Building Blocks of Rock (Book + Online Audio)
Fundamental Patterns and Exercises for the Beginning Rock Drummer
Beginning drum books can make or break a student's desire to learn the instrument. This book was conceived by a seasoned professional with the idea of developing a collection of exercises that effectively balance simplicity to hold the student's interest. The techniques have been tried and tested through the author's many years of teaching beginning rock drumming. The end result of the author's efforts is a book that specifically addresses the rock drum kit as used in today's pop music. This comprehensive, ...more
Product Number:
97756M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
96
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9126-3
ISBN13:
978-07866-9126-5
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/31/2015
Beginning drum books can make or break a student's desire to learn the instrument. This book was conceived by a seasoned professional with the idea of developing a collection of exercises that effectively balance simplicity to hold the student's interest. The techniques have been tried and tested through the author's many years of teaching beginning rock drumming. The end result of the author's efforts is a book that specifically addresses the rock drum kit as used in today's pop music. This comprehensive, progressive method provides all the concepts and guidance needed to develop solid basic rock drumming skills. Includes access to online audio.
Building Blocks of Rock

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  
PREFACE 
TABLE OF CONTENTS  
TERMS  
NOTE VALUES 
KEY ... 
BLOCK # l 
BLOCK # 2 
BLOCK # 3 
BLOCK # 4 BLOCK # S 
BLOCK # 6 
BLOCK # 7 
Basic Beats  
Building Up to the Next Level.  
2-Bar Patterns 
Changing Over to Playing 
on the Ride Cymbal  
Building Up to the Next Level... 
Eighth Notes on the Ride  
Building Up to the Next Level.  
The Eighth Rest and Beyond.  
2-Bar Patterns  
Building Up to the Next Level.  
Around the Kit 
16-Bar Review  
Fills 
Sixteenth Note Figures Introducing a new figure... the two sixteenth and eighth note!  
Introducing a new figure... the eighth note and two sixteenths!  
Introducing the dotted eighth and sixteenth note figure!  
Building Up to the Next Level
Combining Skills...2-Bar Patterns  
Eighth Note Fills  
Building Up to the Next Level. 
Four on the Kick 
Four on the Snare  
4-Bar Patterns...Four on the Kick  
4-Bar Patterns...Four on the Snare  
Four on the Ride  
4-Bar Patterns ...Four on the Ride  
BLOCK # 8 
BLOCK # 9 
BLOCK # lO 
BLOCK # ll 
BLOCK # 12 
BLOCK # 13 
BLOCK # 14 
BLOCK # 15 
BLOCK # 16 
BLOCK # 17 
Opening the Hi Hat  
2-Bar Patterns 
Sixteenth Note Fills  
Building Up to the Next Level  
One More Level.  
Sixteenths on the Ride  
2-Bar Patterns  
Variations on the Sixteenth 
Note Ride Pattern 
Two-Handed Sixteenths on the Hi Hat 
Using Sixteenths in Groups of Four  
Building Up to the Next Level  
Using a New Figure 
Sixteenth-Eighth-Sixteenth  
2-Bar Patterns  
Building Up to the Next Level  
Two-Handed Sixteenth Patterns  
Sixteeth Note Fills Changing 
Drums Mid-Figure  
Building Up to the Next Level  
Building Up to the Next Level  
Up to the Next Level  
Ride Variations  
2-Bar Patterns  
Building Up to the Next Level. 
8-Bar Exercise 
Leaming New Time Signatures 
The Next New Time Signature... 12/8 
Fills in 12/8 Time  
Triplets...Subdividing One 
Count by Three  
2-Beat Fills with Triplets  
BLOCK # 18 
BLOCK # 19 
BLOCK # 20 
BLOCK # 21 
BLOCK # 22 
Sixteenth Note Figures and Rests  
Building Up to the Next Level.  
Moving Up to the Next Level... 
2-Bar Patterns  
Building Up to the Next Level.  
Using Sixteenths in Groups 
Groups of Four...Level 2 7
More Building with Groups 
Groups of Four 
Up to the Next Level. 
And Yet Another Level 
Combination Fills  
Building Up to the Next Level.  
Up to Another Level with Fills.  
Combinations Using 2-Bar Patterns  
Review - 16-Bar Exercises  
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
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