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Hal Leonard Hal Leonard Drumset Method – Complete Edition- Media Online

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Designed for anyone just learning to play the drumset, this comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's method is based on years of teaching drum students of all ages. The two books included in this complete edition both includes hour of audio tracks for demonstration and play-along, plus video lessons by drum master Gregg Bissonette!

Lessons in Book 1 include:
  • drum setup & fundamentals
  • tuning & maintenance  
  • basic music reading  
  • grips & strokes  
  • coordination & basic techniques
  • basic beats for many styles of music  
  • 8th notes, 16th notes, dotted notes & triplets
  • drum fills
  • and more.

Lessons in Book 2 include:
  • limb independence
  • half-time grooves
  • syncopation
  • funk grooves
  • ghost notes
  • jazz drumming
  • chart reading
  • drum soloing
  • brush playing
  • and much more.  

Good all-in-one method book

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This book is great for anybody looking to start playing drums, regardless of age. I use it with students for private instruction, but its formatted in such a way that a self-teaching drummer would benefit greatly as well. It starts at a very basic level, and someone who has played for a bit may be tempted to skip ahead, but try to work through the "boring" parts instead of jumping around. The series lays a good foundation of technique and theory that many self-taught musicians may have overlooked, and learning them properly makes advancing further down the road much easier. There are innumerable books that cover more advanced techniques or niche topics, but this edition is a great precursor to any of them.

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