History of the Ludwig Drum Company

Author: Paul William Schmidt
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0931759498
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Music

(Reference). Discover one of America's greatest contributions to the music world the drumset by exploring this book. This unique publication uses extensive interviews with the Ludwigs and photos from their personal collections to recall the origins, development, and tools of the craft. You'll also discover why the best drummers Ringo Starr, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb and others use Ludwigs. Over 150 photos and illustrations make this an invaluable reference for all drummers.

The Drum

Author: Matt Dean
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810881709
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Music

Explores the evolution of the drum across different cultures and over thousands of years, discussing how war, politics, and religion influenced its development, and addresses women drummers, education, and recording practices.

Essential Drum Fills

Author: Peter Erskine
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739052802
Release Date: 2008-08
Genre: Music

Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and /or playing over the years. The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of styles and ensembles, as well as multiple examples, transcriptions and drum charts. Comes with online audio demonstrations and play-alongs. Music PDF files are also included.

Portraits for Drum Set

Author: Anthony J. Cirone
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457404966
Release Date:
Genre: Music

Twelve etudes from the world-renowned book Portraits in Rhythm have been arranged and transcribed from the original snare drum etudes with a specific concept in mind for drumset. Each etude includes performance notes and transcriptions. Those who are familiar with the Portraits series will find these solos challenging yet rewarding, perfect for recitals, auditions, and juries.

Drum Circle

Author: Chalo Eduardo
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739023098
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Music

This unique guide to world percussion features descriptions and performance techniques for 28 different instruments, plus exercises, traditional rhythms, and cultural information. 76 pages.

The Essence of Brazilian Percussion and Drum Set

Author: Ed Uribe
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 076922024X
Release Date: 1994-04
Genre: Music

A study of the language of Brazilian rhythms and song styles. Part I deals exclusively with Brazilian percussion instruments, with a description of each instrument and its rhythms, song styles, techniques, and applications. Part II addresses the drum set. Each rhythm is presented separately with background information, musical examples, and exercises.

Simple Steps to Snare Drum

Author: Anthony J. Cirone
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457458209
Release Date:
Genre: Music

For the beginning percussionist, expert instruction in the rudiments of the snare drum. Detail-oriented, teaching the specific skills for the instrument.

Drum Programming Basics

Author: Lee Levin
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 076929054X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Music

Creating drum grooves in a sequencing environment is a challenge for even the most accomplished musician. Lee Levin's approach takes the mystery out of drum programming with clear, practical examples and procedures. Whether you are a songwriter, teacher, hobbyist, or MIDI enthusiast -- this book is for you. Audio examples and MIDI data are both on the included CD. As an added bonus, basic grooves and fills are provided for a variety of musical styles including rock, ballads, Latin, dance music, modern jazz, and swing.

Fort Drum

Author: Robert E. Brennan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738510378
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Northern New York State has boasted a prominent military presence since the War of 1812. Beginning in 1816 with the establishment of Fort Drum's predecessor, Madison Barracks, troops have trained there throughout the summer months and the harsh winters. Today, Fort Drum is the largest military facility in the northeastern United States, home to the 10th Mountain Division, a tactical unit deployed on missions around the world. Beginning with the history of Madison Barracks, Fort Drum depicts its birth as Pine Plains, a ten-thousand-acre training area, and its continued evolution into a military asset. By 1908, soldiers from Madison Barracks began summer maneuvers at Pine Plains under the command of Brig. Gen. Frederick Dent Grant, son of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Historic images in Fort Drum show these training camps and what are known today as the greatest military maneuvers in peacetime history during 1935. Today, Fort Drum supports the training of almost eighty thousand troops annually. This striking volume presents the military history of Fort Drum and the missions it continues to support in defense of the United States.

The Shamanic Drum

Author: Michael Drake
Publisher: Talking Drum Publications
ISBN: 9780962900242
Release Date: 2010-04-16
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In response to the phenomenal resurgence of the drum nationwide, Michael has completely revised and expanded the 1991 edition for all those folks discovering the power of drumming. This useful book reveals profound teachings about shamanic drumming, which is a time-honored method of healing and helping others. Trained as a ceremonial drummer in the Mongolian and Native American shamanic traditions, Michael presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives. Through a series of simple exercises, lessons, and rituals, he teaches you the basic shamanic methods of drumming. The focus is on creating sacred space, journeying, power practice, power animals, geomancy, drum therapy, drum harmonics, drum circle dynamics, and the universal rhythmic phenomena that come into play whenever we drum. The techniques are simple and powerful. Whether you are an accomplished percussionist or a total beginner, this user-friendly book will help you harness the power of drumming.

Bass Drum Essentials for the Drumset

Author: Dave Black
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 073901451X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Music

Bass Drum Essentials for the Drumset is a unique book exploring bass drum technique and its usage in a variety of musical styles. All of the strengthening exercises, combination studies and coordination studies may also be applied to the double bass drum as well. The enclosed CD contains many examples of the beats and musical excerpts, as well as play-along tracks and tempo tracks, providing a musical framework for students to input their own ideas. Get off on the right foot with Bass Drum Essentials for the Drumset!