Essential Drum Lessons with the Greats

Essential Drum Lessons with the Greats

By John Xepoleas Drumset Book & 2 CDs Item: 00-35141
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This outstanding book includes the best from the two original titles in the Drum Lessons with the Greats series. In addition to the in-depth lessons in the book, two lesson-matching CDs are included so every percussionist can study and hear the grooves, fills, techniques, and concepts of Tim Alexander, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Steve Smith, and Dave Weckl. These dynamic players reveal their secrets to soloing, playing fills, odd-time playing, warm-ups, double-bass grooves, polyrhythms, and more. Sticking patterns, grooves, ostinato patterns, and developing a touch on the instrument are also among the many topics covered. The CDs feature performances by the drummers themselves. Now that you have all these lessons in one great source, so open up the book, put on your headphones, and get busy!

Sample Pages



Dave Weckl
Lesson 1: Triplet Hand and Foot Combinations
Lesson 2: Six-Stroke Fill Exercise
Lesson 3: Working With Double-Strokes on the Drumset
Steve Smith
Lesson 1: A Concept for Developing Linear Fills
Lesson 2: Triplet Feel / Six-Note Two-Beat Phrases
Lesson 3: Combinations Applied to 4/4 Time
Kenny Aronoff
Lesson 1: Hand and Foot Exercises---Doubles
Lesson 2: Part 1---Reversing the Hands
Part 2---Playing All the Cymbal Patterns in Sequence
Part 3---Cymbal Patterns in Sequence, Alternating the Hands
Lesson 3: Changing the Basic Concept
Gregg Bissonette
Lesson 1: Bass Drum Exercises and Rock Hi-Hat Variations
Lesson 2: A Favorite Sticking Applied to the Kit
Lesson 3: Reggae
Peter Erskine
Lesson 1: Sound
Lesson 2: Now, Let's Dance
Lesson 3: Subdivisions
Neil Peart
Lesson 1: Leave That Thing Alone
Lesson 2: The Drum Also Waltzes
Lesson 3: Developing Fills
Tim Alexander
Lesson 1: Hi-Hat Stuff
Lesson 2: A Different Approach to Playing Double Bass
Lesson 3: Tom Grooves
Mike Portnoy
Lesson 1: Odd Approaches to 4/4
Lesson 2: 5/4 Time
Lesson 3: Seven
Lesson 4: 9/8
Lesson 5: Odd Approaches to Odd Time

Additional Information

Author: John Xepoleas
Instrument: Drumset
Format: Book & 2 CDs
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-35141
ISBN 10: 0-7390-7032-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-7032-1
UPC: 038081395227

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