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Absolute Beginners: Drums - Book 2

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Music Sales America. Instruction. Softcover with CD. 40 pages. Music Sales #AM990572. Published by Music Sales (HL.14000990).

Item Number: HL.14000990

ISBN 0825635608. 9x12 inches.

Learning to play the drums continues to be easier than ever before, with the second book from the celebrated Absolute Beginners series. With this superb book you get a comprehensive drum course featuring step-by-step pictures which take you from the first day exercises to playing along with backing tracks. The book contains practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance, and the CD contains audio versions of the exercises in addition to full-length accompaniment tracks for you to play along with.

  • Introduction 
  • How To Practice 
  • Reading drum tab 
  • Some gentle reminders 
  • Syncopated snare drum patterns 
  • Hints & tips for successful playing 
  • Bass and snare drum patterns 
  • Two-bar drum patterns 
  • "Two-Bar Groove" 
  • Beats using open hi-hat 
  • Sixteenth-note hi-hat patterns 
  • "Sweet Sixteenth" 
  • Quarter-note hi-hat patterns 
  • Drum fills around the kit 
  • Whole-beat break 
  • Half-beat break 
  • More drum fills 
  • Drum rudiments: The paradiddle 
  • Drum rudiments: The flam 
  • Drum rudiments: The long double-stroke roll 
  • "Drum Time" 
  • Summary 
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