66 DRUM SOLOS  FOR THE MODERN DRUMMER  BY TOM HAPKE

 

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LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
$19.99

German drummer Tom Hapke’s newest book is a worthy learning/teaching tool set up to challenge and improve players’ technical facility, independence, and reading ability. Each of the solos or beat examples is spread across just twelve bars, and mastering each doesn’t require the serious time commitment of longer percussion etudes. That’s not to say that this stuff is easy. In fact, the pieces are chock full of interesting stickings, odd meters, and a variety of styles, from rock to fusion to funk to jazz. Included is a DVD of every solo, which is useful for students who wish to dissect the parts visually, or simply as a drum-performance video to enjoy. (Cherry Lane) Ilya Stemkovsky