$29.99
On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Complete
An Inspiring Method to Playing the Drums, Guided by the Legends
By Rich Lackowski
Item: 00-37519
UPC: 038081420981
ISBN 10: 0739080997
ISBN 13: 9780739080993
PRICE: $29.99
Series: On the Beaten Path
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & DVD-ROM
Instrument: Drum Set
Learn how to play the drums using a methodical progression of famous drum beats and fills played by some of the best drummers on some of the world’s most famous songs that shaped modern music. This collection combines the entire three-level series of the On the Beaten Path Beginning Drumset Course---the acclaimed method that teaches you how to play drumset using carefully selected legendary beats from songs that shaped modern music. Level 1 starts you off with a wide selection of rock beats and fills by drummers including John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Tré Cool (Green Day), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), and many more. Level 2 expands your vocabulary with dozens of blues and jazz beats and fills by drummers including Steve Jordan (The Blues Brothers), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Max Roach (Miles Davis), Buddy Rich, and many more, that will unlock coordination and syncopation skills that every drummer must master. Level 3 fortifies your drumming knowledge with reggae, country, funk, and Latin beats by legendary drummers including Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley), Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (The Meters), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Neil Peart (Rush), and many more, plus you’ll learn additional concepts like time and tempo manipulation, other time signatures, and a ton of key drumming tools.

The enclosed DVD-ROM includes over 4.5 hours of video demonstrations covering every line of music in the book, plus 142 MP3 audio tracks of every legendary beat and fill.

By the time you complete the On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course Complete, you’ll understand all the essentials of being a good drummer from reading and writing music to playing with healthy technique to keep you drumming for a lifetime---along with a well-rounded vocabulary of over 140 famous beats and fills that you can use to create your own music to start playing in bands.
TITLE COMPOSER
"Pride and Joy" (from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood) (1983)
"Green Onions" (from Booker T. & the MG's Green Onions) (1962)
"At Last" (ex. 1) (from Etta James's At Last) (1961)
"At Last" (ex. 2) (from Etta James's At Last) (1961)
"Texas Flood" (from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood) (1983)
"Blues Walk" (ex. 2) (from Lou Donaldson's Blues Walk) (1958)
"Blues Walk" (ex. 3) (from Lou Donaldson's Blues Walk) (1958)
More Time Signatures
"Money" (from Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon) (1973)
"Pride and Joy" (from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood) (1983)
"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" (from Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You) (1967)
"Bad to the Bone" (from George Thorogood & The Destroyers' Bad to the Bone) (1982)
"Who Do You Love" (from George Thorogood & The Destroyers' Move It On Over) (1978)
"Boom, Boom" (from John Lee Hooker's Urban Blues) (1967)
"I Want to Be Loved #2" (from Muddy Waters' Hard Again) (1977)
"So What" (from Miles Davis's Kind of Blue) (1959)
"In Walked Bud" (ex. 3) (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, song originally recorded in 1947)
"Chelsea Bridge" (from Buddy Rich's The Best of Buddy Rich) (Pacific Jazz) (1997, song originally recorded in 1970)
"In Walked Bud" (ex. 4) (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, song originally recorded in 1947)
"Manish Boy" (from Muddy Waters' Hard Again) (1977)
"Blues Walk" (ex. 1) (from Lou Donaldson's Blues Walk) (1958)
Basic Blues and Shuffle Beats
More Jazz Beats
"Come As You Are" (from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit) (1991)
"Groovy Lady" (from The Meters' Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology) (1995)
"Revolution" (from The Beatles' 1967–1970 (The Blue Album)) (1973, originally released in 1968 as the B-side to the "Hey Jude" single)
"Straight, No Chaser" (from Miles Davis's Milestones) (1958)
"When the Levee Breaks" (from Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV) (1971)
Basic Country Beats
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (ex. 1) (from Green Day's American Idiot) (2004)
"Tippi-Toes" (from The Meters' Struttin') (1970)
"In Walked Bud" (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, song originally recorded in 1947)
More Jazz Fills
"In Walked Bud" (ex. 1) (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, song originally recorded in 1947)
"In Walked Bud" (ex. 2) (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, song originally recorded in 1947)
"Red House" (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced) (1997 remastered version)
"You Shook Me" (from Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin) (1969)
"Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" (from B.B. King's Complete Collection) (2008, single version originally released in 1968)
"Sweet Home Chicago" (from The Blues Brothers' The Blues Brothers Soundtrack) (1980)
"Red House" (ex. 1) (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced) (1997 remastered version)
"Red House" (ex. 2) (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced) (1997 remastered version)
Basic Jazz Beats
"Everybody Loves Somebody" (from Dean Martin's Dream with Dean) (1964)
"What a Wonderful World" (from Louis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits) (song originally recorded in 1968)
Level 1: The Path
About the Author
Acknowledgements
Parts of a Drumset
"I've Got You Under My Skin" (from Michael Bublé's It's Time) (2005)
"Theme from New York, New York" (from Frank Sinatra's Trilogy: Past Present and Future) (1980)
"Straight, No Chaser" (from Miles Davis's Milestones) (1958)
