A step-by-step instructional method designed to guide and motivate beginning-level snare drummers. Includes 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. Provides how-to knowledge regarding drum care, drum tuning, plus stick and drum head selection.
The Most Comprehensive Beginning Snare Drum Method Ever!
Author: Dave Black
Publisher: Alfred Music
Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 is the ideal teaching tool to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. This best-selling book contains excellent sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique, as well as 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests.
Fifteen lively duets for beginning snare drummers that will supplement and reinforce any drum method. Correlating page by page with Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 each duet incorporates newly learned rudiments and snare drum techniques in a fun-to-play context! Included with the book is a CD, which contains all 15 duets. It has been organized so that the performance of the first player's part of each duet is followed by the second player's part, giving the student the opportunity to play along with either part.
Alfred's Beginning Snare Drum Solos features all of the solo material contained in Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1, in a clear, concise, convenient format. Perfect for juries, recitals or contests, this book is a welcome addition to the drum student's arsenal.
Drumset 101 is a contemporary approach to playing the drums by veteran authors Dave Black and Steve Houghton. Inside, aspiring drummers will find in-depth, easy-to-understand introductions to such topics as groove patterns, snare drum & bass drum independence, and drum fills in context. The book contains written charts for every tune, and a play-along CD with 40 multi-stylistic tracks that can be used to strengthen time keeping, improve ensemble playing, clarify phrasing and expand the player's knowledge of styles.
This innovative method is a practical approach to playing the drumset. Students start their first lesson by playing an actual beat! The book and DVD are divided into two sections: "Rock" and "Jazz." In each section students learn the use of the hi-hat, ride cymbal, snare drum and bass drum in their respective styles.