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On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Levels 1, 2, and 3 by Rich Lackowski

  BOOK/CDs LEVEL: BEGINNER $9.99 Here’s an interesting approach to learning how to play drums: starting right off (practically) copping beats that are part of the everyday musical landscape. In Level 1, Lackowski aims to win young hands and hearts…

Modern Drummer
Oct 8, 2011

How to Play Drums in a Big Band by Rich Thompson

  BOOK/CD LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCED  $25 Digging for pay dirt, Rich Thompson surpasses the typical “play this groove, then hit this hit” approach to big band chart instruction. Offering insightful commentary on the arrangements, Thompson stresses an awareness of…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2011

Groove Alchemy by Stanton Moore

  DVD/BOOK/MP3 DISC LEVEL: ALL  DVD $29.99, BOOK/DISC $24.99 The DVD of the well-structured, in-depth multimedia package from New Orleans drumming great Stanton Moore reveals a concise chronological history of the rhythmic foundations and evolution of funky drumming, beginning with…

Modern Drummer
Sep 29, 2011

Drum Atlas Series: Brazil by Pete Sweeney

  BOOK/CDs LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE  $16.95 Brazil is the fifth culture to inspire a book in the Drum Atlas Series, and like its predecessors, this package provides a ground-up approach aimed at understanding each of the country’s rhythmic styles. Focusing especially…

Modern Drummer
Sep 18, 2011

Mel Bay's Modern Drum Method Grade 2 by Steve Fidyk

BOOK LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE  $14.99 Picking up where Grade 1 left off, the second volume in MD contributor Steve Fidyk’s series continues to illustrate standard drumset concepts, with an emphasis on dotted notes and rests, multiple beat variations, and fills. In-depth…

Modern Drummer
Sep 12, 2011