as transcriptions of the most definitive half-time shuffle grooves. Gain insight and wisdom from Zoro, one of the legendary masters of R&B drumming, and master the language of the triplet---the foundation of all shuffles. The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle is highly innovative, informative, inspirational, and is sure to be a classic!
TITLE COMPOSER
Snare Drum Triplet Accents with Swung Eighth Notes (Syncopation Examples)
Tom-Tom Substitutions
Buzzes
Alternating Ride and Hi-Hat Fills
Introducing the Half-Time Shuffle
Basic Half-Time Shuffles
Basic Half-Time Shuffles with Ghost Notes
Classic Ghost-Note Snare Pattern
"Fool in the Rain" by Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
"Sweet Sticky Thing" by The Ohio Players The Ohio Players
"Down to Your Soul" by Tom Scott Tom Scott
"A Feeling Is" by The Emotions The Emotions
"Home at Last" by Steely Dan Steely Dan
Swing Shuffle Groove Evolution
Intentional Practice
Developing a Song Repertoire
The Foundation
"Sweet Potato Pie" by James Taylor James Taylor
"The Christmas Song" by Luther Vandross Luther Vandross
"For Your Love" by Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder
Classic Ghost-Note Snare Pattern Variation-Part 2
Classic Ghost-Note Snare Pattern Variation-Part 3
Regular-Time Ghost-Note Snare Pattern
"Chuck E.'s in Love" by Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones
"Mama" by Toto Toto
"Babylon Sisters" by Steely Dan Steely Dan
Quarter-Note Triplet-Bass Drum Ostinato Patterns
"Breakin' Away" by Al Jarreau Al Jarreau
"Rosanna" by Toto Toto
"Pamela" by Toto Toto
Quarter-Note Shuffle
Basic Swung-Eighth-Note Shuffles
Quarter-Note Triplet Split
Snare/Bass Drum Independence Exercises
Acknowledgements and Credits
About the Author
Regular-Time and Half-Time Shuffles
Expanding Your Knowledge Base
More Zoro Reference Material
"Little More Time with You" by James Taylor James Taylor
"Hercules" by Aaron Neville Aaron Neville
"Can't Say Nothin'" by Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield
"Back to the World" by Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield
"Knucklehead" by Grover Washington, Jr. Grover Washington, Jr.
Introduction
The Language of the Triplet
A Brief History of the Half-Time Shuffle
The Jazz and Funk Connection
Hi-Hat Accent on 2 & 4
Hi-Hat Opening on Third Partial of Triplet
Hi-Hat Opening on First Partial of Triplet
Ride and Hi-Hat Independence
30 Classic Half-Time Shuffle Transcriptions
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing-The Search for Authenticity
"Please Return Your Love to Me" by The Temptations The Temptations
Hi-Hat Independence
"Oh, Marion" by Paul Simon Paul Simon
"The Girl Is Mine" by Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney
"Something Special" by Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire
"Mornin'" by Al Jarreau Al Jarreau
"Any Foolish Thing" by Michael McDonald Michael McDonald
"Sweet Potato Pie" by Ray Charles/James Taylor Ray Charles/James Taylor
"Jingle Bells" by James Taylor James Taylor
"Grapevine Fires" by Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab for Cutie
"Pretty Wings" by Maxwell Maxwell
Dancing with the Stars
"Loose Booty" by Funkadelic Funkadelic
Alternating Ride and Hi-Hat Swung Eighths
Third Partial of Triplet with Quarter-Note Ride
Third Partial of Triplet with Swung-Eighth-Note Ride
Half-Time Shuffle Enhancements
Diddles
Classic Ghost-Note Snare Pattern Variation-Part 1