$29.99
On the Beaten Path
The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them
By Rich Lackowski
Item: 00-28006
UPC: 038081306926
ISBN 10: 0739047396
ISBN 13: 9780739047392
PRICE: $29.99
Series: On the Beaten Path
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
Voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!
Voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll!
This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of a wide selection of genres, including funk, alternative/punk rock, metal, progressive rock, classic rock, jam band, fusion, jazz, and reggae, and explores the legendary drummers that affected each style. This book will lead you through the styles, licks, 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 85 infamous beats and solos from songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rush, Metallica, The Police, Dream Theater, and others. Dozens of amazing photos are featured as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

Book includes:
* Insight into the history and development of Funk, Alternative/Punk Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion, Jazz, and Reggae---plus a listing of essential recordings for each genre
* An audio CD containing all the beats and solos presented in the book
* Dozens of amazing photos
* 250 pages!

*****Drummers include:
* Travis Barker
* Carlton Barrett
* Carter Beauford
* Jason Bittner
* John Bonham
* Danny Carey
* Billy Cobham
* Tré Cool
* Stewart Copeland
* Lowell "Sly" Dunbar
* Jon Fishman
* Mickey Hart
* Topper Headon
* Bill Kreutzmann
* Gene Krupa
* Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste
* Keith Moon
* Vinnie Paul
* Neil Peart
* Mike Portnoy
* Buddy Rich
* Max Roach
* Chad Smith
* John "Jabo" Starks
* Ringo Starr
* Clyde Stubblefield
* Lars Ulrich
* Dave Weckl
* Tony Williams
. . . and more!

"On The Beaten Path may be the most interesting book of the year. It's great entertainment, a great read, and great instruction."
---Phil Hood: Publisher, DRUM! magazine

"Four Stars! It reads like part drum lesson, part drum history lesson. Any drummer would be wise to pick up On The Beaten Path.
---Modern Drummer Magazine

"This is the best book I ever have seen!!! Wow! Love the Buddy Rich and Tony Williams, the John Bonham, the Police, Jon Fishman . . . just great everything. What a masterpiece!!! For me as drummer for 40 years: some mysteries solved . . . "
---Berhnard Castiglioni: Founder, DrummerWorld.com

"Not only is this guide an intuitive instruction on popular drum beats and solos, On the Beaten Path gives in-depth background on 29 world-renowned drummers and insight on what made them famous and what they used to get there."

