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Author: James Morton
Format: Book with Audio/Video Online
Instrumentation: Drum Set
Skill Level: Beginning

Drumming made accessible for the complete beginner! This easy to follow book teaches basic drum set percussion concepts progressively, so that is you stick with it, you will have a good foundation upon which to further build your musicianship. Four learning tracks are presented in the book:

  • Technique - including the grip, sticking, and methods used to achieve musical sounds, as well as the principle of learning good habits from the beginning.
  • Reading - basic reading principles are introduced in this book in logical sequence.
  • Writing - by actually notating the rhythms you find challenging, you'll develop an increasingly intimate awareness of the note and rest values if which they are comprised.
  • Application - after basic principles are introduced, you'll have the opportunity to apply them in musical context.

Recommended for the beginning drummer of any age. You Can Teach Yourself Drums progressively introduces drum set basics, from setup and basic sticking patterns to syncopated grooves and fills. Includes access to online audio and video.

  • Introduction
  • Graphic Guides
  • Being A Drummer: A job Description
  • How to Hold the Sticks
  • Lesson 1: Some Basics
  • Lesson 2: Basic Reading
  • Lesson 3: Hand and Foot Coordination Exercises
  • Lesson 4: Basic Blues (Chart 1)
  • Lesson 5: Eighth Notes
  • Lesson 6: Hand and Foot Coordination Exercises Using Eighth Notes
  • Lesson 7: Eighth Rests
  • Lesson 8: Eight Note Rock Beats
  • Lesson 9: Eight Note Rock (Chart 2)
  • Lesson 10: Sixteenth Notes
  • Lesson 11: Hand and Foot Coordination Exercises using Sixteenth Notes
  • Lesson 12: Sixteenth Rests
  • Lesson 13: Eighth and Sixteenth Note Combinations
  • Lesson 14: Two-Handed Sixteenth Note Rock Beats
  • Lesson 15: Sixteenth Note Rock (Chart 3)
  • Lesson 16: Drum Fills
  • Lesson 17: Dotted Notes and Ties
  • Lesson 18: Sixteenth Eighth Sixteenth Combinations
  • Lesson 19: Advanced Eighth Note Rock Beats
  • Lesson 20: Accents and Syncopation
  • Lesson 21: Medium Funk (Chart 4)
  • Lesson 22: Quarter Note Rock Beats
  • Lesson 23: Eighth Note Triplets
  • Lesson 24: Triplet Beats
  • Lesson 25: Slow Blues (Chart 5)
  • Lesson 26: Shuffle Beats
  • Lesson 27: Medium Shuffle (Chart 6)
  • Suggestions for Successful Drumming
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