You Can Teach Yourself Drums by James Morton. For Drum Set. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book/DVD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94495DP).
ISBN 9780786667772. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Drumming made accessible for the complete beginner! This easy to follow book teaches basic drum set percussion concepts progressively, so that is you stick with it, you will have a good foundation upon which to further build your musicianship. Four learning tracks are presented in the book: Technique- including the grip, sticking, and methods used to achieve musical sounds, as well as the principle of learning good habits from the beginning. Reading-basic reading principles are introduced in this book in logical sequence. Writing-By actually notating the rhythms you find challenging, you'll develop an increasingly intimate awareness of the note and rest values if which they are comprised. Application-after basic principles are introduced, you'll have the opportunity to apply them in musical context. The companion video is included. Thorough and easy to understand, this exciting percussion video is loaded with useful information. Recommended for the beginning drummer of any age, You Can Teach Yourself Drums progressively introduces drumset basics from setup and basic sticking patterns to rock and funk grooves and fills involving syncopation.