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