Drums: The Complete Picture Guide to Playing Drums

Drums: The Complete Picture Guide to Playing Drums

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(Music Sales America). Budding drummers start here with this terrific pack, telling you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up your sticks. Check out the CD containing audio versions of the exercises in addition to full-length accompaniment tracks for you to play along with. Includes essential basic information on how to set up a drum kit, use sticks and the bass pedal, and identify and differentiate between drum types and rhythm techniques. Includes play-along CD with backing tracks and black and white photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780711974296
Publisher: Music Sales America
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Absolute Beginners Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 808,705
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard LLC has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

Table of Contents

The drum kit5
Setting up your kit6
Tuning your drums8
The matched grip13
The stroke14
The bass drum15
Reading music16
A word about rhythm17
Join the band18
Counting time19
Basic rock rhythms20
Take a rest!21
Play with the band22
Basic drum patterns23
The rhythm section24
Snare drum patterns25
The crash cymbal26
Snare and bass drum patterns27
Drum fills29
Setting up the hi-hat30
The ride cymbal31
The Grand Finale34
Care and maintenance36
Classic drum parts39
Further reading40

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