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Drums For Dummies

Strong, Jeff

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2. Auflage September 2020
400 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-69551-6
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Become a different drummer

Drumming is natural to all of us--after all, it mimics the regular beat of our hearts. But some of us want to go further and really lay down a big beat. And no wonder--whether you want to become the powerful backbone of a band or just learn how to play a hand drum for pleasure, drumming is a lot of fun. Oh, and it's scientifically proven to make you smarter. Bonus: healthier!

Drums For Dummies gets you going on the road to becoming the drummer you want to be. Get started with the basics--what drums to buy, exercises that build your skills, and playing simple rhythms. Then move into more complex topics, explore drumming styles from around the world, and add other percussion instruments to your repertoire.

Written in an easy-to-follow step-by-step style by respected instructor Jeff Strong, you'll go from banging out basic rhythms--with or without sticks--to acquiring versatility with different styles and types of drum. The book also provides online audio files to drum along with, as well as suggestions for solo approaches to wow your bandmates.
* Understand fundamental techniques
* Hone your technique with exercises
* Explore other percussion instruments
* Care for your drums

The all-time drumming great Neal Peart of the band Rush once said that when he saw a good drummer, all he wanted to do was practice. Drums For Dummies is your best way to do just that--and start hitting your perfect groove.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Setting a Solid Foundation 7

Chapter 1: Drum Basics 9

Chapter 2: I've Got Rhythm 19

Chapter 3: Tapping into Drumming Techniques 31

Chapter 4: Getting a Handle on Hand Drumming Techniques 53

Part 2: Digging into the Drumset 65

Chapter 5: Settling In Behind the Drumset 67

Chapter 6: Rolling into Rock Drumming 81

Chapter 7: Beating the Blues 105

Chapter 8: Rallying Around R&B and Funk 115

Chapter 9: Swinging into Jazz 129

Chapter 10: Looking at Latin and Caribbean Styles 157

Chapter 11: Ratcheting up Your Rock Drumming 171

Part 3: Dressing up Your Drumset Skills 191

Chapter 12: Getting Into the Groove 193

Chapter 13: Expressing Yourself with Fills and Licks 203

Chapter 14: Flying Solo 217

Part 4: Pounding Out the Beat: Traditional Drums and Percussion 225

Chapter 15: Handling Hand Drums 227

Chapter 16: Singling Out Stick-Played Drums 253

Chapter 17: Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Exploring Other Percussion Instruments 273

Chapter 18: Jamming with World Rhythms 291

Part 5: Choosing, Tuning, and Caring for Your Drums 303

Chapter 19: Decision Time: Selecting a Drum of Your Own 305

Chapter 20: Tuning and Maintaining Your Drums 317

Part 6: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Expand Your Drumming Horizons 329

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Finding a Drum Instructor 335

Appendix: How to Use the Website 343

Index 359
Jeff Strong has been a drummer for more than 40 years. His professional experience includes a variety of styles including jazz, rock, Latin, country, blues, and R&B. Jeff has taught drumming for more than three decades and is also the author of Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, 6th Edition.