Double Bass Drumming And Power Fills Workout by Matt Sorum & Sam Aliano$14.99

This 125-page book taps the melodic and powerful arena-rock drumming skills of Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, the Cult, Velvet Revolver) and the double bass mastery of Australian-born Sam Aliano (Slash, Gongzilla). The goal here is to help players develop strong double bass rock grooves and power hand/foot fills for use in real-world situations. Progressively challenging hand/foot patterns utilize basic note groupings of quarter, 8th, 16th, 32nd, and triplet variations. Players at every level will find value here. The examples are fairly straightforward, so even relative beginners will benefit—though working with a teacher would help, especially considering the absence of a CD or password-secured online link for audio examples. But the price is right, and with proper coaching Double Bass Drumming And Power Fills Workout could be a very useful tool to build solid double bass chops and expand your vocabulary of hand/foot combination licks. (Cherry Lane)

Mike Haid