The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums, 2nd Edition

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You can't beat this one for learning the basics!

This book covers everything the aspiring drummer needs to know-from an overview of drums and percussion history and theory; to information on purchasing, tuning, and maintaining drums; to basic music notation, rhythm, and time signatures; to snare drum fundamentals; playing a complete drum set; and basic beats for every style of music. In addition, this newly revised edition contains an audio CD featuring all exercises and solos ...

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Overview

You can't beat this one for learning the basics!

This book covers everything the aspiring drummer needs to know-from an overview of drums and percussion history and theory; to information on purchasing, tuning, and maintaining drums; to basic music notation, rhythm, and time signatures; to snare drum fundamentals; playing a complete drum set; and basic beats for every style of music. In addition, this newly revised edition contains an audio CD featuring all exercises and solos from the book, tuning examples, and play along tracks.

? Audio CD included
? According to a Gallup survey, there are over 62 million amateur musicians in the U.S.
? Drums are the third most popular instrument among amateur musicians

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592571628
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Edition description: 2ND BK&CD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 713,547
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Miller is an award-winning snare drummer. A former percussion instructor of beginning elementary, junior high, and high school students, he attended the prestigious Jazz Studies Program at the Indiana University School of Music. Over the course of his musical career, he has performed with a variety of bands in a variety of styles ranging from big band to bebop to jazz to rock to R&B, as well as classical symphonic and marching band drumming. He is also the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Music Theory.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2007

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    I have played the drums off and on for a while. After searching for a great all around book for me to goto for any information about the drums I found it in this book. The book teaches you how to read music, all the formallities you need to know to be a true drummer and how to buy and care for a drum set. This book is set up to teach your self. I am happy I bought it.

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