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Beyond the Backbeat

from Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin

By Larry Finn

From Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin. Berklee Guide. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 72 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449447).

Item Number: HL.50449447
ISBN 0634007017. Play Along. 9x12 inches.

Learn how to take any basic rock/funk drum beat and morph it into jazz and world music feels. Improve your chops, expand your versatility, and develop your own style. The accompanying CD features over 90 play-along tracks to test out your morphing techniques as you groove with a Berklee band in all contemporary styles.

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  • April 19, 2005 Expand Your Thinking

    Let 'Beyond the Backbeat' be your first taste of playing different genres of music. Maybe you're strictly a jazz player, or are more comfortable playing rock. Don't get stuck in one style! 'Beyond the Backbeat' demonstrates how minor changes and adjustments can turn a familiar rock beat that...

    you've been playing for years into an up beat Brazilian Samba rhythm. You'll be introduced to Bembe beats, which you may have never heard of before, but will no doubt find provocative and stimulating. This book will help you see the similarities between different drums beats which will give you the skills to move smoothly from one form to the next. The accompnaying CD gives you the opportunity to play along side a Berklee College of Music band. This is a great book for drummers who want to improve their skills and expand their repertoire.

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