• (0)

    There are currently no items in your cart.


Systems, Book 1

Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence

By Ari Hoenig

Customer Rating:   2 Reviews Write a Review


Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence. Composed by Ari Hoenig. Book; Method/Instruction; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection; Technique Musicianship. Jazz. 76 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.98-37458).

Item Number: AP.98-37458
ISBN 0739080156. Jazz.

Can you say four-way coordination? This book will vastly improve students' creative melodic independence and help broaden the musical possibilities of improvisation through theme and variation. This is an in-depth look into jazz comping, using melodies that stress the second triplet note. Each "system" is designed to help drummers prepare for the world of highly rhythmic band improvisation. This intermediate to advanced level book includes hand warm-ups, flam warm-ups, swing prerequisites, triplet displacements, and much more. Audio examples are available for download.

"Those familiar with Ari Hoenig will be aware of his melodic drumming style and this great book gives an insight into that style. ... a serious study in coordination, requiring diligent practice, which will help the student make a vast improvement in their coordination and interpretation of phrases. Five Stars!"

iDrum Magazine

Four Stars!
- Ilya Stemkovsky, Modern Drummer

Look Systems, Book 1

Systems, Book 1

Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence

* = required

How do you rate this item?
Your Screen Name:


This name will appear next to your review. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as "Anonymous".

Review Title:

50 Character maximum.

Review of the Product:

1000 characters maximum.

Rate this product's difficulty level:


Example: "Emeryville, CA"

Email address:


Used to contact you regarding your review. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank.

Review Guidelines
  • Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Do you like the artist? Is the transcription accurate? Is it a good teaching tool?
  • Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Do you usually like this style of music?
  • Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn't.
  • Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.
  • Avoid disclosing contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.), or including URLs, time-sensitive material or alternative ordering information.
  • We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us.
  • All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.
  • Read Sheet Music Plus's complete Privacy Policy

Systems, Book 1

Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence

* = required

Send to email(s):

To send to more than one person, separate addresses with a comma.

Your name:
Your email:
Personal message:

Tell a friend (or remind yourself) about this product. We'll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. You may also enter a personal message.

We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email.

Read our Privacy Policy.

After purchase, you can download your MP3 from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase, you can download your Smart Music from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also download at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players.

Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again.

* = required

Music List Name



Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you've mastered: Music Lists are as unique as the musician! Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

To create a music list, please sign in.

Existing Accounts

Sign In and Add to My Music List

New Accounts

Create Account and Add to My Music List

  • Ratings + Reviews

    Write a Review

    Based on 2 Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
  • February 26, 2015 ari hoeing systems book

    The layout in this book is fantastic, the note melodies are darkened notes while the ostinato is lighter making it easier to read some pretty hard stuff to execute. By moving the melody to other limbs you are internalizing the phrase sound in other pitches and timbres as you struggle...

    through the coordination. If you're a jazz drummer this book is a great new addition to add to your arsenal. If you aren't a jazz musician the exercises in this book will take your drumming to a very musical place and improve your coordination and make you a better drummer ...

    Read More
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Tucson, Arizona
    Difficulty Level:
  • July 02, 2011 Systems

    As a professional drummer and a teacher, I have found this book to be very thorough and well laid out. This book lays out a wide range of approaches to playing melodically, which the author is certainly one of the best modern proponents of. I would highly recommend this book...


    Read More
    15 of 36 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No