$19.99
The Total Blues Drummer
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Drumming
By Scott Bihlman
Item: 00-34375
UPC: 038081381176
ISBN 10: 0739066455
ISBN 13: 9780739066454
PRICE: $19.99
Series: The Total Drummer
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
The Total Blues Drummer is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues drumming. It covers many of the styles that make blues drumming so rewarding---from the blues sounds of Chicago, Memphis, and Texas to funky blues, jazz blues, and blues-rock. You'll learn drumbeats in the vein of famous artists like Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, and ZZ Top. Start with basic blues beats and end up playing linear "supergrooves" that will help secure your status as a bona fide blues master. Beginning and intermediate players will find all the tools they need to become great drummers, while more advanced players will find a fresh perspective and expert tips on the art of blues drumming. This is the only book you will need in your quest to becoming a great blues drummer. The CD features a full blues band demonstrating the examples in the book.

"It's hard to imagine a more informative and fun blues drumming book than this one."

- Modern Drummer magazine
TITLE COMPOSER
CHAPTER 2: BASIC NOTATION AND THEORY
The Thirty-Second Note
Basic Eighth-Note Blues Beats
Double Bass Drum
CHAPTER 17: THE BO DIDDLEY BEAT
CHAPTER 6: BASIC BLUES BEATS
Doing a Soundcheck
Onstage Equipment
Studio Equipment
Transporting and Storing
Your Drums Safely
CHAPTER 7: THE BLUES TRAIN BEAT
Orchestrating the Train Beat
Around the Drumset
One-Handed Train Beat
More Orchestrations
Conclusion and Listening Guide
How to Install a Drumhead
Tuning for the Blues
Getting the Blues Sound
CHAPTER 14: SOME BLUES GREATS
B. B. King
Buddy Guy
Stevie Ray Vaughan
CHAPTER 15: ADVANCED BLUES SHUFFLES
Shuffles with a Half-Time Feel
The Double Bass Shuffle and Fills
CHAPTER 16: ADVANCED GROOVES
Linear Grooves
The Rock Shuffle
Basic Eighth-Note Fills
Eighth-Note Beat/Fill Combinations
CHAPTER 4: SIXTEENTH NOTES AND RESTS
Sixteenth-Note Snare Drum Exercises
CHAPTER 22: BLUES STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
The 12-Bar Blues
Intros
The Verse
Combining Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Sixteenth Notes, and Rests
Accenting the First Beat
CHAPTER 8: MORE ABOUT STRAIGHT AND SWING FEELS
Combining Straight and Swing Feels
Time Signatures
Different Notation Styles
Whole Notes, Half Notes, Quarter Notes, and Their Corresponding Rests
Quarter-Note Exercise
5/4 Time
7/8 Time
7/4 Time
Whole-, Half-, and Quarter-Note Exercise
About the Author
Introduction
Fills for the Bo Diddley Beat
CHAPTER 18: PARADIDDLES AND FLAMS
The Paradiddle
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
The Flam
Robert Johnson
6/4 Time Signature
CHAPTER 9: FUNKY BLUES
Flam and Paradiddle Combinations
Flam and Paradiddle Fills
CHAPTER 19: THE DOUBLE-STROKE ROLL
The Blues Drumset
Holding the Drumsticks
The Metronome
6/8 Time Signature and Fills
12/4 Time Signature and Fills
12/8 Time Signature and Fills
CHAPTER 12: RIGHT-HAND LEAD
CHAPTER 13: TUNING AND GETTING THE BLUES SOUND
Eighth-Note Rhythms
Sixteenth-Note Rhythms
Working the Hi-Hat
Funky Blues Grooves
CHAPTER 10: SWING SIXTEENTHS, THE RIMSHOT, AND GHOST NOTES
Swing Sixteenths
The Rimshot
Ghost Notes
CHAPTER 11: SLOW BLUES GROOVES
Constructing a Beat Using Quarter Notes
5/8 Time
9/8 Time
11/8 Time
CHAPTER 21: SINGLE AND DOUBLE BASS DRUM FOR THE BLUES
Single Bass Drum
Four Basic Drum Rudiments
CHAPTER 3: EIGHTH NOTES AND RESTS
Eighth-Note Snare Drum Exercise
Eighth-Note Triplets
Quarter-Note Triplets
Sixteenth-Note Triplets
CHAPTER 23: CROSS-STICK TECHNIQUE
Appendix
Getting Ready for a Gig
Drumset Notation Key
Notes and Rests
Note Value Chart
Measures and Repeat Signs
The Double-Stroke Roll
The Pinch Technique
Time to Burn
Noteheads and Stems
CHAPTER 20: ODD TIME SIGNATURES
The Chorus and the Ride Cymbal
Head Signals
Jamming the Blues
Listening
Basic Sixteenth-Note Blues Beats
Sixteenth-Note Fills
Sixteenth-Note Groupings
Sixteenth-Note Grouping Fills
CHAPTER 5: THE TRIPLET
The Groove