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At the heart of the book are note-for-note musical transcriptions of 17 songs that are included on the Taking Center Stage DVD. These transcriptions are exclusive to this book, since they are taken from the performances on the DVD, documenting how Neil currently approaches the songs. Songs include, “Tom Sawyer,” “YYZ,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Free Will,” “Subdivisions,” “Time Stand Still,” “Marathon,” “La Villa Strangiato,” “The Trees,” “Caravan,” “BU2B,” “Far Cry,” and many others.
The book is divided into chapters corresponding to each and every Rush tour from the time Neil joined the band in 1975, up to the present. Each of these chapters contains extensive text discussing the musical approach of the band at the time, the construction of the drum parts, and Neil’s setup. Accompanying this are exquisitely detailed diagrams of each of Neil’s drum sets, produced after extensive research into the exact instruments that were used on every tour. Tying everything together are stunning photos taken over the past 30 years and color reproductions of just about every drum company advertisement that has featured Neil during his career.
Drummers and teachers worldwide have been praising and working with the Turn It Up & Lay It Down series of play-along bass CDs produced by Spencer Strand. Now, the definitive educational companion has arrived, a method book that offers you a plethora of groove options to perform with each track in all of the various styles from the CD. Plus, you'll see how to use Turn It Up & Lay It Down in conjunction with dozens of drum books with a one-of-a-kind cross-reference section in each chapter. Also included throughout the book are sidebars that highlight the inspirations for these grooves, such as Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, and Jeff Porcaro. In addition, 10 of the best-known drum educators have ended their unique grooves written specifically for this book.
Turn It Up & Lay It Down—“The Book”— is an indispensable educational resource unlike any other drum book.
Edited by Joe Bergamini
The Evolution of Jazz Drumming presents a complete historical overview and analysis of jazz drumming. Designed as a guide and workbook for the high school, college level, and professional drummer, it is designed to be studied based on a typical 16-week college semester. A legendary and influential jazz drummer is studied during each of these weeks. Upon completion of the book, the user will have a complete understanding of the influential contributions of these jazz masters, which is necessary for any musician to play this music authentically.
The 31 jazz drumming legends included are examined with musical analysis including practice exercises in the style of the subject’s drumming, transcriptions of both solo and time playing, and études that examine the work of each artist in unprecedented detail. Each profile also includes a complete biography, personal anecdotes from the author, and dozens of exclusive and rare photos, many of which have never appeared in print before.
The book includes a DVD of classic video clips of many of the drummers, as well as an MP3 disc with over 300 tracks. Video clips on the DVD are analyzed and transcribed in the text, while the MP3s consist of exercises and études from the book recorded at various speeds, that can be looped for analysis and practice.
Drummers featured in the book include Baby Dodds, Zutty Singleton, Sonny Greer, Chick Webb, Gene Krupa, Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Dave Tough, Louis Bellson, Kenny Clarke, Shelly Manne, Max roach, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Mel Lewis, Joe Morello, Sonny Payne, Sam Woodyard, Jimmy Cobb, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, and many others.
A complete handbook on drum technique, including full illustrated descriptions of the Moeller Technique, the Free Stroke, and other important drum techniques. Also includes Dom's customized drumset lessons focusing on various skills including flams, ruffs, groove creativity, odd time signatures, and much more.
"I began writing this book years ago while teaching. There were many common issues and challenges facing my students at that time. I have found that these exercises work to give the drummer a full palette of skills and tools for contemporary drumset playing." - Dom Famularo
Transcriptions by Willie Rose
A newer entry in Joe’s series of transcription/collectible books, this book features note-for-note transcriptions of 17 Shadows Fall songs, notes from Jason discussing his memories of recording each album, Jason's personal double bass drum exercises, exclusive interviews, and tons of exclusive photos and artwork.
At 122 pages, the book is designed for the general fan as much as the drummer. One of the most exciting things about the book is that it contains the entire Shadows Fall album The War Within, for which Jason won the Best Recorded Performance award in Modern Drummer Magazine for 2005. This exclusive CD contains the entire album with the drums taken off, so you can have the experience of filling the shoes of award-winning drummer Jason Bittner.
With both educational material and note-for-note transcriptions, this unique book reveals the polyrhythmic concepts employed by one of today's hottest players. The first half of the book contains step-by-step analysis of various polyrhythms and their applications, while the second half contains transcriptions of select tracks from the Dillinger Escape Plan album Miss Machine, showing the ideas in action.
The CD includes MP3 audio files of tracks minus drums and drums-only examples, plus Reason files that can be sped up and slowed down on your computer as you learn them! Topics include: sticking polyrhythms, rhythmic scales, rudiment grooves, double bass paradiddle grooves, ostinato polyrhythms, and more.
Included are play-along versions of the following Dillinger Escape Plan songs: “Panasonic Youth,” “Sunshine the Werewolf,” “Phone Home,” “Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants,” and “Baby's First Coffin.”
Transcriptions/collectible book written under the supervision of Scott Rockenfield. Contains interviews, photos, band history, and note-for-note transcriptions of 20 Queensryche tracks. All of the additional material, such as the 3 new interviews with Scott, diagrams and photos of all of his drum kits through the years, and personal recollections from Scott on the making of each album, make this book a must for Queensryche fans in general, and not just drummers.
Included is a CD on which Scott has re-recorded the drum parts for the songs by themselves, for analyzation with the charts.
