Play the Drums (Book & MP3/MP4 CD)
If you've ever wanted to learn the drums, here's a great tool to get you started! While I admit I'm no drummer, after watching the video tracks and following along in the book I can clearly see how this program would easily translate to a solid foundation of playing percussion when followed thoroughly and practiced frequently. Starting with the high hats, students will learn to play simple beats, slowly adding in coordination drills and other drums one by one before moving to more complicated rhythms and syncopation. The black and white book doesn't look like much with few photos and simple sheet music, but after flipping through the course and watching the included videos, I am definitely tempted to try it out myself! Note: The video disc should be played on a computer, and some video tracks (I found 2) were mislabeled and did not match the songs in the book. 67 softcover pages. - Laura
Play the Drums presents a new approach to learning the drumset for beginners, containing grooves, fills, reading concepts, and core rhythms in a simple and clearly organized format. This easy-to-use book and CD kit covers quarter-note, eighth-note, sixteenth-note, and triplet grooves, fills, and reading exercises. In addition, the data CD provides MP4 video demonstrations of the examples and play-along MP3s for practice. Play the Drums has everything you need to start playing the drums with real-world beats and fills as quickly as possible!