Most Essential Drum Books?

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Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby Dave Mason » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:12 pm

Hi folks, haven't posted here in a long time. (OT: Steve, loving the live streams man)

What do you think are the most essential books across the board for drummers? Let's say you're only allowed to name 5...

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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby Matthijs Ament » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:43 pm

There a many many great books. I'd say there are essential skills and records, not books. Some great titles that come to mind:

* New Breed
* Groove Essentials
* Unreel
* Garibaldi his books
* Gavin's book on metrical modulation
* John Riley his books
* Drumset warmups [Morgenstein]
* Vic Firth rudimental system with the applied exercises
* Advanced Concepts by Plainfield
* snaredrum studies - Mitchell Peters
* Gary Chaffee

and the list goes on and on. The question is not too bright because there way more then 5 subjects you have to deal with....
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby DSOP » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:49 pm

Gray's Anatomy - get a real job.
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby chris perra » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:31 pm

What level?

I like and teach out of:
Realistic Rock by Carmine Appice
Fundamental Studies for snare By Garwood Whaley
Basic Drumming By Joel Rothman
Advanced techniques for the modern drummer by Jim Chapin
New Breed By Gary Chafee
Syncopation by Ted Reed
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby Dave Capuzelo » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:04 pm

chris perra wrote:What level?

I like and teach out of:
Realistic Rock by Carmine Appice
Fundamental Studies for snare By Garwood Whaley
Basic Drumming By Joel Rothman
Advanced techniques for the modern drummer by Jim Chapin
New Breed By Gary Chafee
Syncopation by Ted Reed


Hi Chris,

Just to be clear, the New Breed was Gary Chester; Gary Chaffee wrote the "patterns" series, as well as a little-known book called "The Independent Drummer"
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby Josiah » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:58 pm

DrumSet WarmUps is awesome! Mogenstien (spell?) wrote that one.
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby Matthijs Ament » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:49 am

@ Josiah,

Thanks man, the book is spelled: 'drum set warm-ups' [Essential Exercises for Improving Technique] by Rod Morgenstein. Issued by Berklee Press in 2000.

Recently I've been working out of 'Rudiment Grooves for Drum Set' by Rick Considine, also Berklee Press. Some nice ideas how to translate rudiments into grooves, fill's and training routines. Another oldy I like is 'Studio & Big Band Drumming' by Steve Houghton.
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby chris perra » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:39 pm

Dave,.. You're right, I get them Gary's mixed up.. haha

These are cool books by Chaffee as well

http://www.garychaffee.com/books.htm
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby Julián Fernández » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:41 pm

Rick´s Licks is great...
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Re: Most Essential Drum Books?

Postby Christopher » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:12 pm

Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet.

The Granddaddy of them all...

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My other four desert island drum books would be...

Master Studies - Joe Morello

Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer - Ted Reed

Bass Drum Control - Colin Bailey

The New Breed - Gary Chester

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