VIC FIRTH PLAYALONG TRACKS
“FRESH APPROACH: JAZZ CHART READING” featuring STANTON MOORE
A FRESH APPROACH TO THE DRUMSET
A Drummer’s Guide to:
Rock Beats and Fills • Hand & Foot Technique • Coordination and Independence • Reading Music Understanding Song Construction • R&B, Jazz, Latin Styles and more!
Including: MP3 CD packed with 41 Play-Along Tunes (with and without drums) and over 400 Demonstration Tracks!
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer, you’ll benefit from the simple step-by-step approach for learning technique, independence, music reading and grooves.
A FRESH APPROACH to the DRUMSET will give you a solid foundation to take your drumming to the next level!
What others are saying about the book:
Many teachers have attempted to write a one stop book for drummers of all levels which can be given to the beginner and still be a useful tool to the advanced player. So many good teachers have failed at this difficult task and I can only think of a few books that do this well. Most of the books that fail spread themselves too thin by covering several areas in a rushed manner while others include far too much detail that can put off a beginner and frustrate the advanced player who has to trawl pages of information they already know.
Mark Wessels has managed to create one of the few successful books.
The book is split into 34 lessons covering the basics like grip and sticking patterns all the way to more complex challenges like syncopated 16th notes grooves, Rhumba and Jazz . The CD contains play along tracks in almost every genre that a drummer may encounter in their musical life. In addition to this, there are reading exercises, rudiment charts and a musical glossary. I’d say it has it all in one book. Did I mention it works on your fills as well?
This is definitely one of the most comprehensive and detailed book I have seen in a very long time. The information is vast, yet it seems to break down its content into small bite size pieces. As a teacher, I welcome this book and would recommend as a book for students to buy as it covers so many areas that teachers teach over the years.
This is simply a great book that every drummer should have whether you’re starting up or are professional looking for a reference book. It’s informative, interesting and straight to the point.
– Adrian Graham, MikeDolbear.com
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