Drums For Dummies

 
 
Standards Information Network (Verlag)
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 23. Juni 2020
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  • 400 Seiten
 
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978-1-119-69553-0 (ISBN)
 
* Explore techniques that develop your rhythm
* Learn the tips and tricks of different drumming styles
* Follow the steps to set up and tune a drum kit

Dreaming of drumming? Here's where to start!

Do you find yourself tapping on the tabletop whenever music plays? It's time to turn table-drumming into the real thing. The simple, easy-to-follow advice in this book gets you going, whether your goal is to start a band or just to play for your own enjoyment. Conquer the basics of the drums while you discover the different rhythms of rock, blues, Latin, and other music styles. You'll also find advice on playing other percussion instruments, buying and maintaining a drum set, performing for an audience, and much more.

Inside...
* Begin with basic rhythms
* Learn fundamental techniques
* Choose the perfect drum set
* Find out how to tune drums
* Explore rhythms from around the world
* Discover how drums are used in different musical styles
2. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • Newark
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  • USA
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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978-1-119-69553-0 (9781119695530)
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Jeff Strong has been a drummer for more than 40 years. His professional experience includes a variety of styles including jazz, rock, Latin, country, blues, and R&B. Jeff has taught drumming for more than three decades and is also the author of Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, 6th Edition.
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • About This Book
  • Conventions Used in This Book
  • What You're Not to Read
  • Foolish Assumptions
  • How This Book Is Organized
  • Part 1: Setting a Solid Foundation
  • Part 2: Digging into the Drumset
  • Part 3: Dressing up Your Drumset Skills
  • Part 4: Pounding Out the Beat: Traditional Drums and Percussion
  • Part 5: Choosing, Tuning, and Caring for Your Drums
  • Part 6: The Part of Tens
  • Appendix
  • Icons Used in This Book
  • Beyond the Book
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Part 1 Setting a Solid Foundation
  • Chapter 1 Drum Basics
  • Picking a Drum Apart from Head to Shell
  • Exploring How Drums Create Sound
  • Deconstructing the Drumset
  • Appreciating the Old-timers: Traditional Drums
  • Swingin' Sticks and Slapping the Skins
  • Chapter 2 I've Got Rhythm . . .
  • Developing a Sound Vocabulary
  • Adding Some Drumming Definitions
  • Becoming One with the Pulse (and I'm Not Talking Heartbeat)
  • Feeling the Meter
  • Embracing Odd Meter
  • Chapter 3 Tapping into Drumming Techniques
  • Talkin' Technique: What You Need to Know
  • Perfecting your posture
  • Preventing injuries
  • Hitting the drum: It's (not) all in the wrist
  • Speaking Softly and Carrying Big Sticks
  • Holding the sticks
  • Understanding drumstick strokes
  • Painting a Variety of Textures with Brushes
  • Getting to know brush styles
  • Getting a grip on brushing techniques
  • Forging a Foundation with Rudiments
  • The single-stroke roll
  • The double-stroke roll
  • The paradiddle
  • The flam
  • The ruff
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Sessions
  • Starting slowly
  • Counting out the rhythm
  • Thinking it through first
  • Toughing out practice
  • Knowing when to stop
  • Chapter 4 Getting a Handle on Hand Drumming Techniques
  • Taking Matters (and Tones) into Your Own Hands
  • Opting for Open Tones
  • Basic open tone stroke
  • Thumb stroke
  • The open slap tone
  • Bass tone
  • The rim stroke
  • Mastering Muted Tones
  • Basic muted tone
  • The closed slap stroke
  • The palm stroke
  • The heel-tip stroke
  • Venturing into Some Alternative Strokes
  • Brushing stroke
  • Drone tone
  • The snap
  • Trills
  • One-handed rolls
  • Keeping Your Options Open
  • Part 2 Digging into the Drumset
  • Chapter 5 Settling In Behind the Drumset
  • Setting Up Your Drumset
  • Sitting on the throne
  • Positioning the pedals
  • Securing the snare drum
  • Placing the tom-toms
  • Adjusting the ride cymbal
  • Angling the crash cymbals
  • Raising the hi-hats
  • Putting Your Foot Down
  • Beating the bass drum
  • Playing the hi-hats
  • Working Out: Exercises to Improve Your Hand- and Footwork
  • Chapter 6 Rolling into Rock Drumming
  • Harnessing the Backbeat
  • Mastering the Basic Beats
  • Eighth-note feel
  • Sixteenth-note feel
  • Half-time feel
  • The rock shuffle
  • The half-time shuffle feel
  • Dressing Up the Basic Beats
  • Mixing up the hi-hat
  • Moving the backbeat
  • Adding syncopations
  • Incorporating fills
  • Chapter 7 Beating the Blues
  • Finding the Pocket and Staying in It
  • Playing Blues
  • Slow tempo
  • Medium tempo
  • Fast tempo
  • Filling in . . . or not
  • Understanding Blues Song Structure
  • Chapter 8 Rallying Around R&B and Funk
  • Playing R&B Grooves
  • Keeping time
  • Adding ghost notes
  • Opening and closing the hi-hat
  • Getting Funky: Exploring Funk Drumming
  • Incorporating syncopation
  • Syncopating the snare drum beats
  • Including ghost notes
  • Opening and closing the hi-hat
  • Chapter 9 Swinging into Jazz
  • Getting Into the Swing of It
  • Varying the tempo
  • Tackling different textures
  • Adding to the beat
  • Expanding Your Horizons
  • Riding the cymbal
  • Adding accents
  • Incorporating the snare drum
  • Including the bass drum
  • Mixing up your accents
  • Telling Your Story: Soloing
  • Making two-bar phrases
  • Creating four-bar phrases
