An Inspiring Method to Playing the Drums, Guided by the Legends
By Rich Lackowski
On the Beaten Path
Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Book, CD & DVD
This inspiring three-volume instructional series teaches you to play the drums using carefully selected beats and fills from hit songs that shaped modern music. Level 2 teaches you to play with over 50 authentic blues and jazz beats and fills by legendary drummers including Steve Jordan (The Blues Brothers), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Max Roach (Miles Davis), Buddy Rich, and many more. You'll also learn to play double-stroke rolls, buzz rolls, the 9-stroke roll, accents, rim clicks, ghost notes, crescendos, and decrescendos. And you'll learn valuable concepts like call and response, reading and playing cues, and improvisation. Tips, tools, and terms are used throughout to introduce key drumming concepts at just the right pace. The DVD correlates with all the lessons, beats, and fills in the book.
"This series makes it fun to learn to play, learning pieces of inspirational drumming performances to build a rhythmic foundation."
-Robin Tolleson, Modern Drummer