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Easy Rock Drum Beats:
No Reading Required
By Stan Mitchell
In addition to lessons on posture, breathing, sticking, vocalizing, and counting, this DVD teaches you to play basic rock beats and fills without having to read music. Let's check it out.
No Reading Required!
The Systems: Sticking-Vocalizing-Counting. Basic rudimental sticking patterns are covered on the pad and as applied to the drumset. Includes techniques for vocalizing what you are playing and the ability to count as you play.
The Beats. In this section Stan teaches the following basic patterns but provides live demos of each of them with a band that consists of Stan on drums, Johnny Hawthorn on guitar, and Greg Hyatt on bass:
Triplets: Counting in Three. This chapter covers patterns that are played in triplet form. Stan demonstrates them alone and then plays them with his band:
Other Beats. Stan demonstrates the following additional patterns:
Fills. Covered is the two-handed Pump and sixteenth-note fills.
Articulation and Dynamics. Various Snare and High-Hat dynamics along with accenting is covered in this chapter topped off with a demonstration of a Drum Solo.
Easy Rock Drum Beats: The Bottom Line
As such, I recommend this DVD to any beginning rock drummer and especially to those who have not yet become familiar with reading music.
Easy Rock Drum Beats is a good value at its retail price of $14.95.
Purchase this DVD at a discount online: Easy Rock Drum Beats (No Reading Required)
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