$14.99
On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Level 2
An Inspiring Method to Playing the Drums, Guided by the Legends
By Rich Lackowski
Item: 00-35145
UPC: 038081395241
ISBN 10: 0739070347
ISBN 13: 9780739070345
PRICE: $14.99
Series: On the Beaten Path
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
This three-volume series teaches you to play the drums using carefully selected beats and fills from hit songs that shaped modern music. Level 2 teaches you to play with over 50 authentic blues and jazz beats and fills by legendary drummers, including Steve Jordan (The Blues Brothers), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Max Roach (Miles Davis), Buddy Rich, and many more. You'll also learn to play double-stroke rolls, buzz rolls, the 9-stroke roll, accents, rim clicks, ghost notes, crescendos, and decrescendos. And you'll learn valuable concepts like call and response, reading and playing cues, and improvisation. Tips, tools, and terms are used throughout the book to introduce key drumming concepts at just the right pace, and the included audio CD contains all the beats and fills presented in the book.

"This series makes it fun to learn to play, learning pieces of inspirational drumming performances to build a rhythmic foundation."
- Robin Tolleson, Modern Drummer

"By the time you complete the course, you'll understand the essentials of being a good drummer and have a well-rounded vocabulary of more than 100 beats gleaned from experts like Art Blakey, Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Ringo Starr, Steven Adler, Levon Helm, and Alex Van Halen."
- Making Music magazine
TITLE COMPOSER
"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)
"In the Mood" (from The Glenn Miller Orchestra's Best of Glenn Miller) (song originally recorded in 1939)
"Sweet Home Chicago" (from The Blues Brothers' The Blues Brothers Soundtrack) (1980)
"Revolution" (from The Beatles' 1967–1970 (The Blue Album)) (1973, originally released in 1968 as the B-side to the "Hey Jude" single)
"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)
"Theme from New York, New York" (from Frank Sinatra's Trilogy: Past Present and Future) (1980)
"Boom, Boom" (from John Lee Hooker's Urban Blues) (1967)
"Everybody Loves Somebody" (ex. 2) (from the Dean Martin's Dream with Dean (1964)
The Path
Basic Blues and Shuffle Fills
"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)
"At Last" (ex. 2) (from Etta James's At Last) (1961)
"Texas Flood" (from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood) (1983)
"Pride and Joy" (from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood) (1983)
"Move It On Over" (from George Thorogood & The Destroyers' Move It On Over) (1978)
"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)
"Pride and Joy" (from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood) (1983)
"Red House" (ex. 1) (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)
"I've Got You Under My Skin" (from Michael Bublé's It's Time) (2005)
"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)
"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)
"Paying the Cost to Be the Boss" (from B.B. King's Complete Collection) (2008, single version originally released in 1968)
"You Shook Me" (from Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin) (1969)
"Bad to the Bone" (from George Thorogood & The Destroyers' Bad to the Bone) (1982)
"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)
"I Want to Be Loved #2" (from Muddy Waters' Hard Again) (1977)
"Manish Boy" (from Muddy Waters' Hard Again) (1977)
"Green Onions" (from Booker T. & the MG's Green Onions) (1962)
"At Last" (ex. 1) (from Etta James's At Last) (1961)
Reading Music Notation---What You Should Already Know
Basic Blues and Shuffle Beats
"Red House" (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced) (1997 remastered version)
"You Shook Me" (from Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin) (1969)
"Everybody Loves Somebody" (ex. 1) (from the Dean Martin's Dream with Dean (1964)
"So What" (from Miles Davis's Kind of Blue) (1959)
Acknowledgements
"Red House" (ex. 2) (from The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced) (1997 remastered version)