What Not to Play!

What Not to Play!
A Drummer's Guide to Crafting a Drum Part

By Denny Seiwell Drumset Book & DVD Item: 00-39055
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With a list of drumming credits that include Paul McCartney and Wings, The Who's rock opera Tommy, and James Brown, Denny Seiwell has contributed his fair share of talent to hit records, TV and film scores, and much more. In What Not to Play! Denny draws on his decades of experience to show novice and accomplished drummers alike how to craft the perfect drum part in any recording or gigging situation, often de-constructing his work on existing recordings (such as "My Love" and "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey") in the process. The book also includes exercises for waking up the hands and tips on interpreting charts and sight-reading. The included DVD expands on the material as Denny provides both audio and visual examples that will help students in the rewarding experience of crafting a drum part.

Sample Pages


Holding the Sticks Review
The Nine Fundamental Rudiments
Lesson 1: Single-Stroke Roll
Lesson 2: Two- or Double-Stroke Roll
Lesson 3: Three-Stroke Roll
Lesson 4: Four-Stroke Roll
Lesson 5: Five-Stroke Roll
Lesson 6: Four-Stroke Ruff
Lesson 7: Drag or Three-Stroke Ruff
Lesson 8: Flam
Lesson 9: Single-Stroke Roll
Live and Let Die
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
My Love
Oh Woman, Oh Why
Another Day
When the Night
Strange Weather
Crazy Blues
TV Commercial
Bip Bop
About the Author
Photo Gallery

Additional Information

Author: Denny Seiwell
Instrument: Drumset
Format: Book & DVD
Page Count: 44
Item Number: 00-39055
ISBN 10: 0-7390-8758-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-8758-9
UPC: 038081434070

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