BOOKS: Drum Set - Methods and Collections of Solos, Duets and Ensembles

An eclectic collection of pedagogical and performance materials focusing on Drumset, for beginning to advanced performers.

 

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Books: Drum Set - Methods and Collections

Double Bass Drumming
Nils Rohwer
Price: $32.95 w/CD
 Double Bass Drumming

Progresses through the basics and moves to advanced technique with over 300 exercises on varying topics including many interesting and inspiring groove and break patterns. Ten concluding studies, to prepare for the solos and the play-alongs (in funk and rock styles with detailed drum arrangements).

Also includes transcriptions of drummers such as Thomas Lang, Joey Jordison, and Virgil Donati, as well as others, and a CD with over 60 tracks.

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Drum Tips: Practical Ideas and Insights for Drum-Set Performance
Sam Ruttenberg
Price: $24.95
 Drum Tips: Practical Ideas and Insights for Drum-Set Performance

An Informative collection of practical musical tips for drummers of all levels - this book touches on numerous topics such as: time-keeping, fills, phrasing, jazz "comping," improvising and drum-chart interpretation among many others! A great adjunct to other drum books, this collection offers a source of creative ideas that could be integrated into any course of drum-set study. Also, a viable resource for music/percussion pedagogy classes for educators.

BIO and TABLE OF CONTENTS  

CONCEPTUAL TIPS - Sample pages: Getting a Clean Sound,  Playing Over the Bar Line

MUSICAL TIPS - Sample pages: Applying Rudiments, Different Ways to Play the same Rock Pattern

TECHNICAL TIPS - Sample pages: Rules for Sticking, Ostinatos

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Drum Method: Vol. I, for Beginners
Andreas Schwarz
Price: $32.95
w/2 CD's

Drum Method: Vol. I

Start playing the drums right away!  Starting with basic exercises on snare drum the material quickly moves to applications utilizing the complete drumset.  As the snare drum material becomes more complicated so do the corresponding snare drum solos and drumset rhythms and solos. This progressive method should hold a students' interest and have them playing the full set in a short time - while really developing fundamentally sound musical understanding.

A comprehensive method in two volumes: Volume I, 144 pages for beginners, 64 detailed exercises, 199 grooves in a variety of styles, 272 snare and tom patterns (fill-ins), 86 solos for drums and snare, 13 duos for drums and snare with 2 play-along CD's. 

SEE ALSO: 34 Trios and Quartets for Drumset(s)

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Drum Method: Vol. II,
for Advanced Drummers
Andreas Schwarz
Price: $32.95
w/2 CD's

Drum Method: Vol. II

The continuation of Andreas Schwarz’s successful DRUM METHOD Vol. I – absolutely new: Volume II for advanced drummers. 144 page multi-style drumming school, 1100 grooves and patterns in 21 styles, plus 300 fill-ins. 26 solos plus 8 duos - Rock, Pop, Swing, Latin: Bossa, Afro-Cuban, Samba and 12/8 Grooves, Halftime Shuffles, Odd-times and Linear Drumming. Includes 2 CDs: Metronome CD + CD with many Grooves.

Combined with Volume I, this is a comprehensive course of drum-set instruction - covering numerous relevant themes - for the beginner and the professional!  This book is ideally suited as a source of pieces that rock and groove and that an advanced drummer can also enjoy! 

SEE ALSO: 34 Trios and Quartets for Drumset(s)

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DRUM PLAY-ALONGS,
Vol. 1 - Pop, Rock, Funk, Afro, Reggae

Nils Rohwer
Price: $24.95 w/CD
DRUM PLAY-ALONGS

DRUM PLAY-ALONGS 1 and 2 offer a wide array of music styles with interesting drum arrangements. They are specifically composed to help students quickly learn and intensify all that is needed to play in a band. The CD's present the pieces in high quality with authentic instrumental sounds.

The songs are arranged with the finest instrumental melodies.  Everything is completely written-out. No ad libs!  Each song is printed on two pages for efficient work during lessons.  All musical terms and instructions are explained.  Any drummer who can read music will have no problem learning these pieces, with or without a teacher.

- two drum arrangements for every song (single and double pedal)

- popular music styles and common types of arrangements

- complete instrumental compositions with no need for a vocal part

- great variety and great fun

- four audio versions of every song (with and without click/ single and double pedal)

- excellent for drum lessons and competitions

- level of difficulty: lower-medium to hard

VOL. 1 - Five new songs in two versions (Single and double pedal). 

BOOK, 46 pages, Text: English/ German.