-International Musician
TITLE COMPOSER
"Dazed and Confused" from Led Zeppelin I (1969)
"Rock & Roll" from Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Keith Moon (The Who)
"Baba O'Riley" from Who's Next (1971)
"Should I Stay or Should I Go" from Combat Rock (1982)
"One Word" from Birds of Fire (1973)
"Let's Go Crazy" from Sandinista! (1980)
Punkography: Other Alternative/Punk Rock Drummers You Should Know
Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)
"Quadrant 4" from Spectrum (1973)
Tony Williams (Miles Davis)
"Red Alert" from The Tony Williams Lifetime's Believe It (1975)
"Red Mask" from Tony Williams's Angel Street (1988)
Metal
"Spectrum" form The Tony Williams Lifetime's Emergency! (1969)
Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
Max Roach (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, etc.)
"The Drum Also Waltzes" from Max Roach's Drums Unlimited (1966)
"Blues Waltz" from Max Roach's Jazz in 3/4 Time (1956)
“Ko-Ko” from Charlie Parker”s Re-Boppers”s The Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes (1945)
Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich Big Band, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, etc)
"Revolution Is My Name" from Reinventing the Steel (2000)
"Walk" from Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
"Becoming" from Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
Tre Cool (Green Day)
Jamography: Other Jam Band Drummers You Should Know
Matt Abst (Gov't Mule)
Claude Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Jaimoe Johanson (The Allman Brothers Band)
Fusion
Dave Weckl (Chick Corea)
"Are We the Waiting" from American Idiot (2004)
"Basket Case" from Dookie (1994)
"Jesus of Suburbia" from American Idiot (2004)
Travis Barker (blink-182)
Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
"Sing, Sing, Sing" from Benny Goodman and His Orchestra's Sing, Sing, Sing (1937)
Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
"King Porter Stomp" from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955)
"Bernie's Tune" from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955)
Jazzography: Other Jazz Drummers You Should Know
Progressive Rock
Louie Bellson (Duke Ellington, Count Basie, etc.)
Papa Jo Jones
Chick Webb
Reggae
Stewart Copeland (The Police)
Danny Carey (Tool)
"Vicarious" from 10,000 Days (2006)
"Ticks & Leeches" from Lateralus (2001)
"Eulogy" from Ænima (1996)
"Roxanne" from Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" from Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru, Peter Tosh, etc.)
"I Am That I Am" from Peter Tosh's Equal Rights (1977)
"Pull Me Under" from Images and Words (1992)
"Home" from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)
"Caught in a Web" from Awake (1994)
Neil Peart (Rush)
Music Notation
Funk/R&B
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
"Give It Away" from Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
"Come Together" from Abbey Road (1969)
Classicrockography: Other Classic Rock Drummers You Should Know
Ginger Baker (Cream)
Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
"Won't Get Fooled Again" from Who's Next (1971)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from The White Album (1968)
Acknowledgements
"Live Wire" from the Meters (1969)
"Say Goodbye" from Crash (1996)
Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jabo" Starks (James Brown)
"The Payback" from the Payback (1973)
"Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine" from Sex Machine (1970)
"Funky Drummer" from In the Jungle Groove (1986)
"Drive In Drive Out" from Crash (1996)
Jon Fishman (Phish)
"Down with Disease” from Hoist (1994)
"Stash" from A Picture of Nectar (1992)
Funkography: Other Funk/R&B Drummers You Should Know
"Limb by Limb" from The Story of the Ghost (1998)
David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)
Tiki Fulwood, Jerome Bigfoot Brailey, and Dennis Chambers (George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic)
Greg Errico and Andy Newmark (Sly & the Family Stone)
Alternative/Punk Rock
Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead)
"Truckin'" from American Beauty (1970)
"Loose Lucy" from Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel (1974)
"Samson & Delilah" from Terrapin Station (1977)
"I Miss You" from blink-182 (2003)
"Slide Walk" from Chick Corea's Elektric Band's Chick Corea's Elektric Band (1986)
"Adam's Song" from Enema of the State (1999)
"Feeling This" from blink-182 (2003)
Nicky Topper Headon (The Clash)
"Train in Vain (Stand by Me)" from London Calling (1979)
"Spur of the Moment Contemporary Drummer + One" (Alfred Publishing) (1987)
"Festival de Ritmo" from Dave Weckl's Master Plan (1990)
Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
"The Noonward Race" from The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
The Path
"Let It Be" from Let It Be (1970)
Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)
"This Is My Own" from Fallout from the War (2006)
"Inspiration on Demand" from The War Within (2004)
"The Light That Blinds" from The War Within (2004)
Fusionography: Other Fusion Drummers You Should Know
Steve Gadd (Chick Corea, Brecker Brothers, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Steps Ahead, etc.)
Lenny White (Return to Forever, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius)
Traditional Jazz
"Enter Sandman" from Metallica, a.k.a. The Black Album (1991)
"Channel 1 Suite" from The Buddy Rich Big Band's Mercy, Mercy (1968)
"Jumpin' at the Woodside" from Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich: Compact Jazz (1955)
"Channel 1 Suite" from The Buddy Rich Big Band's Mercy, Mercy (1968)
Gene Krupa (Benny Goodman Orchestra)
"One" from ...And Justice for All (1988)
"Motorbreath" from Kill 'Em All (1983)
Metalography: Other Metal Drummers You Should Know
"Around the World" from Californication (1999)
Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
"Funk Monks" from Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)
"Hey Pocky A-Way" from Rejuvenation (1974)
"Cissy Strut" from The Meters (1969)
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
Jam Band
Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
"Ants Marching" from Under the Table and Dreaming (1994)
Bill Bruford & Alan White (Yes)
Michael Giles, Bill Bruford, and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
Classic Rock
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
Reggaeography: Other Reggae Drummers You Should Know
Winston Grennan (Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, etc.)
Lloyd Knibb (The Skatalites)
"I Can't Quit You Baby" from Led Zeppelin I (1969)
Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
"Three Little Birds" from Exodus (1977) and Legend (1984)
"La Villa Strangiato" from Hemispheres (1978)
"Tom Sawyer" from Moving Pictures (1981)
Progography: Other Progressive Rock Drummers You Should Know
Terry Bozzio, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa)
"Murder She Wrote" from Chaka Demus & Pliers's Ultimate Collection (1992)
Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley and The Wailers)
"Stir It Up" from Catch a Fire (1973) and Legend (1984)
"Get Up, Stand Up" from Burnin' (1973) and Legend (1984)
"The Real Me" from Quadrophenia (1973)
"The Spirit of Radio" from Permanent Waves (1980)
"Puff She Puff" from Black Uhuru's Red (1981)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
"Walking on the Moon" from Reggatta de Blanc (1979)