For the first time, C Paul Herfurth's original books have been completely rewritten with new music and the latest in instrumental technique for a new generation of musicians. The "A New Tune A Day" books have the same logical, gentle pace, and keen attention to detail, but with a host of innovations: the inclusion of an audio CD - with actual performances and backing tracks - will make practice even more fun and exciting, and the explanatory diagrams and photographs will help the student to achieve the perfect technique and tone.
An easy to follow Guitar method for the complete beginner. Covers both melody and chord playing using standard notations and tablature. Introduces all the essential techniques and music fundamentals. Includes chords and melodies of many well known songs in a variety of musical styles.
Released in 1985 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Rhythm Section Drumming was the first book of its kind in the world with drum and bass rhythms, and summaries and arrangements covering Rock, Latin, Funk, Latin Rock and odd time signatures. A highly respected drum set educator, Frank Corniola has spent over 30 years behind the kit both in the studio and as a live performer. He is also Chief Editor, owner and publisher of Australia's #1 drum magazine DRUMscene. RSD is suitable for all drummers, from beginners to advanced and Includes 2 CD's with backing tracks. Now a best-seller worldwide it's also used for the Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) and VCE exams.
George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it first in the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving "control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination," with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.
Voted second on Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books in 1993, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths, dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own examples from it.
150 rudimental solos that have become standards. This book of original solos was especially written to enable the modern drummer to understand more clearly the far reaching possibilities of the 26 rudiments.
The definitive book on bop drumming -- a style that is both the turning point and the cornerstone of contemporary music's development. This comprehensive book and audio presentation covers time playing, comping, soloing, brushes, more jazz essentials, and charts in an entertaining mix of text, music, and pertinent quotes.
This is the most popular book in the series, and can be summarised as: "Progressive Steps To Syncopation, Applied To The Drum Set." So it's like having The Ted Reed syncopation book, only applying the Ted Reed book to the drum set. That plus 5 other books, "All In One." If you learn the contents of this book, you'll be able to read any drum part, presented in any drum chart, drum book, or drum transcription.
Gary Chester was one of the busiest studio drummers of the '60s and '70s and played on hundreds of hit records. His systems have been used and endorsed by drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Danny Gottlieb, and Dave Weckl. This is not just another drum book, but rather a system that will help you develop the skills needed to master today's studio requirements. By working with this book, you'll improve your reading, concentration, coordination, right and left-hand lead, and awareness of the click.
The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world. This special bound edition contains Books 1, 2 and 3 with online audio examples.
Book 2 continues the instruction started in Book 1 and covers: Am, Dm, A, E, F and B7 chords; power chords; fingerstyle guitar; syncopations, dotted rhythms, and triplets; Carter style solos; bass runs; pentatonic scales; improvising; tablature; 92 great songs, riffs and examples; notes in first and second position; and more!