The Art Of The Drummer: Volume 1 (Book and CD)

The Art Of The Drummer: Volume 1 (Book and CD)

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Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Drums (DRUMS)
Skill Level: Beginner - Explain this
Series: The Art Of The Drummer
Catalogue #: JV60274
ISBN: 9781905631025


Acclaimed by professional drummers, drum teachers and numerous students, this book is a complete course for modern drumming. Europe's No. 1 drum tutor John Savage carefully goes through all the techniques and concepts that are needed in order to be a proficient drummer.

The book covers drumming technique, swing rock rhythms, hard rock rhythms, jazz rhythms, funk rhythms, Latin rhythms, accents, rim shots, time signatures, snare drum technique, brush technique, drum solos and a great deal more. Why spend money on private lessons when you can learn from the best in the comfort of your own home.

Accompanying CD demonstrates the exercises in the book.

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The Art Of The Drummer: Volume 1 (Book and CD) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
7 out of 10


Simple, easy to follow steps. Already bought the book previously but ordered again to get the CD version.
CD could be more interactive ie; stop, start, replay/repeat exercise.

Also could only find one YouTube video of author - more videos showing range of ability would be good.
Confirmed purchase: 23 February 2016
Published on: 08 March 2016
10 out of 10


Aberdeen GB Caring grandad
Highly recommend for all beginners
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 03 September 2015
Published on: 17 September 2015
10 out of 10


Washington, Tyne and Wear GB
The ringbinder format keeps book flat on the stand. Easy to understand layout. Most importantly it was recommended by my son's drum teacher.
Confirmed purchase: 20 April 2015
Published on: 04 May 2015

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating I originally bought this item twenty years ago and started using it after having six months of drum lessons with a personal tutor. Over the next three months I learned far more and at my own pace than I could have ever learned with private lessons. It's a testament that my original copy was so well used that I had to buy a second copy! I can't rate this highly enough, 10 stars. and now with a CD too!

Customer Rating As a teacher I have used this book, along with others, for over 20 yrs and find it a great help! My pupils love the different rhythms included in the book and I can strongly recommend it, along with help from a good teacher!!!
See more reviews by shedbrewer - (Cornwall)

Customer Rating I bought this for my wife who is learning drums from scratch and think it's good value for money.
The exercises are well laid out and start right from basics without pre-supposing any existing knowledge. It then covers quite a bit of ground up to where, presumably the second volume takes over.
It's well written by someone who obviously knows his stuff for people with little or no musical backgound without being patronising.
I'm not a drummer but play several other instruments and I think this book ranks with some of the better tutors I've seen and would imagine it's quite useful as a reference for any player up to intermediate level.
See more reviews by David F. - (Wirksworth, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating The book and cd arrived very quickly and in perfect condition,it was a present for my son who has just taken up playing the drums, he is very pleased with it. He has a friend who is an acomplised drummer who still refers to this title now after years of playing. Thanks very much for your service.

Customer Rating A little bit dated now, but good for beginners to use in conjunction with a good teacher.

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: 108 pages
Language: English
Publisher: John Savage
Author: John Savage

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