$14.99
The New Basics: Rock Drums
A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn
By Pete Sweeney
Item: 00-39262
UPC: 038081439174
ISBN 10: 0739088874
ISBN 13: 9780739088876
PRICE: $14.99
Series: The New Basics
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
Learning to play drums is not about studying---it’s about playing---so it should be FUN! If you’re looking to rock out, do you want to spend hours trying to figure out how to read music, and then slave away at rudiments? We didn’t think so. No, we think you should rock out right away. Start with simple concepts like setting up and tuning your drums then move on to learning basic beats, fills, and even the techniques of some of the greatest drummers of all time. In short, this is not your dad’s drum method. Pick up those drumsticks, open this book, and PLAY!
TITLE COMPOSER
About the Author
Introduction
Slow Blues
Shuffle Rock
FOUR TUNES
Eighth-Note Rock Blues
ROCK DRUM FILLS, FOUR- & EIGHT-BAR FORMS
Eight-Bar Forms
Measure Repeat
Crash Cymbal
Funk Rock Tune
Using a Metronome
Metronome Exercise
Basic Drum Notation
EIGHTH-NOTE-BASED ROCK BEATS: BASIC PATTERNS
Introducing the Hi-Hat
SIXTEENTH-NOTE HI-HAT & CYMBAL BEATS
Tom-Tom
Four-Bar Forms
Fill Tips
Counting Exercises
Basic Note Values
Notes
Eighth Notes
Eighth-Note Rock Beats
The Quarter Rest
The Eighth Rest
Two-Measure Beats and Introducing the Floor Tom
The Ride Cymbal
Two Ways to Play the Ride Cymbal
The Half Rest
EIGHTH-NOTE HI-HAT BEATS
Open and Closed Hi-Hat
Half-Open Hi-Hat Beats
SIXTEENTH-NOTE ROCK
Sixteenth Notes
Note Value Comparison
Practice Suggestions
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DRUMSET
Setting Up Your Drumset
Tuning Your Drums: Two Methods
Cross-Tensioning
HOLDING THE DRUMSTICKS
Matched Grip
Traditional Grip
Practice Tip
COUNTING & NOTE VALUES
TRIPLET ROCK
Heavy Rock Tune
Shuffle Blues
A Few Final Words
Practice Tip
Adding Rests to the Fill
Sixteenth-Note Fills
Hand & Foot Combinations
The Staff, Measures, and Drum Notation
Clockwise Tensioning
Stepped Hi-Hat
Hi-Hat Played with Left Foot
Getting Around the Set