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The New Basics -- Rock Drums

Drumset - Beginner
A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn. Composed by Pete Sweeney. Artist/Personality; Book; CD; Method/Instruction; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. The New Basics. Rock. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39262).

Item Number: AP.39262
ISBN 0739088874. Rock.

Learning to play drums is not about studying---it’s about playing---so it should be FUN! If you’re looking to rock out, do you want to spend hours trying to figure out how to read music, and then slave away at rudiments? We didn’t think so. No, we think you should rock out right away. Start with simple concepts like setting up and tuning your drums then move on to learning basic beats, fills, and even the techniques of some of the greatest drummers of all time. In short, this is not your dad’s drum method. Pick up those drumsticks, open this book, and PLAY!

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • Setting Up Your Drumset 
  • Tuning Your Drums: Two Methods 
  • Cross-Tensioning 
  • Clockwise Tensioning 
  • Holding the Drumsticks 
  • Matched Grip 
  • Traditional Grip 
  • Practice Tip 
  • Counting Exercises 
  • Basic Note Values 
  • Notes 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • The Staff, Measures, and Drum Notation 
  • Using a Metronome 
  • Metronome Exercise 
  • Basic Drum Notation 
  • Introducing the Hi-Hat 
  • Eighth-Note Rock Beats 
  • The Quarter Rest 
  • The Eighth Rest 
  • Two-Measure Beats and Introducing the Floor Tom 
  • The Ride Cymbal 
  • Two Ways to Play the Ride Cymbal 
  • The Half Rest 
  • Open and Closed Hi-Hat 
  • Half-Open Hi-Hat Beats 
  • Stepped Hi-Hat 
  • Hi-Hat Played with Left Foot 
  • Sixteenth Notes 
  • Note Value Comparison 
  • Practice Suggestions 
  • Eight-Bar Forms 
  • Measure Repeat 
  • Crash Cymbal 
  • Tom-tom 
  • Four-Bar Forms 
  • Fill Tips 
  • Getting Around the Set 
  • Adding Rests to the Fill 
  • Sixteenth-Note Fills 
  • Hand & Foot Combinations 
  • Slow Blues 
  • Shuffle Rock 
  • Eighth-Note Rock Blues 
  • Funk Rock Tune 
  • Heavy Rock Tune 
  • Shuffle Blues 
  • A Few Final Words 

The New Basics -- Rock Drums

A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn

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