Inclued are the following songs: Anarchy-X, Best I Can, Breakdown, Disconnected, Empire, Eyes of a Stranger, I Don't Believe in Love, Jet City Woman, The Lady Wore Black, Operation: Mindcrime, Queen of the Reich, Revolution Calling, Spreading the Disease, Silent Lucidity, Sign of the Times, Take Hold of the Flame, Tribe, Warning, Walk in the Shadows and The Whisper.
With Pedal Control, renowned educators Dom Famularo and Joe Bergamini have teamed up to bring you a complete method for improving the ability of your feet on the drumset. Unlike many other books, Pedal Control contains extensive information about the actual pedal strokes and techniques used by some of the world's top drummers, in addition to dozens of exercises to build up the ability to use these techniques.
This book is about a deeper understanding of foot movement on the drumset. Years of learning, performing and teaching have been the basis of this information. The power of great foot execution adds an intensity to modern music that has revolutionized modern drumming. Simply put, Pedal Control is about controlling your pedals: whether two bass drums, double pedal, single pedal and hi-hat, or any other configuration. It is about you achieving the ability to play whatever idea your heart and mind dictate, on whatever setup you choose!
Part 1 of this book focuses on a complete explanation of 4 contemporary pedal techniques, while in part 2, exercises from Dom's best-selling book It’s Your Move have been adapted for foot development, accompanied by tons of new material and challenging solos to build up your foot technique. There are plenty of photographs throughout the book clearly demonstrating each of the four different pedal techniques discussed, as well as the motions for various other exercises.
Includes an MP3/data disc containing over 200 MP3 tracks demonstrating nearly every example in the book, and 7 QuickTime videos clearly showing the pedal techniques.
CD examples peformed by Joe Bergamini
In this book, rock drum legend Carmine Appice shows you how to play exciting drum fills like the pros, using a systematic method of replacing certain notes in the 16th or triplet flow with bass drum strokes. By using this book you can learn how to incorporate your bass drum into your fills, creating a complete vocabulary of cool ideas to use in your playing.
Using the same award-winning approach as Realistic Rock, the patterns contained in the book start with 8th notes and progress to 16th notes and triplets, with the rhythms split between the hands and feet. The fills are then expanded to include mixed stickings and accents, and are orchestrated around the kit.
The included MP3 disc contains audio examples of many of the patterns in the book, as well as video footage of Carmine in live performance, showing how he applies these concepts. Realistic Drum Fills will give you the ability to play tons of cool drum fills that rock!
Designed as a reference tool for the contemporary player, MD Classic Tracks contains note-for-note transcriptions of legendary tracks performed by 13 of the most important drumset artists of our time. These charts have been selected because they represent these legendary players and because these songs have never appeared in a complete, published transcription before.
The songs included are:
John Bonham: Led Zeppelin, “Out On The Tiles”
Keith Moon: The Who, “The Real Me”
Phil Collins: Genesis, “Dance on a Volcano”
Steve Gadd: Paul Simon, “Late in the Evening”
Stewart Copeland: The Police, “Driven To Tears"”
Simon Phillips: Jeff Beck, “Space Boogie”
Neil Peart: Rush, “The Camera Eye”
Jeff Porcaro: Toto, “Rosanna”
Terry Bozzio: Jeff Beck, “Sling Shot”
Vinnie Colaiuta: Vinnie Colaiuta, “I'm Tweeked”
Mike Portnoy: Dream Theater, “6:00”
Steve Smith: Journey, “One More”
Carter Beauford: Dave Matthews Band, “Tripping Billies”
Filmed in various locations over the course of a year, Neil takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at Rush’s 2010-11 Time Machine Tour. Beginning with a visit to his personal pre-tour rehearsals, Neil shows the ways in which he prepares for the upcoming tour. The viewer is then transported backstage at a Rush concert to witness the setting up of the drumset, the soundcheck, and an unprecedented backstage interview where Neil explains and runs through his warm-up routine, and discusses the upcoming concert.
Neil then presents a detailed look at every single song in the Time Machine set list (which includes the entire Moving Pictures album). For each song, key grooves and fills are analyzed by Neil in an interview setting with Hudson’s Joe Bergamini. For each groove and fill discussed, both full-speed and slow-motion drums-only demonstrations are included, coupled with PDF icons that allow the viewer to analyze and practice the patterns using the included PDF eBook. At the end of each song discussion, the viewer is transported onstage to a Rush concert to see the actual live performance of the song from the perspective of the drum cameras only (with an exclusive, custom audio mix that features the drums heard slightly louder than a normal concert DVD mix).
With in-studio rehearsal footage, backstage scenes, live concert performances, and breathtaking interview footage filmed in Death Valley National Park, California, this package documents not only Neil’s approach to live performance, but of the very essence of his drum style, on all the classic Rush songs, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Subdivisions,” “YYZ,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Free Will,” “Limelight,” “Far Cry,” “Marathon,” “Time Stand Still,” and many more. The DVD concludes with an extensive discussion, analysis, and performance of the newest Rush song, “Caravan.”
Bonus features include two additional live performances (seen from the drum cameras only) from the 2008 Snakes and Arrows Tour, an additional educational segment on the song “Bravado,” PDF eBook, photo gallery, and an interview with Neil’s drum tech Lorne Wheaton.
Joe’s best-selling book, featuring note-for-note transcriptions of 23 legendary John Bonham/Led Zeppelin drum tracks, including “Black Dog,” “Fool in the Rain,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “The Ocean,” “Nobody's Fault but Mine,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” and many more. Easily one of the most detailed and accurate documents of Bonzo’s playing available today.
This 2005 release is a completely revised, updated, and corrected version of the previous Warner Bros. release of the same name. This edition contains 6 tracks not covered in the original version of the book