‘This book was inspired by thousands of lessons and dozens of workshops I have given over the years since 1995 when I opened my own drumming studio. This book was written with both beginner and advanced drummers in mind, and is meant to enhance the technical skills of the drummer through melodic breaks (fill-ins) and various drumming techniques. There are 101 breaks in this book in many different styles (hip-hop, trip-hop, rock, jazz, funk, blues and more) and different time signatures (4/4, 2/4, 6/8, 12/8). This book was carefully designed to convey its content in a simple and straightforward way. I believe and hope that after you have learned the exercises in this book, you will find yourself free of old, confining drumming patterns, and inspired with your own, new, creative ideas that will fill you with the joy of music.’
The exciting and comprehensive approach to the popular art of contemporary body drumming is the first of its kind. The author gets right to the heart of fundamental body drumming techniques using his unique ‘Tap-Slap-N-Thump’ method. Easy to learn, this book has everything you need to know from basic hand patterns to specific jazz, pop, funk and Latin drum beats.
This book will enable you to develop the necessary coordination with which to play in a variety of Brazilian musical styles. By combining ostinatos with a series of progressive coordination studies, the book provides challenging material for drummers.
This method is the result of the Rich/Adler partnership, containing all the fundamentals material needed for an instructive drum method. In addition to the elementary principles of music, there are 83 lessons of exercises and rudiments, 21 reading exercises, 10 exercises employing rudiments, 46 six advanced rhythmic studies and a list of most frequently used musical terms. All the material has been carefully graded as to difficulty.
Southern Percussion Insights
If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’ve heard quite a lot about the relationship between talent and music, and how much mystical talent you might need in order to be a great musician.