$14.99
The New Basics: Rock Drums
A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn
By Pete Sweeney
Item: 00-39262
UPC: 038081439174
ISBN 10: 0739088874
ISBN 13: 9780739088876
PRICE: $14.99
Series: The New Basics
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
Learning to play drums is not about studying---it’s about playing---so it should be FUN! If you’re looking to rock out, do you want to spend hours trying to figure out how to read music, and then slave away at rudiments? We didn’t think so. No, we think you should rock out right away. Start with simple concepts like setting up and tuning your drums then move on to learning basic beats, fills, and even the techniques of some of the greatest drummers of all time. In short, this is not your dad’s drum method. Pick up those drumsticks, open this book, and PLAY!
TITLE COMPOSER
Heavy Rock Tune
Shuffle Blues
A Few Final Words
Traditional Grip
Half-Open Hi-Hat Beats
Cross-Tensioning
Clockwise Tensioning
HOLDING THE DRUMSTICKS
Matched Grip
Eighth Notes
The Staff, Measures, and Drum Notation
Using a Metronome
Metronome Exercise
Notes
TRIPLET ROCK
Funk Rock Tune
Practice Tip
COUNTING & NOTE VALUES
Counting Exercises
Basic Note Values
Note Value Comparison
Practice Suggestions
SIXTEENTH-NOTE HI-HAT & CYMBAL BEATS
ROCK DRUM FILLS, FOUR- & EIGHT-BAR FORMS
Eight-Bar Forms
Measure Repeat
Two Ways to Play the Ride Cymbal
The Half Rest
EIGHTH-NOTE HI-HAT BEATS
Open and Closed Hi-Hat
Stepped Hi-Hat
Hi-Hat Played with Left Foot
SIXTEENTH-NOTE ROCK
Sixteenth Notes
The Eighth Rest
Two-Measure Beats and Introducing the Floor Tom
The Ride Cymbal
Basic Drum Notation
EIGHTH-NOTE-BASED ROCK BEATS: BASIC PATTERNS
Introducing the Hi-Hat
Eighth-Note Rock Beats
Crash Cymbal
Tom-Tom
Four-Bar Forms
Fill Tips
Getting Around the Set
Practice Tip
Adding Rests to the Fill
Sixteenth-Note Fills
Hand & Foot Combinations
The Quarter Rest
Slow Blues
Shuffle Rock
FOUR TUNES
Eighth-Note Rock Blues
About the Author
Introduction
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DRUMSET
Setting Up Your Drumset
Tuning Your Drums: Two Methods