Blues Drums Method (Book + Online Audio)
An Essential Study of Blues Drums for the Beginning to Advanced
Blues Drums, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, contains over 250 examples of blues drum patterns and technique-building exercises! Subjects covered in this book are: The History of Blues Drumming; Choosing Your Instrument and Getting Your Sound; Exercises for Development of Technique (Sticking and foot patterns specific to playing blues); Blues Shuffles & Swing Beats, Slow Blues, Ballads and the Triplet Groove (12/8 Time); Blues Rhumba, Calypso Beats and Samba Feel; Two-Beat/Cut Time; Early Rock ...more
Product Number:
21066M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Pages:
56
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
078669694X
ISBN13:
978-07866-9694-9
Series:
School of Blues
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/17/2016
Blues Drums, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, contains over 250 examples of blues drum patterns and technique-building exercises! Subjects covered in this book are: The History of Blues Drumming; Choosing Your Instrument and Getting Your Sound; Exercises for Development of Technique (Sticking and foot patterns specific to playing blues); Blues Shuffles & Swing Beats, Slow Blues, Ballads and the Triplet Groove (12/8 Time); Blues Rhumba, Calypso Beats and Samba Feel; Two-Beat/Cut Time; Early Rock 'n' Roll and Surf Beats; New Orleans, Soul and Funk Influences; and Build-ups & Fills.

This book is accompanied by an online audio recording of all examples played on the drums with the backing of the School of the Blues All-Star Band. It is recommended that you also purchase Blues Drums Play-Along Trax to have full-length play-along trax for you to apply what you learn in this book. Includes access to online audio.
Table of Contents
About the Author & School of the Blues Lesson Series
About this Book
The History of Blues Drumming
Chapter 1 - Choosing Your Instrument and Getting Your Sound
Chapter 2 - Basic Principles of Music

Subdivision Chart & Notation Key
Chapter 3 - Exercises for Development of Technique
Duple Sticking Patterns (Ex. 3.1) - Track 2
Triplet Sticking Patterns (Ex. 3.2)
Duple and Triplet Foot Patterns (Ex. 3.3-3.6_ - Track 3
Ride Pattern Exercises (Ex. 3.7-3.9) - Tracks 4-5
Swing & Shuffle Ride Pattern Played on Snare Drums (Ex. 3.10-3.11)
Rudiments Applied to Shuffle Sticking (Ex. 3.12)
The Flam and Flam Tap (Ex. 3.13-3.19) - Track 6
Eighth Note Accent Exercises (Ex. 3.20) - Track 7
Triplet Accent Exercises (Ex. 3.21) - Track 8
Chapter 4 - Blues Shuffles & Swing Beats
Blues Shuffle - Brushes Focus (Ex. 4.1-4.6) - Track 9
Blues Shuffle - Sticks Focus (Ex. 4.7-4.16) - Track 10-11
Blues Shuffle - Hi-Hat Focus (Ex. 4.17-4.21) - Track 12
Blues Shuffle - Bass Drum Focus (Ex. 4.22-4.34) - Track 13
Jazz Shuffle (Ex. 4.35-4.37) - Track 14
Backward Shuffle (Ex. 4.38-4.44) - Tracks 15-16
Shuffle with Swing Ride/Snare (Ex. 4.45-4.56) - Tracks 17-19
Chapter 5 - Slow Blues, Ballads and the Triplet Groove (12/8 Time)
Ex. 5.1-5.19 - Tracks 20-21
Chapter 6 - Blues Rhumba, Calypso Beats and Samba Feel
Sticking Patterns for Blues Rhumba & Calypso Beats (Ex. 6.1) - Track 22
Foot Patterns for Blues Rhumba & Calypso Beats (Ex. 6.2-6.6) - Track 23
Blues Rhumba & Calypso Beats (Ex. 6.7-6.21) - Tracks 24-26
Blues Bossa Nova (Ex. 6.22-6.23) - Track 27
Something Bluesy, But Not Swing (Ex. 6.24-6.26) - Track 27
Changing from a Latin Groove to a Shuffle/Swing Groove (Ex. 6.27) - Track 28
Chapter 7 - Two Beat/Cut Time
Ex. 7.1-7.10 - Tracks 29-30
Chapter 8 - Early Rock 'n' Roll and Surf Beats
Early Rock 'n' Roll (Ex. 8.1-8.8) - Track 31
Surf Beat (Ex. 8.9-8.19) - Track 32
Chapter 9 - New Orleans, Soul and Funk Influences
Ex. 9.1-9.15 - Tracks 33-36
Chapter 10 - Build-ups & Fills
Build-ups (Ex. 10.1-10.5) - Tracks 37-38
Shuffle & Swing Drum Fills - Chapter 4 (Ex. 10.6-10.23) - Tracks 39-42
Slow Blues & 12/8 Feel Drum Fills - Chapter 5 (Ex. 10.24-10.30) - Track 43
Rhumba, Calypso & Latin Drum Fills - Chapter 6 (Ex. 10.31-10-35) - Track 44
Two-Beat Drum Fills - Chapter 7 (Ex. 10.36-10.37) - Track 45
Early Rock 'n' Roll & Surf Beat Drum Fills - Chapter 8 (Ex. 10.38-10.39) - Track 46
New Orleans, Funk & Soul Drum Fills - Chapter 9 (Ex. 10.40-10.45) - Track 47
Glossary of Terms
Thanks & Musicians
 
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