SO YOU WANT TO BE A DRUMMER by Angel Bartolotta (Owner of The Rock Box Music School & Stage)
– SECOND EDITION –
Everything you need to know… And more!
The official text book for all Rock Box drum students.
This book for beginners covers picking out a drum set, tuning, stick control, music reading, rudiments, warm-ups, coordination, beats, fills, double bass, and stick tricks. It includes a short history of the modern drum set, as well as some of Angel’s favorite beats from the different bands he has played for. It’s also FILLED with photos and stories from years of touring as well as tips and words of advice from todays top musicians (members of Team Cybergeist, Nine Inch Nails, Alice Cooper, White Zombie, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Misfits, Joan Jett, Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society, Sevendust, Halestorm, Coal Chamber, Ministry, Static-X, Nonpoint, and MANY others). Forward by Steve “The Mad Drummer” Moore (This Drummer Is At The Wrong Gig as seen on YouTube). You don’t have to be a drummer to enjoy this book. There is something for everyone!
Forward by Steve “The Mad Drummer” Moore
Drums, Drummers & Drumming: A Brief History
Knowing Your Instrument (holding the sticks, drum/cymbal selection, tuning, etc)
Getting Started (music reading, hand exercises, etc)
The 40 International Drum Rudiments
Notes (quarter, eighth, sixteenth, eighth note triplets, sixteenth note triplets)
The Flam, The Drag & The Ruff
Exploring Other Time Signatures (4/4, 2/4, 3/4, 6/8)
Scratching The Surface (Rock, Punk, Metal, Country, Dance, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Reggae, etc)
Combining Everything You Know
Step Inside My Head (drum notation for Team Cybergeist, Dope, Genitorturers, Crossbreed, Switched and PIG songs)
Stick Tricks & Showmanship
Life On The Road (photo albums)
Advice From The Internet
Create Your Own (blank manuscript pages)
And much more!!!