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DRUM PLAY-ALONGS,
Vol. 2 - Samba, Fusion, Techno, Odd times
Nils Rohwer
Price: $24.95 w/CD
DRUM PLAY-ALONGS

DRUM PLAY-ALONGS 1 and 2 offer a wide array of music styles with interesting drum arrangements. They are specifically composed to help students quickly learn and intensify all that is needed to play in a band. The CD's present the pieces in high quality with authentic instrumental sounds.

VOL. 2 - Five new songs
in two versions (Single and double pedal). 

BOOK, 46 pages, Text: English/ German.

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iGroove:
499 Groves
for Drums
Andreas Schwarz
Price: $32.95
iGroove, Book Samples

A massive collection of representative grooves in a variety of styles: Rock, Pop, Slow-Rock, Off-Beat,12/8-Grooves, Shuffle und Halftime-Shuffle, Swing, Philly, Odd-Times, Bossa, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Linear Drumming and more.  This book could be used in conjunction with other methods and collections as a refreshing source of new materials and ideas for drummers at all levels!

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Page and Sound Samples
SPOTLIGHTS 1:
13 Intermediate Drumset Solos
Sönke Herrmannsen
Price: $23.95
SPOTLIGHTS 1, Score Samples

13 drum-set solos: Rock, Pop, Latin, Funk -
medium difficulty, with a large variety of technical challenges.

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SPOTLIGHTS 2:
3 Advanced
Drumset Solos
Sönke Herrmannsen
Price: $15.95
SPOTLIGHTS 2, Score Samples

3 difficult solos - exciting grooves and creative solo patterns.

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SPOTLIGHTS 3:
5 Double Bass
Drumset Solos
Sönke Herrmannsen
Price: $17.95
SPOTLIGHTS 3, Score Samples

5 powerful double bass drum solos, for beginners to advanced players. Different techniques and styles that are demanding,
yet fun to play.

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SPOTLIGHTS 4:
17 Easy
Drumset Solos
Sönke Herrmannsen
Price: $24.95
SPOTLIGHTS 4, Score Samples

17 easy drumset solos - motivating and fun right from the start. A variety of basic techniques and beats.

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SEE ALSO:
Drum Set Solos
and 
Drum Set Duets
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Books: Drum Set Duets, Trios and Quartets 

DRUMSET DUET
COLLECTION
TALKING STICKS is a giant collection of drum set duets - in two volumes!  It starts with easy pieces and progresses to music with complex rhythms and styles. The individual parts in each duo have comparable levels of difficulty, so that drum sets 1 and 2 can easily be interchanged. All duos are excellent recital pieces, each lasting approximately 2-3 minutes. Great for group lessons - these duos can also be used as a reference for grooves and fills. Includes play-along CD's covering more than seven hours of music with two different tempi for each duo!  This well-designed collection is a reflection of the author's 25 years of concert and pedagogical experience.  Order one for your studio and have your students grab their own copy for the best performance options. Or, order the 2-pack for the best price point.

" . . . written to satisfy the needs of students everywhere who love to play drums together with their friends, their teachers and other students.  It is also for teachers looking for appropriate literature for exciting ensemble playing at all levels of difficulty. A high priority is for the players to have fun with a good groove!"  . . . Matthias Krohn 
DRUMSET TRIOS
&
QUARTETS
 
34 TRIOS & QUARTETS FOR DRUMSET(S)
This collection contains 34 drumset trios and quartets suitable for beginners as well as  those who are a little more advanced.  If you already know my two-volume DRUM METHOD, then you are going to know roughly what to expect from this book; if not, then why not take a look at these study materials as well?  I have noticed that young drummers greatly prefer practicing and particularly performing in groups rather than alone.  This positive experience, which started with a group performance of about 10 pieces in 2008, has led me to write and publish a complete collection, in many styles and time signatures.  I hope this book will give your young drummers a lot of happiness and motivation. . . . Andreas Schwarz
Talking Sticks:
Vol. 1

Matthias Krohn
Price: $38.95 w/CD
 Talkings Sticks: Vol. 1

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2-Pack
Price: $49.95
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Talking Sticks:
Vol. 2

Matthias Krohn
Price: $38.95 w/CD
Talking Sticks: Vol. 2

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2-Pack
Price: $49.95
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34 Trios and Quartets
for Drumset(s)

Andreas Schwarz
Price: $34.95 w/CD
34 Trios & Quartets for Drumset(s)

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[CD includes complete printable ensemble parts.]
SEE ALSO:  Drum Set Solos BACK to TOP
SEE ALSO:  Drum Set Duets
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