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Complete Modern Drum Set

By Frank Briggs

Drum Set - Intermediate-Advanced
Composed by Frank Briggs. Wire bound, Technic. Complete. All Styles. Book/DVD Set. 160 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95366DP).

Item Number: MB.95366DP

ISBN 9780786668342. All Styles. 9 x 13 inches.

This book offers challenging material for the intermediate to advanced drummer. Addressing a multitude of styles, Frank Briggs helps guide your playing to a higher plane while improving your technique and raising your awareness of cutting edge concepts such as metric modulation, displaced beats, polyrhythms, and more. Frank Briggs states, "He believes the more you know about different styles and the inner workings of time and phrasing, the better your ability to contribute to the music at hand. The clearer you see the parallels or the common threads that tie these concepts together, the more freedom you will have to express yourself."

This package includes the companion DVD:
Re-edited from the original masters, this DVD offers challenging material for the intermediate to advanced drummer. All special effects have been removed and the sound track has been encoded in Dolby Digital stereo. Twenty-one play-along tracks, CueLink(tm) and a metronome make this DVD the most valuable cutting edge educational tool for drummers on the market today. This DVD features complete performances of Red Moon, Home, Along the Mohawk, Sketch/Electric and more. It includes over 115 minutes of drumming and is the perfect companion to the Complete Modern Drum Set Book (nearly every page in the book is performed... including page headers and pattern numbers for easy reference).

  • Section 1 - Rudimental StudiesAn introduction to the standard rudiments and how they might be applied to the drumset in the form of exercises grooves and fills. 
  • Section 2 - Linear PatternsThe "linear section" includes coordination techniques needed to play Some of the patterns in the groove sections. 
  • Section 3 - Straight eighth, sixteenth and thirty-second note patterns as applied to R & B, Funk and Rock 
  • Section 4 - Grooves based on triplets and 12/8 time. 
  • Section 5 - Challenging and musical grooves from around the world 
  • Section 6 - Odd Meters 
  • Section 7 - Over the Bar 
  • Section 9 - Drum Charts and Play Along section 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • November 19, 2007 A must have.

    This book is well put together. It cover's a range of topics such as: rudiments, odd meters, metric modulation, a wide veriaty of different styles & grooves etc. It also includes some play alongs with accompanying charts. This is a book that every student should have in his/her library...


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