On the Beaten Path: The Drummers Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, Book & CD

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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...
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Overview


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
* Tr? 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
. . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739047392
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: On the Beaten Path Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2007

    The Hippest Drum Book Ever!

    I'll start by saying that I'm NOT a drummer - I'm a guitar player, singer, songwriter, bandleader, and a former rock journalist. With that premiss, I picked up this book, intrigued by the cool cover that looks like a Lonely Planet type of travel guide, and its promise to teach the licks and grooves of Topper Headon, Max Roach, and Sly Dunbar. Of course it would be a given to cover giants like Bonham, or newer gods on the block like Jason Bittner and Mike Portnoy... but Topper Headon of The Clash and reggae and dub master Sly Dunbar? Yep, the book even shows you how to play ragga grooves, in addition to the expected Keith Moon fills and mind-boggling metal, prog and fusion beats... I don't think you'll see stuff like that in your average drum book! In this book and the accompanying CD, the writer's passion for all genres of drumming really is infectious. If you don't dig punk or prog, you might after reading his accounts of how these genres evolved. Each chapter reads like a great piece of rock journalism... you really feel the vibe of each genre, it's key players, and it's soundtrack (he lists essential albums for each genre and featured drummer.) And of course, it's chock-full of lessons that will give beginners and advanced drummers years of stuff to practise. The lesson examples feature the real-deal licks, beats and solos from the drummers' seminal recordings. To me, this seems like the hippest drum book ever.

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