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Classic Rock Drummers

By Ken Micallef

Book. Drum Reference, Pop Reference, Biography/Composers & Musicians. Softcover with CD. 112 pages. Backbeat Books #0879309075. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331751).

Item Number: HL.331751

ISBN 0879309075. 8x11 inches. Book/CD Pack by Ken Micallef The Way They Play Series.

Exploring technique, history, musicality and instrumental details, this book covers every aspect of the major drummers of the classic rock era: Keith Moon (The Who), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), among others. Each drummer's standout tracks are here in detail: choice of notes, how the parts strengthened and supported the music, and lasting influences on the drummers of today and music at large. The accompanying CD features sound samples of the styles of the profiled drummers. Includes historically accurate drum equipment setups.

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  • 3

    Ross Chaney
    Dublin, Ireland
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  • 2007-06-30 00:00:00.0 Good Info,Poor transcriptions

    I ordered this book thinking it would be much like Joe Bergamini's "MD Classic Tracks" as in Transcriptions with backround detail etc to accompany,rather,this is a book of information about the drummers with transcription excerpts as accompaniment,the transcriptions are for the most part below par, though...

    ,as a book, it is interesting and SOME of the transcriptions might be of some interest, could have been much better but a good book all the same.

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