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On the Beaten Path Metal

The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It

By Rich Lackowski

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The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It. Composed by Rich Lackowski. Artist/Personality; Method/Instruction; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. On the Beaten Path. Metal; Rock. Book & CD. 104 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.32014).

Item Number: AP.32014
ISBN 0739057944. Metal; Rock.

This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of the metal genre and explores a dozen legendary drummers that had the most impact on the style. The book will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 36 famous beats and solos from songs by Metallica, Slipknot, Meshuggah, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Anthrax, and others. There are amazing photos as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

*****Drummers include:
* Chris Adler
* Charlie Benante
* Jason Bittner
* Clive Burr
* Tomas Haake
* Joey Jordison
* Dave Lombardo
* Nicko McBrain
* Vinnie Paul
* Derek Roddy
* Lars Ulrich
* Bill Ward
. . . and more!

On the Beaten Path: Metal is a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer magazine Reader's Poll!, and voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! magazine Reader's Poll!

"Lackowski shines with his ability to break down the transcriptions into logical steps that serve as the building blocks to ultimately becoming proficient in this musical style. This is a well thought out project that not only explains the mechanics required to perform the selected works, but provides a map to understanding the history of metal drumming. It showcases the many uniquely gifted artists and their contributions to the genre, and offers the inspiration to further continue your own pathway of discovery. I highly recommend Rich Lackowski's.

  • The Blister Exists from Vol 3 (The Subliminal Verses) (2004) 
  • Psychosocial from All Hope Is Gone (2008) 
  • Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile) 
  • Powers That Be from Hate Eternal's King of All Kings (2002) 
  • Defiling the Gates of lshtar from Nile's Black Seeds of Vengeance (2000) 
  • Multitude of Foes from Nile's Black Seeds of Vengeance (2000) 
  • Vinnie Paul (Pantera) 
  • Revolution Is My Name from Reinventing the Steel (2000) 
  • Walk from Vulgar Display of Power (1992) 
  • Becoming from Far Beyond Driven (1994) 
  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax) 
  • Indians from Among the Living (1987) 
  • A.I.R. from Spreading the Disease (1985) 
  • Caught in a Mosh from Among the Living (1987) 
  • Dave Lombardo (Slayer) 
  • Chemical Warfare from Haunting the Chapel (1984) 
  • War Ensemble from Seasons in the Abyss (1990) 
  • Angel of Death from Reign in Blood (1986) 
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica) 
  • Enter Sandman from Metollica, a.k.a. The Block Album (1991) 
  • One from ... And Justice for All (1988) 
  • Motorbreath from Kill 'Em All (1983) 
  • Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) 
  • 2 Minutes to Midnight from Powerslave (1984) 
  • Where Eagles Dare from Piece of Mind (1983) Intermediate 
  • Where Eagles Dare from Piece of Mind (1983) Advanced 
  • Clive Burr (Iron Maiden) 
  • Run to the Hills from The Number of the Beast (1982) 
  • Wrathchild from Killers (1981) 
  • Gangland from The Number of the Beast (1982) 
  • Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) 
  • Iron Man from Paranoid (1970) 
  • Black Sabbath from Block Sabbath (1970) 
  • War Pigs from Paranoid (1970) 
  • Metalography: Other Metal Drummers and Recordings You Should Know 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • The Path 
  • Music Notation 
  • The Masters of Metal Drumming 
  • Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) 
  • Pravus from obZen (2008) 
  • Future Breed Machine from Destroy Erase Improve (1995) 
  • Bleed from obZen (2008) 
  • Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall) 
  • This Is My Own from Fallout from the War (2006) 
  • Inspiration on Demand from the War Within (2004) 
  • The Light That Blinds from the War Within (2004) 
  • Chris Adler (Lamb Of God) 
  • Black Label from New American Gospel (2000) 
  • Walk with Me in Hell from Sacrament (2006) 
  • Ruin from As the Palaces Burn (2003) 
  • Joey Jordison (Slipknot) 
  • Wait and Bleed from Slipknot (1999) 

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The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It

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