Ever noticed that many of the world’s most influential drummers have a deep understanding of music and also know how to play another instrument? Modern Drummer founder and publisher Ron Spagnardi has, and with this book & audio pack, he sets out to teach drummers the essentials of theory and harmony using a keyboard. He covers: major scales; basic chord structure; inversions; diatonic harmony; chord voicings, extensions and progressions; and more vital topics.
Throughout this book we’ll be discussing many things you may have heard of before, but never really understood. We’ll be shedding light on key signatures, scales, intervals, inversions, the Roman numeral system, diatonic harmony, chord structure, progressions, voicings, alterations, extensions, and more. We’ll start out with the basics and gradually proceed to a more advanced level. Sure, it’s a lot to absorb. But it should be no more difficult than when you had to master the double-stroke roll or develop your hand and foot coordination.