$14.99
On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Level 3
An Inspiring Method to Playing the Drums, Guided by the Legends
By Rich Lackowski
Item: 00-35445
UPC: 038081396446
ISBN 10: 0739071300
ISBN 13: 9780739071304
PRICE: $14.99
Series: On the Beaten Path
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
This inspiring three-volume series teaches you to play the drums using carefully selected beats and fills from hit songs that shaped modern music. Level 3 teaches you to play with over 30 authentic country, funk, reggae, Latin, and jazz beats and fills by legendary drummers, including Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley), Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (The Meters), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Neil Peart (Rush), and many more. You'll also learn about first and second endings, polyrhythms, sextuplets, dropping bombs, rim shots, open hi-hat splashes, stick clicks, the 5-stroke roll, trading fours, and buzz strokes. Plus, you'll learn to play in more time signatures, and to play double time, half time, ritardandos, and accelerandos. 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
The Path
Acknowledgements
Reading Music Notation---What You Should Already Know
"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)
"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)
"Rootsman Skanking" (from Bunny Wailers' Rootsman Skanking) (1987)
"Wherever I May Roam" (from Metallica's Metallica, a.k.a. The Black Album) (1991)
"Stand" (from Blues Traveler's Four) (1994)
"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)
"Straight, No Chaser" (from Miles Davis's Milestones) (1958)
"Me and Bobby McGee" (from Janis Joplin's Pearl) (1971)
Basic Country Beats
"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
"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
"Groovy Lady" (from The Meters' Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology) (1995)
"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)
"Tippi-Toes" (from The Meters' Struttin') (1970)
"Brick House" (from The Commodores' Commodores) (1977)
Basic Reggae Beats
"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)
"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)
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)
More Jazz Beats
"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)
"Blues Walk" (ex. 1) (from Lou Donaldson's Blues Walk) (1958)