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The Modern Drum Method takes the student measure by measure from the start with the most fundamental drumming concepts presented and demonstrated in a clear manner. The exercises in Grade One focus significantly on reading note and rest values, coordination of the hands and feet, simple quarter note beats with variations, and ideas on positioning and setting up your drum set ergonomically. If you are a new drum student who has just purchased your first kit, or an experienced player looking for ways to improve your fundamentals and sound production, this book and companion CD will help clarify the mechanical and conceptual drumming skills for you. Throughout, the author explains each drumming topic as if he were teaching a private lesson. Fundamental techniques for the hands and feet Exercises to help develop sight reading ability Ideas for positioning and setting up your drum set ergonomically Over 100 beat variations featured throughout the text Snare drum, bass drum, and hi-hat coordination studies
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Jazz drummer, author, and educator Steve Fidyk has toured and recorded with Maureen McGovern, New York Voices, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, The Capitol Bones, The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band, an ensemble he co-leads with Stan Kenton arranger Mark Taylor, and is currently the drummer with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble from Washington D.C. As a leader, Fidyk s discography includes: Big Kids (U.S. Roots), A Perfect Match (Write Groove), and Live at Blues Alley (OA2) and can be heard on over 50 recordings as a contributing artist. As an educator, Fidyk is percussion editor for Mel Bay Publications and has authored: The Drum Set SMART Book, Inside the Big Band Drum Chart, Jazz Drum Set Independence! 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4 Time Signatures, and an instructional DVD entitled Set Up and Play! He has also recorded over 75 jazz play-along volumes for the Hal Leonard Corporation and contributed drum transcriptions to Drum Standards and Peter Erskine s The Drum Perspective. Fidyk has served on the faculty at Wilkes University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, George Mason University and The University of Maryland and is presently a member of the jazz faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland and Bachelors in Music Education from Wilkes University. Steve Fidyk endorses Ludwig Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Attack Drumheads, DW Pedals, and Latin Percussion products.
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Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786679239
Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786679239
Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00ZM2NJQ8