History of the Drumset
Valentine’s Day Gifts
BOOK LEVEL: ALL $24.99
Much like his DIY approach to playing drums and building a career with his band Lamb of God, award-winning drummer Chris Adler is carving his own path as author, publisher, and transcriber (with the help of up-and-coming metal drummer Travis Orbin) with his first book, The Making of New American Gospel. The book contains detailed drum charts for each tune from LOG’s debut album, plus introductory essays from Adler that cover everything from the band’s beginnings to the writing process for New American Gospel to the challenges of having to record, mix, and master an entire record in just seven days. Adler’s tone is friendly, open, and honest, making for a revealing glimpse at the inner workings of one of metal’s most powerful and sometimes most tumultuous bands. (Adler Publishing) Michael Dawson.
click on the addresses below to purchase books and for more info.
BOOK/CDS (2) LEVEL: ALL $34.95
Recently updated by its coauthors to include nearly a hundred more reference grooves, this ambitious 200-plus-page tome continues to inspire, offering a variety of rhythmic concepts, from polka patterns to reggae beats to variations on the Afro-Cuban mambo. While the book’s wide scope will undoubtedly draw criticism from drumming specialists of all stripes, the newly added grooves and historical info included here help forge a more complete guide. Although CD track sequences are (sometimes) out of sync with the text, a “Quick Reference” section and bite-size exercises help users navigate this encyclopedic behemoth. Mix in an intro by Simon Phillips, and beginners and advanced players alike have a credible, valuable, and manageable rhythmic resource. (seesharppress.com)
Wave your drumstick like a wand……and enunciate………
- Twelve Drummers Drumming, http://www.amazon.com