On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock
The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It
By Rich Lackowski
Item: 00-31503
UPC: 038081341675
ISBN 10: 0739056719
ISBN 13: 9780739056714
PRICE: $24.99
Series: On the Beaten Path
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of the progressive rock genre, and explores a dozen legendary drummers that had the most impact on the style. The book will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 36 famous beats and solos from songs by Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta, Tool, Dream Theater, Rush, Frank Zappa, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and others. Amazing photos are included, as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

* Barriemore Barlow
* Terry Bozzio
* Bill Bruford
* Danny Carey
* Vinnie Colaiuta
* Phil Collins
* Michael Giles
* Gavin Harrison
* Carl Palmer
* Neil Peart
* Mike Portnoy
* Jon Theodore
* . . . and more!

On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock is a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!, and voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll!

"Capturing the essence of prog drumming in an educational book isn't easy, but Lackowski does a fine job. Lackowski proves himself a true aficionado and a trusted source. Four stars!"
- Modern Drummer magazine

"This is where Lackowski shines! He has a gift that enables him to break down the core elements of a musical piece and translate those ideas into easily understandable written notation. On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock is a must for anybody who wants to get on the inside track to understanding their heroes."
- Drum.com
Michael Giles (King Crimson)
"The Court of the Crimson King" from In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
"21st Century Schizoid Man" from In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) Intermediate
"21st Century Schizoid Man" from In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) Advanced
"Roundabout" from Yes's Fragile (1972)
"Alaska" from U.K.'s U.K. (1978)
"One More Red Nightmare" from King Crimson's Red (1974)
"Halo" from Deadwing (2005)
Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta)
"Vermicide" from Amputechture (2006)
"Cicatriz E.S.P." from De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)
"Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus" from Frances the Mute (2005)
Danny Carey (Tool)
"Vicarious" from 10,000 Days (2006)
"Ticks & Leeches" from Lateralus (2001)
"Eulogy" from Ænima (1996)
Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull)
"Caught in a Web" from Awake (1994)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
"Pull Me Under" from Images and Words (1992)
"Home" from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)
Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, U.K.)
Neil Peart (Rush)
"The Spirit of Radio" from Permanent Waves (1980)
"La Villa Strangiato" from Hemispheres (1978)
"Tom Sawyer" from Moving Pictures (1981)
"Dance on a Volcano" from A Trick of the Trail (1976)
Phil Collins (Genesis)
"Back in N.Y.C." from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
"The Colony of Slippermen (The Raven)" from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
Music Notation
The Kings of Progressive Rock Drumming
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree)
"Halo" from Deadwing (2005)
The Path
"The Start of Something Beautiful" from Deadwing (2005)
"Thick As a Brick (Side One)" from Thick As a Brick (1972)
"Conundrum" from Bursting Out (1978)
"No Lullaby" from Heavy Horses (1978)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa)
"Watermelon in Easter Hay" from Joe's Garage (1979)
Progography: Other Progressive Rock Drummers and Recordings You Should Know
"Five-Five-FIVE" from Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar (1981)
"Keep It Greasy" from Joe's Garage (1979)
Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, U.K.)
"Danger Money" from U.K.'s Danger Money (1979)
"The Purple Lagoon" from Frank Zappa's Zappa in New York (1978)
"Caesar's Palace Blues" from U.K.'s Danger Money (1979)
Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
"Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 1" from Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
"Tank" from Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
"Tarkus" from Tarkus (1971)