Books

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Beginning Independence For Rock & Alternative Drumming – Mel Bay

The exercises in this book will help students develop control when playing the drum set and give them a general understanding of the concept of limb independence. Students will learn many hand and foot combinations that will build a strong rhythmic foundation. The lessons begin with quarter-note grooves and finish by introducing eighth-note grooves.

  • 32 pages with companion CD
  • Recommended for beginner drummers
  • Out of Print

Beginning Independence For Rock & Alternative Drumming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol.1 – Mel Bay

“Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol.1”. It is the perfect aid to help beginner to intermediate drummers learn four way coordination, or limb independence. Chapter One teaches students many eighth note drum set patterns, each one building on the next. Chapter Two adds sixteenth note bass drum patterns to the eighth note hand patterns learned in Chapter One. The drum set patterns are further reinforced by having the student play them in four-bar phrases. The student should not simply play the pattern written on the page, but should make it groove and come alive with emotion!

  • 80 pages
  • Recommended for beginner to intermediate drummers
  • AVAILABLE Now through Mel Bay Publications

Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol.2 – Mel Bay

“Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol.2” is the companion book to “Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol.1”. It is the perfect aid to help beginner to advanced drummers learn four way coordination, or limb independence. Chapter One teaches students many sixteenth note drum set patterns, each one building on the next. Chapter Two adds sixteenth note bass drum patterns to the sixteenth note hand patterns learned in Chapter One. The drum set patterns are further reinforced by having the student play them in four-bar phrases. The student should not simply play the pattern written on the page, but should make it groove and come alive with emotion!

Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol.2

Double Basics – Mel Bay

“Double Basics” is a book intended for beginner to intermediate drummers that want to master the art of double bass drumming. At the beginning of the book, there are daily double bass strengthening workouts, as well as double bass fill ideas. There are photos for technique and posture as well. Two additional pages of hand patterns are included so that students who have completed the book can go back through playing the new hand patterns to the written bass drum patterns. The exercises in this book are measure-long exercises, presented in two-bar repeating phrases. This presentation allows the student to see how the end of the pattern relates back to the beginning.

Double Basics