A Beat a Week

A Beat a Week
A Total Percussion Approach to Playing the Drumset

By Glenn Kotche Drumset Book Item: 00-42256
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A Beat a Week, by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, contains 52 unique beats from his recorded catalog. Intended as a supplemental method, it explains the inspiration, origins, and evolution of these diverse beats with detailed text alongside each one. Taking the same concepts that embody Kotche's playing, it promotes a total percussion approach to drumset by exhibiting a wide variety of source material ranging from rock, jazz, classical, marching, world, and electronic percussion idioms. Each beat is broken down into step-by-step examples for deeper understanding and in-depth study. This book is perfect for drummers at all levels or anyone curious about the creative process.

Sample Pages


Chapter 1: Ride Interpretations--Part 1
Week 1: One Wing (bridge)
Week 2: You Never Know
Week 3: Spiders (Kidsmoke)
Week 4: I'll Fight
Chapter 2: Ride Interpretations--Part 2
Week 5: Fruita
Week 6: I'm a Wheel
Week 7: Art of Almost (ending)
Week 8: Born Alone (verse)
Chapter 3: Beats with Implied Meters
Week 9: Everything That Glitters
Week 10: Art of Almost
Week 11: The Late Greats
Week 12: Hey Chicken
Chapter 4: Beats Incorporating Percussion
Week 13: Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head
Week 14: Bull Black Nova
Week 15: Cars and Parties
Week 16: Laminated Cat
Chapter 5: Beats with Unconventional Hi-Hat Use
Week 17: Deadlights
Week 18: Carnival Knowledge
Week 19: I Might
Week 20: Anomaly, Mvt. 4
Chapter 6: Pattern Beats
Week 21: The Ties That Bind Us
Week 22: Deeper Down
Week 23: One Wing (verse)
Week 24: Great Escape
Chapter 7: Beats In 3/4 Time
Week 25: What I Don't Believe
Week 26: All Comedians Suffer
Week 27: Insignificance
Week 28: Side with the Seeds
Chapter 8: Beats In Odd Times
Week 29: Poor Places
Week 30: Cricket Conquers Cave
Week 31: Accidental Chase
Week 32: Apostolic
Chapter 9: Beats with Melody
Week 33: Wild Things
Week 34: Radio Cure
Week 35: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Week 36: Kamera
Chapter 10: Tom-Centric Beats
Week 37: Life Left Him There
Week 38: Another Night on This Earth
Week 39: Wishful Thinking
Week 40: Elegant Transaction
Chapter 11: Beats Inspired by Other Beats
Week 41: Please Patronize Our Sponsors
Week 42: Born Alone (chorus)
Week 43: Rising Red Lung
Week 44: Whole Love
Chapter 12: Beats with Brushes
Week 45: Trigger
Week 46: Life Goes Off
Week 47: A Change of Heart
Week 48: Muzzle of Bees
Chapter 13: Beats Associated with Programmed Beats
Week 49: Starve Them to Death
Week 50: Heavy Metal Drummer
Week 51: Makeout
Week 52: Projections of (what) Might . . .

Additional Information

Author: Glenn Kotche
Instrument: Drumset
Format: Book
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-42256
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9955-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9955-1
UPC: 038081464442

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