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Realistic Drum Styles

Expand Your Arsenal of Techniques

By Carmine Appice

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Expand Your Arsenal of Techniques. Composed by Carmine Appice. Artist/Personality; Book; Method/Instruction; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. Rock. 88 pages.

Item Number: AP.35140

ISBN 0739070312. Rock.

This reissue of Carmine Appice's classics Realistic Double Feet and Realistic Reggae Rock will propel your rock drumming to new heights! This edition features new exercises, a play-along recording and bonus QuickTime video demos.
Realistic Double Feet will get your double bass drumming skills ROCKING! All firmly grounded in rock drumming, the 12 lessons will take you through strengthening and coordination exercises, triplet patterns, shuffle grooves, exercises in 3/4, and fills. Each lesson concludes with a solo using the techniques you learn throughout the book. There is also a new section on "Double Feet Control" with video examples featuring John Tempesta from White Zombie. You'll quickly learn to annihilate your double bass drums just like Carmine.
Realistic Reggae Rock explores the challenging rhythmic possibilities of hybrid rock/reggae grooves. The lessons take you through various eighth-note and sixteenth-note grooves, complete with 12-, 16-, and 20-bar exercises that use everything you've learned. Carmine then offers tons of fill and riff ideas, and completes the book with his "Three Levels of Rhythm" concept. The CD includes newly recorded play-along examples.
Both books are must-have classics for the serious rock drummer.

  • Introduction 
  • Realistic Reggae Rock 
  • Realistic Double Feet 
  • Realistic Double Feet: Reggae 
  • Realistic Scrap Book 
  • Introduction to Realistic Reggae Rock 
  • Key to the Book 
  • Part I: Hi-Hat Patterns 
  • Exercises 
  • 4 Bar Phrases 
  • Part II: Dotted Eighth and Sixteenths 
  • 12 Bar Exercise 
  • Part III: Two Bar Exercises (or more!) 
  • Dotted Sixteenths and Thirty-Seconds 
  • 20 Bar Exercise 
  • 16 Bar Exercise 
  • Part IV: Reggae Drum Fills 
  • 2 Bar Fills 
  • Part V: Three Levels of Rhythm 
  • Contents of the Audio Tracks 
  • Equipment List (1983) 
  • Discography (1983)