On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Level 1
An Inspiring Method to Playing the Drums, Guided by the Legends
This inspiring three-volume series teaches you to play the drums using carefully selected beats and fills from hit songs that shaped modern music. Level 1 teaches you to play with over two dozen authentic rock beats and fills by legendary drummers, including John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Tre Cool (Green Day), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), and many more. You'll also learn the parts of a drumset, setup and tuning, drumstick and drumhead selection, how to hold the drumsticks, hand and foot technique, and how to read music. Plus, you'll learn to play flams, drags, and one- and two-handed patterns for open and closed hi- hat. Tips, tools, and terms are used throughout the book to introduce key drumming concepts at just the right pace, and the included audio CD contains all the beats and fills presented in the book.