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Learn to Play the Drumset - Book 1

Book 1/CD Pack

By Peter Magadini

Book 1/CD Pack. Composed by Peter Magadini. Percussion. Beginning, Play Along. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.6620030).

Item Number: HL.6620030

ISBN 0634005243. 9x12 inches.

Now with CD accompaniment! This unique method starts students out on the entire drumset and teaches them the basics in the shortest amount of time. Book 1 covers basic 4- and 5-piece set-ups, grips and sticks, reading and improvisation, coordination of hands and feet, and features a variety of contemporary and basic rhythm patterns with exercise breakdowns for each. Book 2 continues instruction with more improvisation exercises, playing triplets, flams and flam beats, practical musicianship tips, equipment selection and many more techniques and skills. The accompanying CDs feature demonstrations of the exercises.

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  • 5

    Ches Smith
    Brooklyn, NY
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  • June 07, 2018 A great crash course

    Although I sought Pete Magadini out twenty years ago because of his book The Musician's Guide to Polyrhythm, I am thankful he had me work through Learn To Play the Drumset. It is full of to-the-point practical studies that gave me what I needed to break through...

    to working full time as a musician in a variety of gigs in the Bay Area. It gave me skills to tap into my own creativity in a way that's relatable to musicians of diverse backgrounds, which ultimately lead me to the challenging situations of the NYC scene.

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