Learn to play the drums and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with a newly revised edition of this exciting method from Alfred Music. This edition features an all-new DVD presented by educator/performer Johnny O'Reilly, that correlates directly with the book. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various drum types and the sounds they create, playing basics, proper drumstick grips, and getting acquainted with standard drum notation. You will then move right along to playing different lines with different tempos, rhythms, and grooves---all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical and drum notation. You will learn to play beats and fills in an array of musical styles, including rock, country, jazz, and Latin. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play in a band and read standard drum music.
The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Technique builders
* Daily workouts to improve your playing
* Practice tips
* Hints on purchasing equipment, tuning and sound modification, drum set maintenance
* Plus much more.