Building Blocks of Rock (Book + Online Audio)
Fundamental Patterns and Exercises for the Beginning Rock Drummer
97756M
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

BOUT THE AUTHOR   3
PREFACE 4
TABLE OF CONTENTS  5
TERMS   8
NOTE VALOES 9
KEY ... 10
 BLOCK # l
BLOCK # 2
BLOCK # 3
BLOCK # 4 BLOCK # S
BLOCK # 6
BLOCK # 7
 
Basic Beats 11
Building Up to the Next Level. 12
2-Bar Patterns. 12
Changing Over to Playing
on the Ride Cymbal 14
Building Up to the Next Level...
Eighth Notes on the Ride 14
Building Up to the Next Level. 15
Building Up to the Next Level. 16
The Eighth Rest and Beyond. 17
2-Bar Patterns 17
Building Up to the Next Level. 18
Around the Kit. 19
16-Bar Review 20
Fills. 21
Sixteenth Note Figures Introducing a new figure...
the two sixteenth and eighth note! 25
Introducing a new figure...
the eighth note and two sixteenths! 26
Introducing the dotted eighth and
sixteenth note figure! 27
Building Up to the Next Level. 28
Combining Skills...2-Bar Patterns 29
Eighth Note Fills 31
Building Up to the Next Level. 32
Four on the Kick 33
Four on the Snare 34
4-Bar Patterns...Four on the Kick 35
4-Bar Patterns...Four on the Snare 36
Four on the Ride 37
4-Bar Patterns ...Four on the Ride 38
BLOCK # 8
BLOCK # 9
BLOCK # lO
BLOCK # ll
BLOCK # 12
BLOCK # 13
BLOCK # 14
BLOCK # 15
BLOCK # 16
BLOCK # 17
 
Opening the Hi Hat 39
2-Bar Patterns 40
Sixteenth Note Fills 41
Building Up to the Next Level 42
Building Up to the Next Level 43
Building Up to the Next Level 44
One More Level. 45
Sixteenths on the Ride 46
2-Bar Patterns 47
Variations on the Sixteenth
Note Ride Pattern 48
Two-Handed Sixteenths on
the Hi Hat 49
Using Sixteenths in Groups of Four 51
Building Up to the Next Level 52
Building Up to the Next Level 53
Using  a New Figure
Sixteenth-Eighth-Sixteenth 54
2-Bar Patterns 55
Building Up to the Next Level 56
Two-Handed Sixteenth Patterns 57
Sixteeth Note Fills Changing
Drums Mid-Figure 59
Building Up to the Next Level 60
Building Up to the Next Level 61
Up to the Next Leve 62
Ride Variations 63
2-Bar Patterns 64
Building Up to the Next Level. 65
8-Bar Exercise 66
Leaming New Time Signatures 67
The Next New Time Signature... 12/8 68
Fills in 12/8 Time 69
Triplets...Subdividing One
Count by Three 70
2-Beat Fills with Triplets 71
BLOCK # 18

BLOCK # 19

BLOCK # 20

BLOCK # 21

BLOCK # 22
 
Sixteenth Note Figures and Rests 72
Building Up to the Next Level. 73
Moving Up to the Next Level...
2-Bar Patterns 74
Building Up to the Next Level. 75
Using Sixteenths in Groups
Groups of Four...Level 2 76
More Building with Groups
Groups of Four 77
Up to the Next Level. 78
Up to the Next Level. 79
And Yet Another Level. 80
Combination Fills 81
Building Up to the Next Level. 82
Up to Another Level with Fills. 83
Combinations Using 2-Bar Patterns 84
Review - 16-Bar Exercises 90

 
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