(A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Hip-Hop to Jazz)Pete Sweeney - Alfred Music Publishing
After students have learned the basics of the drumset, it's time for them to explore new styles and techniques to help them become well-rounded and more knowledgeable players. With The Drumset Style Resource, they will be exposed to a variety of musical influences that will help them create a unique, original, and exciting sound. They will discover secrets for developing good hand control, learn about important players, work on reading skills, and play essential grooves in many different styles. Topics and exercises include: an exploration of styles from rock and jazz to reggae and Afro/Cuban; warm-ups and stick control exercises to improve technique; techniques for developing a solid, consistent groove; exercises to prepare for sight-reading; practical tips on how to improve timekeeping. The included CD clearly demonstrates the musical examples in the book.