The Book of Funk Beats (Grooves for Snare, Bass, and Hi-hat). For Drums. Percussion. Softcover with CD. 80 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500953).
ISBN 1575609223. 9x12 inches.
Increase your beat vocabulary with this cool book/CD pack featuring 600 funk grooves, 10 solos, and 66 fills in an easy-to-read format. Everything here is crafted to increase your funk chops and provide excellent material for performance. The CD includes demo tracks of the solos and fills to make learning easy.
“When I was studying drums and percussion in college, Dave Lewitt was like a living legend to me. Watching Dave play was like watching some kind of a mad scientist or sorcerer on top of a mountain conjuring thunder and lightning! Always playing on a unique setup, Dave plays with a sense of orchestration. With this book he helps us explore countless ways to orchestrate funk grooves between the bass and snare. With over 600 grooves and ideas, this is a treasure trove for the intermediate drummer and beyond!” –Michael “Leroy” Bram, drummer for Jason Mraz.