Online Review The Breakbeat Bible Book bookBOOK/MP3 CD
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
$19.99

Part encyclopedia and part progressive practice manual, this soon-to-be-classic 180-page book dissects the foundation of hip-hop—the breakbeat—into thirteen essential drumming elements (offbeat 16ths, open hi-hat, syncopation, buzz strokes, etc.), while offering essential historical information, short bios on the architects of the genre, transcriptions of some of the most important breakbeats of all time, and exercises for developing the technical and musical skills required to play modern hip-hop grooves. The included CD contains 203 MP3s of example demos, play-along tracks, and individual drum and cymbal samples that can be used with an MPC or software sampler for programming original beats. The Breakbeat Bible is an indispensable resource for all students of hip-hop and contemporary funk drumming. (Hudson Limited) Michael Dawson