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101 Breaks 101 Breaks (The Ultimate Guide to Breaks and Fill-Ins)
Assaf Kraus - Alfred Music Publishing

The Drummies 2014 Best Drumming Book runner up, this book was written with both beginner and advanced drummers in mind, and is meant to enhance the technical skills of the drummer through melodic breaks... view details

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Advanced Funk Studies Advanced Funk Studies
Rick Latham - Rick Latham Pub Co

This well-known method book is a compilation of techniques used in funk and fusion drumming including hi-hat patterns, fill patterns, solos and transcriptions of some of the most famous funk grooves.  The book... view details
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Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer (Coordinated Independence as Applied to Jazz and Bebop)
Jim Chapin - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Written by renowned teacher Jim Chapin, this classic jazz independence book teaches coordination, sticking, speed and endurance and now comes with two CDs.  A great resource for both the beginner and the more... view details
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Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Rhythms for the Drums Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Rhythms for the Drums
Various Composers - Hal Leonard Corporation

Learn about the wonderfully rich music which is derived from the fusion of the cultures of West Africa, Europe, and the indigenous Indian cultures of the Caribbean region with this book and CD pack. Most of... view details
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The Art of Bop Drumming The Art of Bop Drumming
John Riley - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

The definitive book on bop drumming!  This comprehensive book covers time playing, comping, soloing, and brushes, with great tips on musicality and insightful quotes from some of the greatest bop drummers.... view details
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Big Band Drumming Big Band Drumming (An Experienced Drummer's Approach to Playing and Reading Drum Charts)
Ray Von Ratz - Hal Leonard Corporation

This book and CD pack teaches drummers not how to read music notation, but how to interpret and play a drum chart. There are two charts for every song: one is a standard professional chart, and the other is a... view details
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Big Band Drumming Fill-osophy Big Band Drumming Fill-osophy
Steve Fidyk & Dave Black - Alfred Music Publishing

This book and CD offers a comprehensive approach to playing and interpreting fills in a big band setting. With advice on how to interpret section and ensemble figures, the authors give detailed information... view details
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Big Band Drumming at First Sight Big Band Drumming at First Sight
Steve Fidyk - Alfred Music Publishing

With Big Band Drumming at First Sight, Steve Fidyk offers a comprehensive approach to improve sight-reading skills in a big band setting. With advice on how to accompany different musical forms and... view details
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Contemporary Jazz Styles for Drums Contemporary Jazz Styles for Drums (The Collective Contemporary Styles Series)
Peter Retzlaff & Ian Froman - Hal Leonard Corporation

Peter Retzlaff and Ian Froman provide an overview of jazz playing from early small group jazz right up through post-bop and ECM styles. Retzlaff's section contains a complete approach to ride cymbal... view details

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The Drum Also Struts The Drum Also Struts (Melodic Soloing for the Drum Set)
Jeffrey Vigness - Vigness Music, LLC

The Drum Also Struts presents an opportunity for drum set players to explore an aspect of their instrument that is overlooked far too often: playing and soloing melodically. The 10 play-along... view details

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Drum Set Essentials Vol. 1 Drum Set Essentials Vol. 1
Peter Erskine/ed. Morris - Alfred Music Publishing

A great introduction to fundamental drumset technique, the first volume in this series by world-renowned drummer Peter Erskine addresses hand and foot technique, musicality and elementary beats.  Whether... view details
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Drum Set Etudes, Book 1 Drum Set Etudes, Book 1
Joe Holmquist - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

37 different etudes ranging from the easy to medium levels. Several are on contest lists.... view details
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The Drumset Style Resource The Drumset Style Resource (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... view details
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Essential Drum Fills Essential Drum Fills
Peter Erskine - Alfred Music Publishing

Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that renowned drummer Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and/or playing over the years.  The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of... view details

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The Evolution of Jazz Drumming The Evolution of Jazz Drumming
Danny Gottlieb - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Evolution of Jazz Drumming presents a complete historical overview and analysis of jazz drumming. Designed as a guide and workbook for the high school, college level, and professional drummer,... view details

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Grooves You Can Use Grooves You Can Use (155 Essential Drumbeats in Popular Styles)
Scott Schroedl - Hal Leonard Corporation

Drum set players can develop drumming versatility as they master these grooves for all occasions.  This book and CD package contains 155 drumbeats in styles such as classic rock, modern rock, hip-hop and rap,... view details
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Hal Leonard Drumset Fills Hal Leonard Drumset Fills
John Calarco - Hal Leonard Corporation

While many of the 500 patterns in this book can be applied to just about any musical style, the author has grouped the fills into the specific genres in which they would likely appear. Styles include rock,... view details

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How to Play Drums in a Big Band How to Play Drums in a Big Band
Rich Thompson - Advance Music

Improvisation is at the heart of jazz, but knowing how to play stylistically correct in a large jazz ensemble is also a necessity.  The books in this series provide tips, suggestions, examples and a play-along... view details
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Jazz Drum Set Etudes Jazz Drum Set Etudes (A Guide for Developing Solo Techniques and Melodic Vocabulary, Vol. 1)
Jake Reed - Alfred Music Publishing

This volume explores a musical approach to developing jazz vocabulary around the drum set, featuring 60 exercises ranging in duration from short passages to extended solos. The book aims to teach a... view details

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Jazz Drummer's Workshop Jazz Drummer's Workshop (Advanced Concepts for Musical Development)
John Riley - Hal Leonard Corporation

A great collection of articles written by John Riley organized into three sections: Concepts, The Masters Speak, and The Chop Shop. "Concepts" explores time-keeping, groove, comping, soloing and odd times.... view details
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Jazz Drumming Jazz Drumming (How to Apply Your Vocabulary to the Drum Kit in a Musical Fashion)
Donny Gruendler - Hal Leonard Corporation

Jazz Drumming is designed to help today's rock, pop, and R&B drummer learn the jazz idiom quickly and efficiently. It is an inclusive and in-depth study of how to authentically perform... view details

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The Jazz Waltz The Jazz Waltz
Andy Ziker - Alfred Music Publishing

The Jazz Waltz is not only meant for professional drummers looking to improve their craft, but for up-and-coming jazzers, band directors and additional rhythm section members as well. Playing in 3/4... view details
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On the Beaten Path: Jazz On the Beaten Path: Jazz (The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It)
Rich Lackowski & John O'Reilly, Jr - Alfred Music Publishing

On the Beaten Path: Jazz is an essential exploration of 12 world-renowned jazz drummers, their influences, the music they made famous, and the gear they played. Authentic transcriptions and... view details

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