A fresh and exciting resource for developing total control of the 40 percussive Art Society Rudiments. Designed to be used by all levels of percussionists, this approach will help you gain immediate results in a musical context. The book consists of three components : Rudimental Exercises:
Each of the 40 P.A.S. Rudiments includes a collection of short exercises that allow the player to physically and mentally understand how each rudiment is put together and how it can be played in the most efficient and controlled manner at all speeds and dynamic levels.Rudimental Solos:
Following each collection of rudiment exercises is a solo incorporating only that rudiment, while each solo gradually increases in difficulty from beginning to end. The solos incorporate dynamics, sticking patterns, and phrasing while stressing musicality and feel.Play-along CDs:
The two CDs include selected exercises at a moderate tempo followed by the rudiment solo and musical accompaniment. The solo part is found on the left channel and the accompaniment, or both at the same time.
The CDs also include ten Groove tracks to be used with the exercise portion of the book. The Groove Tracks offer a number of different tempos, styles, and feels, so the player can practice various exercises to an accompaniment of his or her choice.