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