Improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics, and gain a solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship.
Successful modern drummers are versatile, creative players with a keen sense of touch, dynamics, and coordination. Focusing on rock, funk, and R&B settings, this program will advance your skills in these areas, starting with the basics of musicianship and technique and concluding with forays into advanced improvisation. Whether you aim for a smooth “in the pocket” sound like John “Jabo” Starks of the J.B.’s or a rough rock sound like Jose Pasillas of Incubus, you'll further your development as an excellent and expressive drummer who can effectively bring multiple styles to the table.
Develop your drumming technical facility and expressive depth.
These studies provide comprehensive insight and practice into many different aspects of drumming. They will help you to master a broad range of techniques, and integrate them into your playing, so that you can achieve greater depth in your grooves and general precision in all your drumming. This will help you if you play drum set in any style, orchestral percussion, or other drum/percussion-playing context.
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“A fresh, new, unique approach to developing technique and style.”
“This is a snare drum book that orchestral percussionists, rudimental drummers, and drum set players will find useful and fun! The pieces are fresh, creative and pedagogically sound. I recommend this book to any drummer who wants to improve their skills.”
—James Campbell, Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies University of Kentucky, Principal Percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic, clinician for Zildjian Cymbals, and Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation of America
“Applying rudimental and orchestral snare drum books to the drum set has played a crucial role in the development of my musicianship. Vose’s book lays out concepts of coordination, reading, phrasing, dynamics, and technique into tidy, manageable pieces that would be perfect for high school and college recitals. A future staple of the percussion repertoire.”
—Rich Redmond, Drummer/Producer/Clinician (Bryan Adams, Jason Aldean, and Jewel, among others; a Grover Percussion artist
Dave Vose is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has trained thousands of drummers to play in…