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Download and read online The Drummer s Almanac in PDF and EPUB (Book). This celebration of the art of drumming is a must-have for all drummers, beginning to advanced. With essential tips on techniques and tongue-in-cheek anecdotes, The Drummer's Almanac is informative and fun. Features lots of photos, interviews, quotes, jokes, tuning tips from the pros, maintenance info, studio stories, helpful hints, and so much more!
Download and read online The Drummer s Complete Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson in PDF and EPUB Alan Dawson was a legendary drummer and educator, known for his work with the top artists in jazz as well as for his 18-year association with Berklee College of Music. This new text and CD combination was put together by John Ramsay, a prominent drummer in his own right and a former student of Dawson's. The book contains all the important techniques and concepts that Alan Dawson embraced in his own playing and subsequently taught to his students. The two CDs include some remastered audio examples from actual lessons taught by Dawson himself over the years. This is a highly comprehensive textbook from a jazz master.
Download and read online Dr Morelle and the Drummer Girl in PDF and EPUB ERNEST DUDLEY is an English author known to millions of crime fiction addicts for his weekly Armchair Detective radio broadcasts, and also for the Doctor Morelle series of stories (and radio plays) in which the shrewd detective-psychiatrist solved countless mysteries with the aid of his assistant, Miss Frayle. Dudley has revealed that Dr. Morelle has his genesis in a coal cellar in Bristol in 1940, where the author (who already worked for the BBC Variety Department) sat out German air-raids. "The character of Dr. Morelle," Mr Dudley has remarked, "was finally evolved from my memories of the silent film star Erich von Stroheim - who incidentally nearly played the part years later in a film version - and whom Hollywood used to bill as 'The Man You Love to Hate.' In order to point up the self-opinionated biting sarcasm of Dr Morelle, I gave him as a foil a pretty feather brained secretary, Miss Frayle. And so, Dr Morelle was let loose on millions of unsuspecting listeners, the first fictional character, I think, whom people hated so much they simply had to tune in and listen to him."
Download and read online The Drummer in PDF and EPUB (Book). To mark the 30th-anniversary of the world's best-loved drum magazine, Modern Drummer , here is the first book to tell the complete tale of the modern drumset masters. A century of drumming is covered: from the founding fathers of jazz, to today's athletic, mind-altering rhythm wizards and everyone in between. Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Ringo Starr, Levon Helm, Neil Peart and dozens of other drum gods are featured.
Download and read online The Drummer s Time in PDF and EPUB Presents a collection of interviews with such jazz drummers as Joe Morello, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams.
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Download and read online I Drum Therefore I Am in PDF and EPUB Despite their central role in many forms of music-making, drummers have been largely neglected in the scholarly literature on music and education. 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 drum; therefore they are, they do, and they learn - in a rich tapestry of means and contexts.
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Download and read online The Great American Drums and the Companies that Made Them 1920 1969 in PDF and EPUB Finally, a book that thoroughly traces the rich history of the American drum industry. Historic information, personal anecdotes, and hundreds of black and white and color photos from the golden era of American drum manufacturing. Includes company profiles of Camco, Fibes, Gretsch, Leedy, LandS, Ludwig, Rogers, Slingerland, WFL, George Way, Walberg and Auge, and several others. Includes details on the distinguishing features of over 100 valuable drums that can help experienced and beginning collectors quickly pinpoint exact age, model, and brand. Plus, the color photo section includes 27 of the most collectible drums in the world today!
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