Modern Drum Method Grade 1 (eBook + Online Audio/Video)
21517BCDEB
The Modern Drum Method takes the student measure by measure from the start with the most fundamental drumming concepts presented and demonstrated in a clear manner. The exercises in Grade One focus significantly on reading note and rest values, coordination of the hands and feet, simple quarter note beats with variations, and ideas on positioning and setting up your drum set ergonomically. If you are a new drum student who has just purchased your first kit, or an experienced player looking for ways to impro ...more
Product Number:
21517BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio/Video
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
80
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5378-5
ISBN13:
978-16106-5378-7
Series:
Modern Method
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/25/2011
The Modern Drum Method takes the student measure by measure from the start with the most fundamental drumming concepts presented and demonstrated in a clear manner. The exercises in Grade One focus significantly on reading note and rest values, coordination of the hands and feet, simple quarter note beats with variations, and ideas on positioning and setting up your drum set ergonomically. If you are a new drum student who has just purchased your first kit, or an experienced player looking for ways to improve your fundamentals and sound production, this book and companion downloadable online audio and video will help clarify the mechanical and conceptual drumming skills for you. Throughout, the author explains each drumming topic as if he were teaching a private lesson. Includes access to online audio and video.

• Fundamental techniques for the hands and feet
• Exercises to help develop sight reading ability
• Ideas for positioning and setting up your drum set ergonomically
• Over 100 beat variations featured throughout the text
• Snare drum, bass drum, and hi-hat coordination studies
Introdution
Acknowledgements
Biography
A Note for Parents...What qualities to look for in a drum set teacher
Established Goals
Instruction
Fundamentals
Environment
Practice Makes Better, Not Perfect!
Drumming Principles
Get a Grip! Holding the Sticks
Traditional Grip
Matched German Grip
Matched French Grip
The Basics of Music
Staff v Clef
Repeat Sign
Notes and their parts
Time Signature
Reading is Fundamental
Notes and Rest Values
The Whole Note and Whole Rest
The Half Note and Half Rest
The Quarter Note and Quarter Rest
Rhythm Primer Examples
Stickings with Quarter Notes
Quarter Note and Quarter Rest Exercises
Basics of Music Review
Understanding Note Relationships
Eighth Notes
Quarter Note and Eighth Note Exercises
Eighth Note Triplets
Quarter Notes with Eighth Note Triplet Exercises
Quarters, Eighths, and Eighth Note Triplet Exercises
Eighth Note Triplets with One Rest Exercises
Sixteenth Notes
Sixteenth Note Groupings with Quarter Note Exercises
Sixteenths, Eighths, and Quarter Note Exercises
Reading Sixteenth and Eighth Note Combinations
The Eighth and Two Sixteenth Note Grouping with Quarter Notes
The Eighth and Two Sixteenth Note Grouping with Eighths and Quarters
Two Sixteenths and an Eighth Note Grouping with Quarter Notes
Two Sixteenths and an Eighth Note Grouping with Quarters and Eighths
Two Sixteenths and an Eighth Rest with Quarter Notes
Rebounding Approach with Sticks
Final Note Value Review
Putting it all together! Assembling your Drum Set
Position Your Drums for Play
Drum Set Notation Key
Kick It! Lower Appendages and Pedal Techniques
Sticking Exercises for Your Feet
Playing the hi-hat with sticks
Basic Coordination on the Drum Set with Quarter Notes
Quarter Note Rock Beats
Recommended Study
 
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