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Play Drums Today! - Level 1

A Complete Guide to the Basics

By Scott Schroedl

A Complete Guide to the Basics. Hal Leonard Play Today Instructional Series,. Learn To Play and Play Along. Instructional book (softcover) and accompaniment CD. With drum notation, instructional text, instructional photos and introductory text. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.842021).

Item Number: HL.842021

ISBN 0634021850. 9x12 inches.

The ultimate self-teaching method designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and a professional-quality CD with 99 full-demo tracks and spoken instruction. This drum series can be used by students who want to teach themselves, or by teachers for private or group instruction. Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book as you listen to the teacher on the CD. This package offers a complete guide to the basics, covering: beats, songs and fills; all musical styles; playing tips and techniques; music notation; and more.

  • Lesson 1 - The Basics 
  • Lesson 2 - The Ride Cymbal 
  • Lesson 3 - The Snare Drum 
  • Lesson 4 - The Bass Drum 
  • Lesson 5 - The Hi-Hat 
  • Lesson 6 - Independence and Coordination 
  • Lesson 7 - Putting It All Together 
  • Lesson 8 - The Crash Cymbal 
  • Lesson 9 - More Rhythms 
  • Lesson 10 - The Tom-Toms 
  • Lesson 11 - Special Techniques 
  • Lesson 12 - Triplets 
  • Lesson 13 - More Beats and Fills 
  • Lesson 14 - Basic Song Structures 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Fred Flintstone
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  • November 07, 2003 Best Book ever!!

    This book is possibly better than any book ever written! it taught me to play the violin extreamly well. However it was quite confusing, as it kept talking about drums! however i now play in a stone band

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  • 4

    Newark, New Jersey
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  • November 08, 2002 good book

    I am new to drums and percussion and I found this book very helpful for any kind of style you want to play.

    24 of 52 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Rick V.
    Pittsburgh, PA
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  • August 21, 2001 If You'd Like To Learn Drums, Use This.

    After paying for a new set the ten dollars for this book was a nothing and the book turned into a necessity. The cd it comes with is great and it teaches you every style of drumming from punk to country. I was playing beats with my band with no...

    trouble in a week. Pick it up. There's no reason not to.

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    26 of 58 people found this review helpful.
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