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Rob Crisp
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Post Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:27 pm

Just wondering what good drum books you've read, be it a tuition/playalong book and cd or even a biography?

I'll start, Tama Starclassic catalgue 2007 ;-)

Seriously though, I'm looking to get a couple of good latin/jazz books if you know of any!
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:28 am

Rob Crisp wrote:Just wondering what good drum books you've read, be it a tuition/playalong book and cd or even a biography?

I'll start, Tama Starclassic catalgue 2007 ;-)

Seriously though, I'm looking to get a couple of good latin/jazz books if you know of any!


There's a few good drumming books. The Mel Torme book about Buddy is a good read: Traps, the drum wonder.

There's also a bio of Don Lamond. I don't know the author though.

Miles Davis' bio is great because he comments on his musicians. He speaks very highly of Tony, saying he was the best musician he ever worked with. The Real Frank Zappa book is very good too. Just go to a good book store and visit the music/entertainment section. Try to find Duke Ellington's book: Music is my mistress.

It's amazing what you can find. I learnt some great things about Buddy from a Frank Sinatra bio!

Be sure to let us know what you find.
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:44 am

stick control by goerge lawrence stone of course.

he encyclopedia of double bass is pretty sick too.
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:46 am

syncopation and stick control there a lot of different ways to use syncopation.

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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:47 am

I've always been a strong advocate of the book Podemski's Drum Method. Although it is only a snare book, it will boost your rudimental value if you practice through it correctly.

Also, even though it isnt a "drummer" book, I highly recommend you read Stevie Ray Vaughan's biography. It is a must for anyone who has any appreciation for music.
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:57 am

The New Breed - Gary Chester

Syncopation - Ted Reed

Best books (in my opinion) for jazz indpendence. Play the pages in The New Breed with simple time over it, and that will build your independence. You could also apply the same practice with the Syncopation book.
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:03 am

drummers cookbook, anything by jim chapin...and for you youngsters out there, or teachers who like to refer to a good book to work out of realistic rock...by carmine appice
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:27 am

stevo wrote:stick control by goerge lawrence stone of course.

he encyclopedia of double bass is pretty sick too.


stick control is awsome.
brazilian rithyms for drumset - duduca da fonseca
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:06 am

Brazilian Drummer wrote:
brazilian rithyms for drumset - duduca da fonseca


Ooh ooh ooh, I'm really looking forward to getting this book! Can you tell me a bit about it? How does it compare with Alberto Netto's book?
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:48 am

Dale wrote:
Brazilian Drummer wrote:
brazilian rhythms for drumset - duduka da fonseca


Ooh ooh ooh, I'm really looking forward to getting this book! Can you tell me a bit about it? How does it compare with Alberto Netto's book?


I don't know... I havente seen that one.. but dudukas book is good, I like it
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RICK'S LICKS really messes with your brain - in a good way
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Post Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:32 pm

the big beat - max weinberg
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:14 pm

good books for learning jazz
advanced techniques for the modern drummer-jim chapin
4-Way Coordination- Marvin Dahlgren
the art of bop drumming-john riley

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Post Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:26 pm

Hello. Newbie here. Great site, by the way.

Anyway, the only book that I actually finished from cover to cover is David Garibaldi's Future Sounds. Even at page one, I was conviced that funk is my path :)

Other books that I would like to start getting into:

Rick Gratton's Rick's Licks
Gavin Harrison's Rhythmic Illusions and Rhythmic Perspectives

Although, I see many of their concepts blend well with Future Sounds. It's like a derivative thing and taken to another level/direction. It's so wonderful to see how drumming is "recycling" but into deeper and profound ways. Often, crazy! :D

Oh, the wonderful journey that is drumming!
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Post Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:27 am

Odd Time Reading Text-Louie Belson and Greg Brienes.

If you wanna get into odd this one is a great place to start. All the patterns are single lines writen so that any instrument can use the book. For drum kit just put down quarter/eight/shuffle/swing/etc. with the right hand on the ride and play the patterns with left hand. I also like to add ostinato type patterns with my feet either on hi-hat and bass or on a double bass pedal. For instance you could do a waltz for the 3/4 patterns accenting the quater notes R L L R L L on the bass and hihat or play
R L L R L R L L R L for the 5/4 patterns, doing this turns the book in to a pretty powerful independance builder as well.