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The Total Funk Drummer

A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Funk Drumming

By Pete Sweeney

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A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Funk Drumming. Composed by Pete Sweeney. Method/Instruction; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. The Total Drummer. Funk. Book & CD. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34378).

Item Number: AP.34378
ISBN 0739066463. Funk.

The Total Funk Drummer is a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of funk drumming. You'll start with basic lessons on keeping time, and end up playing highly syncopated beats and fills using advanced techniques like linear drumming. This book features many of the styles that make funk drumming so challenging, yet rewarding, and is meant for all players---from beginners to advanced drummers. Learn everything from New Orleans funk, R&B, and soul to '70s funk, modern alternative funk, drum 'n' bass, and hip-hop. You'll also learn drum beats in the styles of famous funk artists like The Meters, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, The Funk Brothers, Booker T. & the MG's, Tower of Power, Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. The CD features a full band demonstrating the examples in the book. This is the only book you'll need to become a great funk drummer.
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  • About the Author 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • Introduction 
  • PART 1: THE BEGINNING JAZZ DRUMMER 
  • PRACTICING 
  • CHAPTER 1: THE BASICS 
  • Match Grip vs. Traditional Grip 
  • Fulcrum and Motion 
  • Understanding Rhythm 
  • The 26 Standard American Drum Rudiments 
  • CHAPTER 2: GETTING INTO THE DRUMSET 
  • The Setup 
  • Sitting at the Drumset 
  • Tuning 
  • CHAPTER 3: THE BASIC JAZZ RHYTHM 
  • The Swing Feel 
  • The Swing Pattern 
  • Basic Independence 
  • Syncopation 
  • CHAPTER 4: THE VARIOUS STYLES OF JAZZ 
  • Second Line or Street Beat 
  • The Jazz Waltz 
  • Latin Rhythms 
  • Afro-Cuban Rhythms 
  • Straight Eighth Cymbal Patterns 
  • PART 2: THE INTERMEDIATE JAZZ DRUMMER 
  • CHAPTER 5: THE ART OF BRUSHES 
  • Brush Strokes 
  • Brush Patterns 
  • CHAPTER 6: PLAYING TEMPOS 
  • Different Tempos 
  • CHAPTER 7: COORDINATION 
  • Four-Way Coordination 
  • CHAPTER 8: FILLS AND SOLOING 
  • In the Style of Max Roach 
  • In the Style of "Philly" Joe Jones 
  • In the Style of Elvin Jones 
  • In the Style of Tony Williams 
  • PART 3: THE ADVANCED JAZZ DRUMMER 
  • CHAPTER 9: LINEAR PHRASING 
  • Snare Drum Accents 
  • Bass Drum and Cymbal Accents 
  • Linear Phrasing with the Ride Cymbal 
  • CHAPTER 10: ODD TIME METERS 
  • Odd Time Exercises 
  • 5/4 Swing 
  • 5/4 Latin 
  • 7/4 Swing 
  • 7/4 Latin 
  • CHAPTER 11: RHYTHMIC GROUPING 
  • CHAPTER 12: POLYRHYTHMS 
  • Polyrhythmic Ratios 
  • The Rhythm Table 
  • CHAPTER 13: POLYRHYTHMIC LIMBS 
  • Appendix 
  • Improvisation 
  • Professional Advice 
  • Outro 
  • Listening Guide 
  • Sunny Jain Discography