Hal Leonard Book

First 15 Lessons – Drums

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Author: Alan Arber

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Table of Contents

Introduction
LESSON 1
Parts Of The Drumset
Sitting At The Drumset
Holding Your Sticks
Playing The Hi-Hat
LESSON 2
The Bass Drum
The Snare Drum
Groove #1
LESSON 3
Groove #2
Groove #3
Moving The Bass Drum Around
Counting Measures
LESSON 4
Fills
Eighth-Note Fills
More Eighth-Note Fills
Dotted Quarter Notes
LESSON 5
16th Notes
16th-Note Fills
Dotted Eighth-Note/16th-Note Grouping
LESSON 6
Hand/Foot Groove Combinations
Hand/Foot Fill Combinations
Chart Reading
Navigation Signs
LESSON 7
LESSON 8
Rudiments
The Roll
Flam
Paradiddle
LESSON 9
16th-Note Grooves
Variations
The Moeller Method
LESSON 10
Cut Time
Grooves In Cut Time
Train Beat
LESSON 11
Odd Time Signatures
Odd Time Signatures In Popular Music
LESSON 12
Triplets
Notating A Shuffle Feel
The Shuffle
The Half-Time Shuffle
LESSON 13
The 12/8 Groove
Other Popular 12/8 Grooves
LESSON 14
Triplet Fills
Quarter-Note Triplets
16th-Note Triplets
LESSON 15
Conclusion
About the Author

This book provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner drummer, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within.

This drum book features lessons on: drumset fundamentals, counting & rhythm basics, music reading, beginning grooves, fills, chart reading, rudiments, The Moeller Method, the shuffle, different time signatures, and listening suggestions.

It also includes drum beats from 14 songs: Another One Bites the Dust • Babylon Sisters • Bang Bang • Every Breath You Take • Everybody Wants to Rule the World • Free Fallin' • Hold the Line • La Grange • Minute by Minute • (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman • Sharp Dressed Man • Smells like Teen Spirit • Solsbury Hill • Whipping Post.

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