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The Total Blues Drummer

A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Drumming

By Scott Bihlman

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The Total Blues Drummer (A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Drumming). Composed by Scott Bihlman. For Drumset. Book; CD; Method/Instruction; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. The Total Drummer. Blues. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34375).

ISBN 0739066455. Blues.

The Total Blues Drummer is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues drumming. It covers many of the styles that make blues drumming so rewarding---from the blues sounds of Chicago, Memphis, and Texas to funky blues, jazz blues, and blues-rock. You'll learn drumbeats in the vein of famous artists like Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, and ZZ Top. Start with basic blues beats and end up playing linear "supergrooves" that will help secure your status as a bona fide blues master. Beginning and intermediate players will find all the tools they need to become great drummers, while more advanced players will find a fresh perspective and expert tips on the art of blues drumming. This is the only book you will need in your quest to becoming a great blues drummer. The CD features a full blues band demonstrating the examples in the book.

"It's hard to imagine a more informative and fun blues drumming book than this one."

- Modern Drummer magazine
Recorded Acc. Available.

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started 
  • The Blues Drumset 
  • Holding the Drumsticks 
  • The Metronome 
  • CHAPTER 2: BASIC NOTATION AND THEORY 
  • Drumset Notation Key 
  • Notes and Rests 
  • Note Value Chart 
  • Measures and Repeat Signs 
  • Noteheads and Stems 
  • Time Signatures 
  • Different Notation Styles 
  • Whole Notes, Half Notes, Quarter Notes, and Their Corresponding Rests 
  • Quarter-Note Exercise 
  • Whole-, Half-, and Quarter-Note Exercise 
  • Constructing a Beat Using Quarter Notes 
  • Four Basic Drum Rudiments 
  • CHAPTER 3: EIGHTH NOTES AND RESTS 
  • Eighth-Note Snare Drum Exercise 
  • Basic Eighth-Note Blues Beats 
  • Basic Eighth-Note Fills 
  • Eighth-Note Beat/Fill Combinations 
  • CHAPTER 4: SIXTEENTH NOTES AND RESTS 
  • Sixteenth-Note Snare Drum Exercises 
  • Combining Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Sixteenth Notes, and Rests 
  • Basic Sixteenth-Note Blues Beats 
  • Sixteenth-Note Fills 
  • Sixteenth-Note Groupings 
  • Sixteenth-Note Grouping Fills 
  • CHAPTER 5: THE TRIPLET 
  • Eighth-Note Triplets 
  • Quarter-Note Triplets 
  • Sixteenth-Note Triplets 
  • CHAPTER 6: BASIC BLUES BEATS 
  • CHAPTER 7: THE BLUES TRAIN BEAT 
  • Orchestrating the Train Beat 
  • Around the Drumset 
  • One-Handed Train Beat 
  • More Orchestrations 
  • CHAPTER 8: MORE ABOUT STRAIGHT AND SWING FEELS 
  • Combining Straight and Swing Feels 
  • CHAPTER 9: FUNKY BLUES 
  • Eighth-Note Rhythms 
  • Sixteenth-Note Rhythms 
  • Working the Hi-Hat 
  • Funky Blues Grooves 
  • CHAPTER 10: SWING SIXTEENTHS, THE RIMSHOT, AND GHOST NOTES 
  • Swing Sixteenths 
  • The Rimshot 
  • Ghost Notes 
  • CHAPTER 11: SLOW BLUES GROOVES 
  • 6/4 Time Signature 
  • 6/8 Time Signature and Fills 
  • 12/4 Time Signature and Fills 
  • 12/8 Time Signature and Fills 
  • CHAPTER 12: RIGHT-HAND LEAD 
  • CHAPTER 13: TUNING AND GETTING THE BLUES SOUND 
  • How to Install a Drumhead 
  • Tuning for the Blues 
  • Getting the Blues Sound 
  • CHAPTER 14: SOME BLUES GREATS 
  • Robert Johnson 
  • B. B. King 
  • Buddy Guy 
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan 
  • CHAPTER 15: ADVANCED BLUES SHUFFLES 
  • The Rock Shuffle 
  • Shuffles with a Half-Time Feel 
  • The Double Bass Shuffle and Fills 
  • CHAPTER 16: ADVANCED GROOVES 
  • Linear Grooves 
  • CHAPTER 17: THE BO DIDDLEY BEAT 
  • Fills for the Bo Diddley Beat 
  • CHAPTER 18: PARADIDDLES AND FLAMS 
  • The Paradiddle 
  • The Flam 
  • Flam and Paradiddle Combinations 
  • Flam and Paradiddle Fills 
  • CHAPTER 19: THE DOUBLE-STROKE ROLL 
  • The Thirty-Second Note 
  • The Double-Stroke Roll 
  • The Pinch Technique 
  • Time to Burn 
  • CHAPTER 20: ODD TIME SIGNATURES 
  • 7/8 Time 
  • 7/4 Time 
  • 5/4 Time 
  • 5/8 Time 
  • 9/8 Time 
  • 11/8 Time 
  • CHAPTER 21: SINGLE AND DOUBLE BASS DRUM FOR THE BLUES 
  • Single Bass Drum 
  • Double Bass Drum 
  • CHAPTER 22: BLUES STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS 
  • The 12-Bar Blues 
  • Intros 
  • The Verse 
  • Accenting the First Beat 
  • The Chorus and the Ride Cymbal 
  • Head Signals 
  • Jamming the Blues 
  • Listening 
  • The Groove 
  • CHAPTER 23: CROSS-STICK TECHNIQUE 
  • Appendix 
  • Getting Ready for a Gig 
  • Doing a Soundcheck 
  • Onstage Equipment 
  • Studio Equipment 
  • Transporting and Storing 
  • Your Drums Safely 
  • Conclusion and Listening Guide 

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A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Drumming

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