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Ostinatos for the Melodic Drumset

By Rob Leytham

Ostinatos for the Melodic Drumset composed by Rob Leytham. For Drum Set. Saddle-stitched, Technic. Rock. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96451).

ISBN 9780786625857. Rock. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book is designed to take the drummer to new heights in limb independence and melodic thought. With the use of repeated patterns played between 2 or 3 limbs on the drum set (the Ostinato), the drummer plays melodic rhythms and phrases around the toms with the available limb(s) over the ostinato. With over 60 pages of Ostinato exercises plus 4 challenging solos at the end, there is no other book like it.

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  • September 05, 2006 Wonderful Book

    I have been working from this book for a few months now. Have only really dug into about the first 5 pages of excersises but already see development in my soloing ability and ostinato coordination. The best thing for me is now I am developing my own material by working...

    thru these excersises. Having been a big fan of Terry Bozzio's soloing...I find this text to be yet another good way of understanding and practical use of the ostinato.

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