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Studio and Big Band Drumming (Book and 2 CDs)

By Steven Houghton

With cd
Composed by Steven Houghton. JI. Book and 2 CDs. Composed 1985. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.070-1990-44).

Item Number: CL.070-1990-44

This book is extremely useful in providing the drummer with the fundamental skills to perform in a studio orchestra, big band, show band or small combo. It includes concepts, ideas and philosophies concerning how to play musically with any type of ensemble. Ideally, this book will prepare the drummer for most reading situations. Written by drumset master Steve Houghton who is well known as an instructor, performer and recording artist and from his numerous clinics as a staff clinician for Yamaha Drums. This comphrensive book comes with plastic covered wire binding so the book lays flat while you play along with the written examples. Book Includes: Definitions of common terms and phrases Exercises in articulation, phrasing, set-ups/fills Recordings of numerous written examples from the book showing common ensemble figures and passages. Play-along drum parts to 10 Big Band & Studio formats recorded on the 2 CD's.

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  • 4

    D. Baker
    Cleveland, TN
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  • May 07, 2012 Still Relevant

    This is an older book but it is still relevant and very useful. The sections are coherent and well thought out and the walk-through of the charts provide valuable insights to how a professional approaches recording. The only draw back is the lack of play along tracks (tracks without...

    drums) in the book. This is due to the age of the publication, but does not hinder the student in attaining the overall goals presented in the book. If you are interested in chart reading in a swing or big band setting, purchase the book and play through it.

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