$24.99
On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Level 3
An Inspiring Method to Playing the Drums, Guided by the Legends
By Rich Lackowski
Item: 00-37516
UPC: 038081420967
ISBN 10: 0739080970
ISBN 13: 9780739080979
PRICE: $24.99
Series: On the Beaten Path
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book, CD, & DVD (Hard Case)
Instrument: Drum Set
This inspiring three-volume instructional 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 to introduce key drumming concepts at just the right pace. The DVD correlates with all the lessons, beats, and fills 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

TITLE COMPOSER
"Money" (from Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon) (1973)
Time / Meter / Tempo Manipulation
"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 Reggae Beats
"54--46 That's My Number" (from Toots & The Maytals' The Very Best of Toots & The Maytals) (2000, single originally released in 1968)
"The Girl from Ipanema" (from Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, & Stan Getz's Getz/Gilberto) (1964)
"Buffalo Soldier" (from Bob Marley and the Wailers' Confrontation) (1983)
"Straight, No Chaser" (from Miles Davis's Milestones) (1958)
"Blues Walk" (ex. 1) (from Lou Donaldson's Blues Walk) (1958)
"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)
"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)
"One Love / People Get Ready" (from Bob Marley and the Wailers' Exodus) (1977)
"Rootsman Skanking" (from Bunny Wailers' Rootsman Skanking) (1987)
Basic Latin Beats
"Fee" (from Phish's Junta) (1989)
"Desafinado (Off Key)" (from Charlie Byrd & Stand Getz's Jazz Samba) (1962)
More Jazz Beats
"Chameleon" (from Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters) (1973)
The Path
Acknowledgements
Reading Music Notation---What You Should Already Know
Basic Country Beats
"On the Road Again" (from Willie Nelson's 16 Biggest Hits) (1998, originally released on the Honeysuckle Rose soundtrack in 1980)
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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"Me and Bobby McGee" (from Janis Joplin's Pearl) (1971)
"Wherever I May Roam" (from Metallica's Metallica, a.k.a. The Black Album) (1991)
"Stand" (from Blues Traveler's Four) (1994)
"Doodle Loop (The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather)" (from The Meters' Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology) (1995)
"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
"In Walked Bud" (from Thelonious Monk's The Very Best) (2005, song originally recorded in 1947)