The Drummer's Bible: How To Play Every Drum Style From Afro-cuban To Zydeco by Mick Berry

The Drummer's Bible: How To Play Every Drum Style From Afro-cuban To Zydeco

byMick Berry, Jason Gianni

Paperback | September 1, 2012

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Updated to include 50 additional grooves, this encyclopedic book and two-CD set contains more than 450 musical examples in standard notation, showing grooves and practical variations. Overviews of the history and development of almost all popular music styles are covered alongside innumerable helpful performance tips. The two accompanying CDs feature performances of nearly 200 of the grooves, including every primary style example, all performed both with and without a click track. Styles covered include blues, rock, jazz, reggae, country, klezmer, ska, samba, punk, surf, heavy metal, latin rock, and funk; virtually every style a performing drummer will ever need to play is in there. This revised second edition also includes an updated bibliography and discography, as well as more historical information about the individual styles.

Mick Berry has been playing drums for more than 30 years, and has toured in numerous bands across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He has accompanied such renowned artists and groups as Henry Butler, Eddie Henderson, Michael Wolff, E. C. Scott, and the Spiral Starecase. He has written and performed three critically acclaimed one-...
Title:The Drummer's Bible: How To Play Every Drum Style From Afro-cuban To ZydecoFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:See Sharp PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937276198

ISBN - 13:9781937276195

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Editorial Reviews

"A definitive guide to a multitude of styles, beats, and rhythms. . . . [It] prepares percussionists for the diverse challenges and complexities of today''s many demanding musical genres."  —Mike Clark, drummer for Herbie Hancock, Michael Wolff, and the Headhunters