Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Drums (2nd Edition)
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!
By Patrick Wilson
Item: 00-41484
UPC: 038081463612
ISBN 10: 0739099027
ISBN 13: 9780739099025
PRICE: No Longer Available
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
Learn to play the drums and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with a newly revised edition of this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various drum types and the sounds they create, playing basics, proper drumstick grips, and getting acquainted with standard drum notation. You will then move right along to playing different lines with different tempos, rhythms, and grooves---all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical and drum notation. You will learn to play beats and fills in an array of musical styles, including rock, country, jazz and Latin. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play in a band and read standard drum music.
The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Technique builders
* Daily workouts to improve your playing
* Practice tips
* Hints on purchasing equipment, tuning and sound modification, drum set maintenance
* Plus much more.
Part I: Getting Started
Sitting In: Waltz; "Train" Rhythm; Rock
Mini Music Lesson: Two-Bar Repeat Sign
Up Tempo
Blues; Dixieland
A Brief History of the Drums
What to Play (Selecting Your Instruments)
How-to-Play Basics
Using Your Grip--The Wrist
More Sixteenths
Dotted Rhythms
Mini Music Lesson: Dotted Rhythms--Waking Up the Music
Hi-Hat Technique
Rolllin' Over
Technique Builder #4: Introduction to the Multiple-Bounce Roll
More Triplets
Mini Music Lesson: Pick-Ups
Technique Builder #5
Mini Music Lesson: First and Second Endings
New Meters
Part IV: Playing Beats & Fills
Practicing This Section
Sitting In: Dixieland; Ballad; Swing & Shuffle; Waltz
Play Now!
Technique Builder #1: Introduction to the Single-Stroke Roll
Special Requests
Reading Your First Lines of Music
Learning from the Book
How to Read Music
Mini Music Lesson: Symbols for Sounds--Notes, Symbols for Silence--Rests
The Framework
Cha Cha; Tango; Mambo
Rumba (Bolero); Beguine
Sitting In: Bossa Nova; Calypso; Cha Cha, Tango & Rumba
Cancan; Hora; Irish Jig; Two-Step; Bunny Hop/ "Hokie-Pokie"
Part V: Odds & Ends
Keeping Your Equipment in Shape
Using Your Feet
Where to Play
Part II: Learning the Basics
Reggae (Ska)
Basic Beats Using New Meters
Mini Music Lesson: Multiple Dynamics
Special Techniques
Fills Using Special Techniques
It Takes Two
Stick to It!
Technique Builder #2
Crazy Eighths
Mini Music Lesson: Flags and Beams
More Eighths
Look Ma, No Hands
Keeping Time
Mini Music Lesson: Phrases
Easy Does It
Mini Music Lesson: One-Bar Repeat Sign
Technique Builder #3: Introduction to the Double-Stroke Roll
Three's Company
Replacing a Drumhead
Mini Music Lesson: The Pace of Music--Tempo
Get into the Groove
Rockin', Reelin', Readin' and Repeatin'
Mini Music Lesson: The Repeat Sign
Tuning, Drumheads
Being Your Own Teacher
Where to Go from Here
Your First Experiments
Samba; Bossa Nova; Calypso
Other Useful Alfred Drumset & Percussion Publications
Mixin' It Up
The Lines & Spaces--Where Instruments Are Indicated
Polka; Waltz; Mexican Hat Dance; Charleston
Using Your Grip--The Fingers
Straight Time/Swing
Bluegrass; Early
Waltz; Shuffle (Rock-a-Billy)
Up Tempo (Fiddle Tunes); Rock; "Train" Rhythm
Fill In the Blanks
Part III: More Basics
Note & Rest Review
Sweet Sixteenths
Mini Music Lesson: Flags and Beams
Digging In!
Sitting In: Early ('60s); Metal; Reggae; Funk