Knack Drums for Everyone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Equipment, Beats, and Basics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599217772
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carmine Appice first came into the spotlight with the band VANILLA FUDGE in the late 1960s, playing on such shows as The Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand. He later joined Tim Bogert and Grammy-winning guitar hero, Jeff Beck, in the stellar combination of talent known internationally as BECK, BOGERT, and APPICE. One of the premier showmen in rock, he became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances, in addition becoming a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout the seventies, including Rod Stewart with whom he helped write hit songs such as “Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?” and “Young Turks.” Carmine's discography demonstrates his broad musical scope, having worked with artists ranging from Stanley Clarke to Ozzy Osbourne; from Ted Nugent to Pink Floyd. Such versatility stems from Carmine having been influenced by the jazz drumming of Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, combined with extensive classical training. As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, REALISTIC ROCK. This revolutionary drum method book, which has sold more than 300,000 copies. It was the first book about rock drumming that was actually written by a rock drummer. REALISIC ROCK was voted among the top 25 drum books of all time by MODERN DRUMMER magazine and has been studied by such drum luminaries as Greg Bissonette and Dave Weckl. Carmine was also the first rock drummer to conduct instructional clinics and symposiums held on college campuses, theaters, and music stores around the world, a tradition he still continues. His clinics and master classes continue to break attendance records at venues in every country. In 1991 Carmine was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk, his handprints and signature side by side with his idols Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. In December 1997 Carmine received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award from the LA MUSIC Awards. In May of 2000 Carmine won the EDITORS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE. He lives in Encino, California. John Klicker is a freelance photojournalist and award-winning editorial photographer based in Portland, Oregon. KeefeKlicker Studio, founded in 1987, serves as a creative base for Klicker and his wife, Julie Keefe, who is the photographer of Knack Guitar for Everyone. Visit them at

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Table of Contents

Knack Drums for Everyone with CD Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Drums Acoustic Drums Drum Stand, Key, and More Parts of a Snare Drum Parts of the Bass Drum Tom Tom (Rack Tom) Floor Tom Tom Chapter 2: Equipment Hardware, Plus Snare Drum Stands Seats and Thrones The Hi Hat Stand Care of the Drums Cases and Covers Chapter 3: Types of Drum Sets Electronic Wood Drums – The Best Different Woods for Drums Drum Set Configurations Double Bass Drum Kits Getting Your First Kit Chapter 4: Tuning and Heads Tuning the Drums/Drum Heads Changing the Snare Bottom Head What Type of Drum Heads to Use What Notes to Tune to The Drum Tool Kit Muffling Drums Chapter 5: Drum Sticks Sticks Practice Sticks The Carmine Sticks Choosing Sticks Mallets and Brushes—Changing the Drum Sounds Stick Bags Chapter 6: Pedals Drum Pedals Beaters Pedal Adjustments Double Pedals for the Bass Drum Foot Positions for Pedal Playing The Metronome Chapter 7: Cymbals and Hi Hats Choosing Cymbals Hi Hat Cymbals Cymbal Packs Cymbal Short Sounds Wild Cymbals Choosing a Cymbal Setup Chapter 8: Drum Theory Music Theory for Drums Music “Sign Language” Counting Notes Eighth Notes Sixteenth Notes with Eighth Notes Note Combinations Chapter 9: Practice The Drum Practice Pad Drumhead and Foot Practice Pads Practice Pad Drum Sets Muffling Drums for Practice Mountable Drum Pads Practice, Practice, Practice Chapter 10: Stick Handling Holding the Sticks Traditional Grip / Left Hand / Thumbs Up Match The Carmine Grip Exercises for the Hands A New Time Signature Mixed Hand/Foot Practice Chapter 11: Developing Your Hands Right/Left Hand Four-Bar Phrases Exercise for Right/Left Hand Dynamics Simple Reading of Quarter Notes More Simple Reading Simple Reading of Eighth Notes Chapter 12: Quarters, Eighths, and Beyond Eighth Note Twelve-Bar Exercises Eighth Note and Rests Eighth Notes and Rests, Plus Sixteenth Notes and Quarter Notes Sixteenth Notes and Quarter Notes, Plus Sixteenth and Quarter Notes, and Eighth Rests Chapter 13: Sixteenths, Eighths, and Beyond Sixteenths and Eighth Notes, Rests Sixteenths and Eighth Rests, The Next Level Combo Sixteenths/Eighths/Rests Dotted Eighths and Sixteenths, Rests More Dotted Eighths and Sixteenths Review Exercises, First and Second Endings Chapter 14: Playing Eighth Note Triplets Triplets, Eighth Notes Triplets, The Next Level Sixteenth Notes and Triplets Review Up To Triplets Sixteenth Note Triplets More Sixteenth Note Triplets Chapter 15: High Level Triplets Eighth Note and Sixteenth Note Triplets Two-Triplet Twelve-Bar Exercises Accented Eighth Note Triplets More Accented Triplets Accented Eighth Note Triplets, The Next Level Twelve-Bar Accented Eighth Note Triplets Chapter 16: Fun Rudiments Rudimental Hand Workout 3 Stroke Ruff 4 Stroke Ruff 5 Stroke Ruff 5 Stroke Roll-Ruff Combo Paradiddles and Mixed Stickings Chapter 17: Playing a Rock Groove 3 Line Playing-Rock Quarters 3 Line Quarters and Eighths Quarters and Eighths with Rests Review 3 Line Quarters-Eighths-Rests Sixteenths and Eighths More Sixteenths and Eighths Chapter 18: Groovin’ Dotted Eighths and Sixteenths More Dotted Eighths and Sixteenths Drum Fill Vocabulary Advanced Sixteenth “Hot Legs” – Rod Stewart “Crazy in Love” – Beyonce Chapter 19: Songs “Revolution” – The Beatles “Harder to Breathe” – Maroon 5 “Hey Ya” – Outkast “Hungry Heart” “Honky Tonk Woman” — Rolling Stones “Paper Planes” – Slum Dog Millionaire Chapter 20: Resources Drums Cymbals Sticks Drum Heads Schools Books, Magazines, Web Sites

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    Great Introduction to Drums Kits & Beginning Drumming (Visually)

    I have several drum books, and this is the book I would give or purchase for the beginner drummer that knows nothing about drums, drum hardware, maintenance, tuning, misc. equipment, etc. Being a visual person, this book excelled beyond others due to its photography. Very well done.

    Only one small complaint. At times, it seemed the author was selling his and friends branded equipment. Difficult to criticize strongly since the equipment may very well be his preference. The photography may also explain the $5 bump over competing books that cannot compare visually.

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