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Alfred The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming (Book and CD)

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Eight years in the making, this "prequel" to The Commandments of R&B Drumming delves into the rhythm and blues of the 1940s and '50s, an incredible musical era when shuffles ruled the airwaves and modern groove playing was in its infancy. Written by Zoro and Daniel Glass, drummer for the Royal Crown Revue, this book is loaded with history, photos, graphics, exercises, and transcriptions, and includes the most comprehensive guide to shuffle playing ever written.

"I am so impressed with what Daniel and Zoro have done to secure the heritage of the modern drum set.The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming is a must—every inspired drummer needs to experience and learn from this masterpiece. The book will take you on a journey through our history—and knowing where we came from will assist us in our vision for the future! Thank you both for your hard work, so that generations ahead of us can forever enjoy this magical era!"

Dom Famularo

Drumming's Global Ambassador

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Every drummer should own this book. I think it's very important to know the history of your instrument, whatever your instrument is. This book lays it out from the very beginning, in a very entertaining and visual way, complete with awesome pictures of the drummers who were our musical trailblazers. As a historical book it'd be enough, but, Daniel Glass included transcriptions of beats from classic early R&B songs, which you can hear on the CD included. I had the pleasure of seeing him in clinic when this book came out, and he's one of the most informative and entertaining clinicians I've ever seen. This book captures that. Seriously, whatever style music any drummer plays, they should own this book and absorb everything in it.

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