These are the first 3 books reccomended to start with. To Buy Books Click on link @ Bottom of Page.
This beginning of drum books; has reading notes, Independence(Coordination) and grooves in sections for drum set . Basic styles are illustrated along with a solo and how to solo at the end. This book is essential for new students.
The sequel to Learning Drumset, dealing with Reading, coordination and grooves in sections. Elaboration on each basic style, including new sections(Odd time signatures, Rolls & Roll Grooves, Double Bass and more). Solos and Improv. soloing at end.
The 3rd book in the Trilogy, "Advanced Drumset" you become advanced in the basic styles with reading, coordination and grooves with a solo ending each section. Additional material include: Rudimentry drumset, Visualizing notes, Stick control options, Ride&HiHat grooves and more. Recommended to complete Intermediate Drumset first. Solos, Writing and Band options are explained at the back of the book.
If your looking to further your ability in a specific style or genre, these are for you...
Most students like Rock, so this book is another possibility in starting lessons. The sections in this book compliment Learning Drumset well. Exercises, Grooves and solos are all included. Gradually progressing from quarter notes to 32nd notes, everything is covered for rock, from eighth note grooves to heavy tom tom grooves.
Another starter drum books or an intermediate book, this book shares every groove used in modern times for drummers in bands. Planning on joining a band someday, or already in one? This book is important for you on drum set .
If you own a Double Bass pedal, this is a must. Learning to play with both feet is important not only for double bass, but for coordination. From the beginning of foot exercises(quarter notes) to experienced patterns used for both feet(switching open hi hat to bass & 32nd notes), you will learn it all.
Funk is based on using more & count accents or E, A counts. These accents gives a groove more of a dance and move feeling. Open Hi Hat is another must when learning funk.
This book not only teaches you jazz drums , but also touches base with all triplet type styles. Blues and shuffles are covered quite extensively. If you love triplets, you have found the right book.
Mostly focused on a Samba / Bossa Nova style exercises and grooves, these pages will illustrate how to gradually increase the coordination and notes in your latin. Most Latin/World grooves are covered in this book including a few of Danny Smith's own unique made patterns.
The most famous drum set solos played in recitals and written by Danny Smith are shown in this book. Starting from easy to Intermediate. Dragon Dance, Lizard Tail, Jump Street and Groovey Chicken are just a few well known solos in this book. All solos!
Concluding where the first solos book left off, #2 covers solos from intermediate through advanced. Recommendation to finish a few other Drum Music books before attempting Drumset Solos #2 :)
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