"In a Mellow Tone" (from Duke Ellington's Best of Duke Ellington) (song originally recorded in 1939)
Setting Up the Drums
"In the Mood" (from The Glenn Miller Orchestra's Best of Glenn Miller) (song originally recorded in 1939)
Holding the Drumsticks
Basic Hand Technique
Basic Foot Technique
Reading Music Notation
"Chelsea Bridge" (from Buddy Rich's The Best of Buddy Rich) (Pacific Jazz) (1997, song originally recorded in 1970)
"Blues Walk" (from Lou Donaldson's Blues Walk) (1958)
"The Sidewinder" (from Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder) (1964)
"Moanin'" (from Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers' Moanin') (1958)
Basic Rock Beats
"So What" (from Miles Davis's Kind of Blue) (1959)
"Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" (from The White Stripes' White Blood Cells) (2001)
"Runnin' Down a Dream" (from Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever) (1989)
"Back in Black" (from AC/DC's Back in Black) (1980)
"I Won't Back Down" (from Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever) (1989)
"Jeru" (from Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool) (1949)
Basic Jazz Fills
"In Walked Bud" (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, single originally recorded in 1947)
"I've Got You Under My Skin" (ex. 1) (from Michael Bublé's It's Time) (2005)
"I've Got You Under My Skin" (ex. 2) (from Michael Bublé's It's Time) (2005)
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (from Green Day's American Idiot) (2004)
"Texas Flood" (from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood) (1983)
"Sweet Home Chicago" (ex. 1) (from The Blues Brothers' The Blues Brothers Soundtrack) (1980)
"Sweet Home Chicago" (ex. 2) (from The Blues Brothers' The Blues Brothers Soundtrack) (1980)
"Stone Crazy" (from Buddy Guy's Buddy's Blues) (1997, single originally released in 1962)
"Wherever I May Roam" (from Metallica's Metallica, a.k.a. The Black Album) (1991)
"Stand" (from Blues Traveler's Four) (1994)
"Jamie's Cryin'" (from Van Halen's Van Halen) (1979)
Basic Reggae Beats
"D'Yer Mak'er" (from Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy) (1973)
Parts of a Drum
Drumhead Selection
"54--46 That's My Number" (from Toots & The Maytals' The Very Best of Toots & The Maytals) (2000, single originally released in 1968)
"Buffalo Soldier" (from Bob Marley and the Wailers' Confrontation) (1983)
"One Love / People Get Ready" (from Bob Marley and the Wailers' Exodus) (1977)
Tuning the Drums
"Rootsman Skanking" (from Bunny Wailers' Rootsman Skanking) (1987)
"Come As You Are" (from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit) (1991)
"Everybody Loves Somebody" (ex. 1) (from the Dean Martin's Dream with Dean (1964)
"Everybody Loves Somebody" (ex. 2) (from the Dean Martin's Dream with Dean (1964)
Level 3: The Path
Acknowledgements
Reading Music Notation---What You Should Already Know
"Smoke on the Water" (from Deep Purple's Machine Head) (1972)
"Kashmir" (from Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti) (1975)
"The Weight" (from The Band's Music from Big Pink) (1968)
"Bad to the Bone" (from George Thorogood & The Destroyers' Bad to the Bone) (1982)
"Me and Bobby McGee" (from Janis Joplin's Pearl) (1971)
"Paradise City" (from Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction) (1987)
"You Shook Me All Night Long" (from AC/DC's Back in Black) (1980)
"Hard to Handle" (from The Black Crowes' Shake Your Money Maker) (1990)
"Free Fallin'" (from Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever) (1989)
"I've Got You Under My Skin" (ex. 3) (from Michael Bublé's It's Time) (2005)
"Theme from New York, New York" (from Frank Sinatra's Trilogy: Past Present and Future) (1980)
"Moanin'" (from Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers' Moanin')(1958)
"In Walked Bud" (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, single originally released in 1947)
"Sweet Emotion" (from Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic) (1975)
"Walk This Way" (from Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic) (1975)
Basic Rock Fills
"On the Road Again" (from Willie Nelson's 16 Biggest Hits) (1998, originally released on the Honeysuckle Rose soundtrack in 1980)
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (from The Charlie Daniels Band's Million Mile Reflections) (1979)
Basic Funk Beats
"Free Fallin'" (ex. 1) (from Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever) (1989)
"Free Fallin'" (ex. 2) (from Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever) (1989)
"I Won't Back Down" (from Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever) (1989)
"Doodle Loop (The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather)" (from The Meters' Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology) (1995)
"Unfunky UFO" (from Parliament's Mothership Connection) (1976)
"You Can Make It If You Try" (from Sly & the Family Stones' Stand!) (1969)
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (ex. 2) (from Green Day's American Idiot) (2004)
"Livin' on the Edge" (from Aerosmith's Get a Grip) (1993)
"Back in Black" (from AC/DC's Back in Black) (1980)
"Brick House" (from The Commodores' Commodores) (1977)
"Chameleon" (from Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters) (1973)
"Thinking" (from The Meters' Look-Ka Py Py) (1969)
"Super Bad, Pt. 1" (from James Brown's 70's Funk Classics) (2004, single originally released in 1970)
Basic Latin Beats
"The Girl from Ipanema" (from Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, & Stan Getz's Getz/Gilberto) (1964)
"Fee" (from Phish's Junta) (1989)
"Desafinado (Off Key)" (from Charlie Byrd & Stand Getz's Jazz Samba) (1962)
Drumstick Selection
Level 2: The Path
Acknowledgements
Reading Music Notation---What You Should Already Know
"Move It On Over" (from George Thorogood & The Destroyers' Move It On Over) (1978)
Basic Blues and Shuffle Fills
"You Shook Me" (from Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin) (1969)
"The Trees" (from Rush's Hemispheres) (1978)
"I Hung My Head" (from Sting's Mercury Falling) (1996)
"Tom Sawyer" (from Rush's Moving Pictures) (1981)
Time / Meter / Tempo Manipulation