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Beginner Drumset Lessons 10: First Play-Along Track

BEGINNING DRUM SET LESSON SERIES
WITH STANTON MOORE

If you’re a beginning drummer, the FREE LESSONS in this series will get you started the right way! Throughout this extensive lesson series, world renowned artist and educator Stanton Moore will take you on an exciting tour of the drumset, show you how to properly set up your drums, demonstrate how to tune your set to get a great sound and instruct you on how to grip the sticks properly and play a perfect stroke. In no time, you’ll be playing your first drum beat and jammin’ to a play-along track!

These lessons are excerpted from “A Fresh Approach to the Drumset” Video Lessons – a comprehensive step-by-step system of 34 lessons that provides drummers of every level a solid foundation of technique, independence, music reading and essential styles! If you like these lessons, we highly recommend that you check out this fantastic resource.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or even advanced drummer, you can learn a lot from Stanton as he shows you how the fundamentals of technique, independence and essential styles apply to his everyday playing!

LESSON TEN: YOUR FIRST PLAY-ALONG TRACK

Stanton demonstrates how a simple rock beat can make a tune sound great! Watch Stanton play the track “Rock Star” and demonstrate how he can take the same track and play it on a more advanced level.

Excerpts from “A Fresh Approach to the Drumset”

PLAY ALONG WITH THESE TRACKS FOR LESSON 3!

  1. FAdrumset Lesson 3 - Beginning Independence Mark Wessels 2:33
  2. FAdrumset Lesson 3 - Rock Star (w_drums) Mark Wessels 1:29
  3. FAdrumset Lesson 3 - Rock Star (no drums) Mark Wessels 1:29
  4. FAdrumset Lesson 3 - Note Value Exercise Mark Wessels 0:51

A FRESH APPROACH TO THE DRUMSET

BY MARK WESSELS / WITH STANTON MOORE

The most comprehensive method available that covers technique, rudiments, coordination and independence, music reading and song construction while simultaneously teaching you ALL the essential styles necessary to become a well rounded musician! From Rock, Pop & Country to Funk, R&B, Jazz and Latin – each concept & style in the book has hip sounding play-along tracks that immediately applies what you’ve learned to a real-world musical situation!

Along with the book & play-along tracks, world renowned drummer & educator STANTON MOORE will take you step-by-step throughout the entire process, not only demonstrating the fundamental concepts – but also showing you how he takes simple ideas and applies them to his everyday playing!

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A slightly elongated tear drop tip creates a great cymbal sound. A versatile stick that is excellent for jazz and funk.

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Stanton Moore is the drummer for New Orleans-based funk band Galactic. He has also released several solo albums and plays with the group Garage a Trois. Moore has also appeared on recordings by Corrosion of Conformity, Irma Thomas, Robert Walter, Tom Morello and Boots Riley, Will Bernard, Diane Birch, Alec Ounsworth, and Joss Stone, and perfomed with John Scofield, Karl Denson, George Porter, Jr. and Leo No- centelli (of the Meters), Charlie Hunter, Warren Haynes, John Medeski and Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin and Wood), Donald Harrison Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Robert Walter, the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, to name a few.

In addition to the video lessons that accompany A Fresh Approach to the Drumset, he has also released a multimedia project (book, DVD, CD) titled Groove Alchemy that explores the roots of funk drumming and a DVD/ book titled Take it to the Street that focuses on New Orleans drumming styles.

VISIT STANTON ONLINE: http://www.stantonmoore.com/