Drums For Dummies Jeff Strong

ISBN: 9780764553578

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Paperback

360 pages


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Drums For Dummies  by  Jeff Strong

Drums For Dummies by Jeff Strong
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 360 pages | ISBN: 9780764553578 | 9.34 Mb

Youve got rhythm- now learn how to use it! Drumming is universal- every musical culture in the world incorporates percussion. From just tapping a straight 4/4 beat with your foot to follow the radio, to the intricate polyrhythms of a West AfricanMoreYouve got rhythm- now learn how to use it!

Drumming is universal- every musical culture in the world incorporates percussion. From just tapping a straight 4/4 beat with your foot to follow the radio, to the intricate polyrhythms of a West African ensemble, the possibilities of keeping time are limitless. If you just cant stop yourself from banging on cans with bent twigs, rolling your fingertips on the kitchen table, or twirling an imaginary drumstick in the air when the radio plays Sweet Home Alabama, the only question is, how to get started?Drums For Dummies takes you from the basics of what makes a drum right through how to carry a solo on a full kit.

Whether youre a budding Buddy Rich or a rising Ringo Starr, youll benefit from author Jeff Strongs straight-ahead guidance on:RhythmTechniqueDrum setsOther drumsWorld beatsStylesGroovesFillsKeeping the musical notation simple for total beginners, this book nonetheless delves into a wide range of music, allowing you to both sample forms of rhythm from across the globe and lay down a foundation in rock, funk, jazz, blues, and Latin.

At the same time, youll find out about the right way to splash a cymbal, kick a bass, slap a conga, scrape an udu, or ring the agogo bells. Youll also discover:How to choose and tune your drumsBackbeats and syncopationsDrummers you should know aboutRattles, bells, and other such percussion instrumentsHow to get a feel for pulse and meterAfrican, Cuban, and Brazilian polyrhythmsAn accompanying CD works closely with the book to bring its exercises straight to your ear, while illustrations show how to hold and strike a huge range of instruments. With a fun, easy-to-understand tone that leaves the standard, dry musical method-speak in the dust, Drums For Dummies will have you shaking, rattling, and rolling in no time.



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