An Essential Study of Blues Drums for the Beginning to Advanced. Composed by Kevin Coggins and David Barrett. School of Blues. Book and online audio. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21066M).
Blues Drums, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, contains over 250 examples of blues drum patterns and technique-building exercises! Subjects covered in this book are: The History of Blues Drumming; Choosing Your Instrument and Getting Your Sound; Exercises for Development of Technique (Sticking and foot patterns specific to playing blues); Blues Shuffles and Swing Beats, Slow Blues, Ballads and the Triplet Groove (12/8 Time); Blues Rhumba, Calypso Beats and Samba Feel; Two-Beat/Cut Time; Early Rock 'n' Roll and Surf Beats; New Orleans, Soul and Funk Influences; and Build-ups and Fills.
This book is accompanied by an online audio recording of all examples played on the drums with the backing of the School of the Blues All-Star Band. It is recommended that you also purchase Blues Drums Play-Along Trax to have full-length play-along trax for you to apply what you learn in this book. Includes access to online audio.
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