  • Blending Styles: Jazz-Fusion
  • Playing Fusion Rhythms
  • Knowing that more (not less) is more
  • Forgetting swing (at least for now)
  • Dealing with odd meter
  • Chapter 10 Looking at Latin and Caribbean Styles
  • Building On Traditions
  • Playing Afro-Cuban Rhythms
  • Bolero
  • Cha-cha
  • Mambo
  • Nanigo
  • Playing Brazilian Rhythms
  • Samba
  • Bossa nova
  • Playing Caribbean Rhythms
  • Reggae
  • Calypso
  • Filling It Out
  • Chapter 11 Ratcheting up Your Rock Drumming
  • Building on a Solid Foundation
  • Exploring Some Great Drummers and Their Grooves
  • Peeking into the pop drumming of Kenny Aronoff
  • Checking out punk's Travis Barker
  • Catching up with the jazz influence of Carter Beauford
  • Discovering rock legend John Bonham
  • Looking at Dave Grohl's alternative drumming
  • Jamming with a drummer's drummer: Jeff Porcaro
  • Examining Spüg's heavy rock style
  • Finding Your Own Inspiration
  • Part 3 Dressing up Your Drumset Skills
  • Chapter 12 Getting Into the Groove
  • Getting the Feel of the Music
  • Playing Musically
  • Understanding song structure
  • Fitting your playing style to the song
  • Choosing the Perfect Rhythm
  • Getting hints from other musicians
  • Using the music as a guide
  • Adding Your Personality
  • Choosing the bass drum part
  • Selecting the snare drum part
  • Picking the cymbals
  • Electing embellishments
  • Chapter 13 Expressing Yourself with Fills and Licks
  • Enhancing Your Drumming with Licks
  • Increasing Your Impact with Fills
  • Marking the phrase
  • Supporting dynamic variation
  • Playing Some Fills - From One Beat to Four
  • Creating Your Own Fills
  • Fitting the musical situation
  • Syncopating
  • Rolling
  • Chapter 14 Flying Solo
  • Soloing Basics
  • Keeping time
  • Playing musically
  • Thinking melodically
  • Pushing the limits
  • Part 4 Pounding Out the Beat: Traditional Drums and Percussion
  • Chapter 15 Handling Hand Drums
  • Embracing the Variety in Drums
  • Beating the Bongos
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Carrying On with the Congas
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Discovering the Djembe
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Uncovering the Udu
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Deciphering the Doumbek
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Touting the Tar
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Tapping the Power of the Tambourine/Riq
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Partying with the Pandeiro
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Chapter 16 Singling Out Stick-Played Drums
  • Bopping to the Bodhran
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Detailing the Djun Djuns
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Rubbing the Cuica
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Striking the Surdo
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Rapping the Repanique
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Tapping the Tamborim
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Tinkering with the Timbales
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Chapter 17 Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Exploring Other Percussion Instruments
  • Ringing the Agogo Bells
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Twisting and Shaking the Afuche/Cabasa
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Keying in to the Clavé
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Clanging the Cowbell
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Scraping the Guiro
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Movin' to the Maracas
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Experimenting with Shakers
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Tapping the Triangle
  • Playing position
  • Understanding the rhythms
  • Chapter 18 Jamming with World Rhythms
  • Demystifying Polyrhythms
  • It Takes a Village: Using More Rhythms for Better Sound
  • The Rhythm Nations: Playing Well with Others
  • Exploring African polyrhythms
  • Checking out Cuban polyrhythms
  • Banging out Brazilian polyrhythms
  • Part 5 Choosing, Tuning, and Caring for Your Drums
  • Chapter 19 Decision Time: Selecting a Drum of Your Own
  • Choosing a Drumset
  • The drums
  • Other hardware you have to buy separately
  • The cymbals
  • The sticks
  • Choosing a Traditional Drum
  • Natural or synthetic drumheads
  • Shell type
  • Hardware style
  • Branching Out: The Extras
  • Keeping time with the metronome
  • Carrying it all in cases
  • Knowing Where to Find Drums
  • Chapter 20 Tuning and Maintaining Your Drums
  • Checking Out Tuning Basics
  • Tuning a drum with lugs
  • Tuning a drum with a rope system
  • Tuning the untunable
  • Choosing and Replacing Heads
  • Knowing when heads need replacing
  • Choosing replacement heads
  • Replacing your heads
  • Caring for Your Drums
  • Handling hardware
  • Cleaning cymbals
  • Storing and transporting safely
  • Part 6 The Part of Tens
  • Chapter 21 Ten Ways to Expand Your Drumming Horizons
  • Checking out Classes
  • Visiting Clinics
  • Attending Workshops
  • Exploring Drum Circles and Jams
  • Perusing Books and Videos
  • Getting Online
  • Reading Magazines
  • Joining a Band
  • Forming Your Own Band
  • Playing Open Stage
  • Chapter 22 Ten Tips for Finding a Drum Instructor
  • Test Driving a Teacher
  • Knowing Where to Look
  • Understanding the Costs Involved
  • Exploring a Teacher's Playing Style
  • Gauging a Teacher's Willingness to Teach to Your Interests
  • Starting Where You Are
  • Getting a Sense of History
  • Honoring Yourself
  • Understanding Expectations
  • Knowing When to Move On
  • Appendix: How to Use the Website
  • Index
  • EULA

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