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On The Beaten Path : Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles

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On The Beaten Path : Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles

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Voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!
Voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll!
This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of a wide selection of genres, including funk, alternative/punk rock, metal, progressive rock, classic rock, jam band, fusion, jazz, and reggae, and explores the legendary drummers that affected each style. This book will lead you through the styles, licks, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 85 infamous beats and solos from songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rush, Metallica, The Police, Dream Theater, and others. Dozens of amazing photos are featured as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

Book includes:
* Insight into the history and development of Funk, Alternative/Punk Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion, Jazz, and Reggae---plus a listing of essential recordings for each genre
* An audio CD containing all the beats and solos presented in the book
* Dozens of amazing photos
* 250 pages!

*****Drummers include:
* Travis Barker
* Carlton Barrett
* Carter Beauford
* Jason Bittner
* John Bonham
* Danny Carey
* Billy Cobham
* Tré Cool
* Stewart Copeland
* Lowell Sly Dunbar
* Jon Fishman
* Mickey Hart
* Topper Headon
* Bill Kreutzmann
* Gene Krupa
* Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste
* Keith Moon
* Vinnie Paul
* Neil Peart
* Mike Portnoy
* Buddy Rich
* Max Roach
* Chad Smith
* John Jabo Starks
* Ringo Starr
* Clyde Stubblefield
* Lars Ulrich
* Dave Weckl
* Tony Williams
. . . and more!

On The Beaten Path may be the most interesting book of the year. It's great entertainment, a great read, and great instruction.
---Phil Hood: Publisher, DRUM! magazine

Four Stars! It reads like part drum lesson, part drum history lesson. Any drummer would be wise to pick up On The Beaten Path.
---Modern Drummer Magazine

This is the best book I ever have seen!!! Wow! Love the Buddy Rich and Tony Williams, the John Bonham, the Police, Jon Fishman . . . just great everything. What a masterpiece!!! For me as drummer for 40 years: some mysteries solved . . .
---Berhnard Castiglioni: Founder, DrummerWorld.com

Not only is this guide an intuitive instruction on popular drum beats and solos, On the Beaten Path gives in-depth background on 29 world-renowned drummers and insight on what made them famous and what they used to get there.

-International Musician


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Instrumentation : Drums


Format : Book + CD


By : Rich Lackowski


Publisher : Alfred Publishing


Series : On The Beaten Path


ISBN : 9780739047392


Product Code : 00-28006



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