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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:23 pm

My faves, in order of appearance:
#1. A Funky Primer by Charles Dowd
#2. Syncopation by Ted Reed
#3. Stick Control by George Lawrence Stone
#4. Accents & Rebounds by George Lawrence Stone
#5. Sticking Patterns by Gary Chaffee
#6. Future Sounds by David Garibaldi
#7. Rhythm & Meter Patterns by Gary Chaffee
#8. Modern Reading Text in 4/4 by Louis Bellson
#9 Time Functioning Patterns by Gary Chaffee
#10 The New Breed by Gary Chester
#11 Time, Space, & Rhythm- a Rhythmic Paradigm by Bill Ray (yes me, and this list goes to 11)

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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:30 pm

the art of bop drumming by john riley
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:58 pm

Thanks for this thread. Stick Control gets here tomorrow and I should be getting Syncopation soon as well. I was going to start a thread asking for other suggestions as what to get next. Now I don't have to. :D
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:35 pm

BillRayDrums wrote:My faves, in order of appearance:
#1. A Funky Primer by Charles Dowd
#2. Syncopation by Ted Reed
#3. Stick Control by George Lawrence Stone
#4. Accents & Rebounds by George Lawrence Stone
#5. Sticking Patterns by Gary Chaffee
#6. Future Sounds by David Garibaldi
#7. Rhythm & Meter Patterns by Gary Chaffee
#8. Modern Reading Text in 4/4 by Louis Bellson
#9 Time Functioning Patterns by Gary Chaffee
#10 The New Breed by Gary Chester
#11 Time, Space, & Rhythm- a Rhythmic Paradigm by Bill Ray (yes me, and this list goes to 11)

Let's hear yours.


Bill You're an awesome player. I'm going to get all of these. What would the best way to get a copy of your book?
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:38 pm

I have a couple of those!

I love Syncopation! I would also suggest Buddy Richs book.
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:47 am

yeah, definitely stick control, new breed, sticking patterns.

I also have this Anthony Cirone snare drum book that will challenge one's abilities with things like dynamics and reading.

new breed II is even sicker than the first one. those books really broke some new ground for me.
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:26 pm

Anything by Cirone is just cruel. Having played through 4 of those exercises, its extremely challenging.

and Future Sounds just makes me want to curl in a little ball and rock back and forth. Lol, I love that book.

I'd add Rudimental Cookbook by Edward Freytag, and Savage Rudimental Workshop, by Matt Savage. Gets your rudimental chops up in no time.

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:50 pm

Hey Bill Ray, is your book published??

I'm looking for publishing for my book at the moment . . .

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Post Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:33 pm

syncopation is my favorite book cause my teacher thought it would be cool to play the snare lines on double bass and it sounds awesome

and also dave weckl's ultimate play along book is pretty good
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Post Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:24 pm

1. The Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley for teaching me some amazing jazz techniques
2. Beyond Bop drumming by John Riley for ridiculously improving my limb independence
3. Afro- Cuban Rhythms for DrumSet by Frank Malabe and Bob Weiner, for being just as challenging and frusterating now as it was when I was 12
4. Syncopation by Ted Reed for being ridiculously versatile. You can apply these exercises to any genre I LOVE this book
5. Stick Control by Stone for being the book that I wish I had the self control to practice with regularly
6. Six Unaccompanied Solos for Snare Drum by Michael Colgrass for making me think WAY outside the box
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:49 am

Jim Chapins Jazz Independence book, a must before attempting New Breed.
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:16 am

im gonna get some of these books, i really need to start learning again :x
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:53 am

mmmmdrums wrote:1. The Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley for teaching me some amazing jazz techniques
2. Beyond Bop drumming by John Riley for ridiculously improving my limb independence
3. Afro- Cuban Rhythms for DrumSet by Frank Malabe and Bob Weiner, for being just as challenging and frusterating now as it was when I was 12
4. Syncopation by Ted Reed for being ridiculously versatile. You can apply these exercises to any genre I LOVE this book
5. Stick Control by Stone for being the book that I wish I had the self control to practice with regularly
6. Six Unaccompanied Solos for Snare Drum by Michael Colgrass for making me think WAY outside the box


+2 for #1 and 5.
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Post Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:40 pm

I don't know if it's considered a must-have, but I just received a book today from Amazon that is kicking my butt! 4-Way Coordination: A Method Book for the Development of Complete Independence on the Drum Set by Dahlgren and Fine. Even with the metronome at 60 bpm, I can barely make it through the first page!

This is gonna be fun. :mrgreen:
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