To Be a Drum

To Be a Drum

Author: Evelyn Coleman

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Published: 2000-09-01

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9780613318228

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Daddy Wes tells how Africans were brought to America as slaves, but promises his children that as long as they can hear the rhythm of the earth, they will be free.


The Best Beginner Drum Book

The Best Beginner Drum Book

Author: Jared Falk

Publisher: Drumeo

Published: 2018-09-06

Total Pages: 229

ISBN-13: 1999151917

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If you want to have more fun on the drums, improve your skills faster, and play along to real music, then you need to build a solid foundation. The Best Beginner Drum Book gives you a clear path for getting started on the drums and skipping the frustrating obstacles that most new drummers face: setting up your kit, holding the drumsticks, learning notation, creating catchy beats and fills, learning musical styles, and playing your favorite songs.


The Fun Drum Book for Kids

The Fun Drum Book for Kids

Author: Pierre Hache

Publisher: Pierre Hache Music

Published: 2021-08-27

Total Pages: 56

ISBN-13: 1999205944

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The Fun Drum Book for Kids will have you smiling, grooving and playing music in no time! This easy-to-follow drum method will help you unleash your creativity with or without a drum set! Perfect for beginners of all ages, it’s also a great tool for parents to teach their kids. Learn to play essential rudiments, classic rock grooves, familiar children’s songs, exciting drum fills and even creative solos in this colorful children's drumming book! Overflowing with pictures and diagrams, this step-by-step method is designed to keep the student's attention and produce results. Based on my nearly 20 years of teaching experience, this unique approach is guaranteed to provide hours of focused practice and play for anyone interested in the wide world of drumming.


Pokko and the Drum

Pokko and the Drum

Author: Matthew Forsythe

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Published: 2019-10-01

Total Pages: 64

ISBN-13: 1481480391

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 A Today Show Best Book of the Year A Booklist Book for Youth Editors’ Choice 2019 A Boston Globe–Horn Picture Book Honor Book 2020 An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A Quill & Quire 2019 Book for Young People of the Year “Extraordinary.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Inspirational.” —Booklist (starred review) “Laugh-out-loud funny.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review) “Will tickle kids and adults alike.” —Kirkus Reviews “An instant classic.” —Quill & Quire (starred review) From E.B. White Read Aloud honor artist Matthew Forsythe comes a picture book about a magical drum, an emerald forest, and the little frog who dares to make her own music. The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her the drum. When Pokko takes the drum deep into the forest it is so quiet, so very quiet that Pokko decides to play. And before she knows it she is joined by a band of animals —first the raccoon, then the rabbit, then the wolf—and soon the entire forest is following her. Will Pokko hear her father’s voice when he calls her home? Pokko and the Drum is a story about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom.


The Drum Set Crash Course

The Drum Set Crash Course

Author: Russ Miller

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

Published: 1996-11

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 9781576235225

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This book covers the essential foundations and grooves that will prepare the drummer for a variety of musical situations encountered on the average professional gig. Designed to be an encyclopedia of many drumming styles, The Drum Set Crash Course covers Afro-Cuban and Brazilian, blues, country, hip hop, jazz, reggae, rock, and much more.


The Drum Book

The Drum Book

Author: Geoff Nicholls

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2008-12-01

Total Pages: 144

ISBN-13: 1476854378

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Stick Control

Stick Control

Author: George Lawrence Stone

Publisher: Alfred Music

Published: 2013-11-06

Total Pages: 52

ISBN-13: 1457433761

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George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it one of the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving "control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination," with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.


I Drum, Therefore I Am

I Drum, Therefore I Am

Author: Gareth Dylan Smith

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2016-05-13

Total Pages: 228

ISBN-13: 1317119231

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Despite their central role in many forms of music-making, drummers have been largely neglected in the scholarly literature on music and education. But kit drummers are increasingly difficult to ignore. While exponents of the drum kit are frequently mocked in popular culture, they are also widely acknowledged to be central to the musical success and aesthetic appeal of any musical ensemble in which they are found. Drummers are also making their presence felt in music education, with increasing opportunities to learn their craft in formal contexts. Drawing on data collected from in-depth interviews and questionnaires, Gareth Dylan Smith explores the identities, practices and learning of teenage and adult kit drummers in and around London. As a London-based drummer and teacher of drummers, Smith uses his own identity as participant-researcher to inform and interpret other drummers' accounts of their experiences. Drummers learn in multi-modal ways, usually with a keen awareness of exemplars of their art and craft. The world of kit drumming is highly masculine, which presents opportunities and challenges to drummers of both sexes. Smith proposes a new model of the 'Snowball Self', which incorporates the constructs of identity realization, learning realization, meta-identities and contextual identities. Kit drummers' identities, practices and learning are found to be intertwined, as drummers exist in a web of interdependence. Drummers drum; therefore they are, they do, and they learn - in a rich tapestry of means and contexts.


The Beat of My Own Drum

The Beat of My Own Drum

Author: Sheila E.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2014-09-02

Total Pages: 336

ISBN-13: 1476714983

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From the Grammy-nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who is world renowned for her contributions throughout the music industry, a moving memoir about the healing power of music and spiritual growth inspired by five decades of life and love on the stage. She was born Sheila Escovedo in 1957, but the world knows her as Sheila E. She first picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three, taught by her legendary father, percussionist Pete Escovedo. As the goddaughter of Tito Puente, music was the heartbeat of her family, and despite Sheila's impoverished childhood in Oakland, California, her family stayed strong, inspired by the music they played nightly in their living room. When she was only five, Sheila delivered her first solo performance to a live audience. By nineteen, she had fallen in love with Carlos Santana. By twenty-one, she met Prince at one of her concerts. Sheila E. and Prince would eventually join forces and collaborate for more than two decades, creating hits that catapulted Sheila to her own pop superstardom. The Beat of My Own Drum is both a walk through four decades of Latin and pop music—from her tours with Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Ringo Starr to her own solo career. At the same time, it’s also a heartbreaking, ultimately redemptive look at how the sanctity of music can save a person’s life. Having repeatedly endured sexual abuse as a child, Sheila credits her parents, music, and God with giving her the will to carry on and to build a lasting legacy. Rich in musical detail, pop, and Latin music history, this is a fascinating walk through some of the biggest moments in music from the ’70s and ’80s. But as Sheila’s personal story, this memoir is a unique glimpse into a world-famous drummer’s singular life—a treat for both new and longtime fans of Sheila E. And above all, The Beat of My Own Drum is a testament to how the positive power of music has fueled Sheila’s heart and soul—and how it can transform your life as well.