Drums For Dummies: Edition 2

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Get down with rock, R&B, jazz, blues, funk, and Latinrhythms!

Groove to the beat in no time with this ultimate rockin'guide!

Whether you're dreaming of starting a band, striking the snares,or simply playing a hand drum, this interactive book-and-CD packagemakes it easy to pick up the basics. Complete with new informationon contemporary rock styles and beats as well as rhythms fromaround the world, this guide is all you need to become a talented,versatile drummer.

Discover how to

  • Bang out basic rhythms --with or without sticks
  • Understand fundamental drumming techniques
  • Explore other percussion instruments
  • Find the perfect drum set
  • Purchase, tune, and maintain your drums

All this on the CD-ROM

  • MP3 files of each rhythm and beat that you can play alongwith
  • Rhythms for hand drums -- from the bongos and congas to thesurdo, tar, and udu
  • Solos to amaze the other members in the band

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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About the author

Jeff Strong graduated from the Percussion Institute ofTechnology at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles in1983, where he studied with Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, EfrainToro, and Alex Acuna. A drummer for more than 35 years, Jeff beganhis professional career at the age of 14. His professionalexperience ranges from live performance to studio drumming to musicresearch. Jeff has performed or recorded with artists as diverse as’60’s crooner Gene Pitney, R&B singer CynthiaJohnson (Lipps, Inc.), the countryrock Daisy Dillman Band, and thereggae band Macumba, to name a few. He has released a dozen soloCDs, including Calming Rhythms 3 — a therapeutic toolcurrently used by thousands of institutions and schoolsworldwide.
Jeff is currently President of the REI Institute, a Music Medicineresearch organization and therapy provider. His pioneering workusing drumming for children with autism has been featured in manypublications, including many scientific journals and several books.Jeff has spoken at dozens of professional conferences and has beencalled upon as an expert on music and sound healing, appearing onnumerous radio programs and in two documentaries. The REIInstitute’s therapy program for people with neurologicaldisorders, of which Jeff is the creator, is available throughhundreds of Authorized REI Providers located around theworld.
Jeff is a sought-after drum clinician focusing on world rhythmtechniques and is the author of eight books. You can find out moreabout Jeff at www.jeffstrong.com and www.reiinstitute.com.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 22, 2011
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781118068618
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / General
Music / Musical Instruments / Percussion
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This content is DRM protected.
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