Eight Essentials of Drumming
Become a well-rounded drummer with sound technique, solid time, and expressive musicianship by mastering these eight essentials: Ergonomics; Pop/Rock/R&B Grooves; Shuffles; Slow Grooves; African-Based Grooves; Jazz/Swing Grooves; Musicianship Skills; and Rudiments. Master drummer and educator Ron Savage presents this time-tested approach to developing core drumming technique - efficiently and completely. By mastering these eight essentials, you will be able to play in any type of rhythm section - rock, funk, jazz, swing, hip-hop, and others. These exercises and explanations will help you to fulfill the essential roles of timekeeper, backbone, and heartbeat, with rock-solid beats and sound technique.