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Steve Fidyk: Inside The Big Band Drum Chart: Drum Kit

Instrumental Work | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Instrumentation Drum Kit
Composer Steve Fidyk
Publisher Mel Bay Publications

Inside The Big Band Drum Chart is a first of its kind Drum method that uses traditional and contemporary arrangements performed by a 17 piece jazz ensemble as the vehicle to study beats, musical form, ensemble phrasing, articulation, and interpretation. For each arrangement, there is 'talk through' information explaining how the composition is played as well as transcriptions of key beats and melodic information that connects the 'written Drum part' to the music. The 248 page book includes a 2.5 hour audio available online and an hour long video demonstrating every exercise in the text. Also included are anecdotes and interviews with legendary big band drummers and arrangers such as Louie Bellson, Jake Hanna, Phil Wilson, Mark Taylor and Bob Curnow.

Difficulty Intermediate
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Instrumental Work
Genre Theory
Release Date 2016
Pages 248
ISBN 9781619115200
Edition Number MLB21475M
Catalog No. MB21475M
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  1. Notation and Terminology
  2. Drum Set Notation
  3. The Chart Talk Through
  4. Big Band Forms
  5. Reading and Interpretation Ideas
  6. Rhythmic Interpretation1
  7. Alternate Notation for Time
  8. Basic Chart Reading Terminology
  9. Time Keeping Elements
  10. The Bass Drum
  11. The Hi-Hat
  12. The Ride Cymbal
  13. Swingin' and the Groove (two and four/one and three)
  14. Articulation Markings and Musical Shape
  15. Exercises
  16. Short Articulation Exercise with Quarter Notes
  17. Short Articulation Exercise with Eighth Notes
  18. Short Articulation Exercise with Quarters and Eighth Notes
  19. Long Articulation Exercise
  20. Long and Short Articulation Combinations Example One
  21. Long and Short Articulation Combinations Example Two
  22. Contemporary Interpretation Exercise One
  23. Contemporary Interpretation Exercise Two
  24. The Big Band Sound
  25. Tuning
  26. Drum Heads
  27. Cymbals
  28. Sticks
  29. Set Up The Band!
  30. Parallel Motion
  31. Counter Point
  32. Connector Material
  33. Building a Fill Vocabulary for Band Figures
  34. Figure Connector Study 1
  35. Figure Connector Study 2
  36. Figure Connector Study 3
  37. Figure Connector Study in 3/4
  38. Figure Connector Study in 5/4
  39. Trumpet One Phrase Shapes
  40. Tempo Transition Examples
  41. Preliminary Charts
  42. Preliminary Chart 1- Swing
  43. Preliminary Chart 2- Shuffle
  44. Preliminary Chart 3- Ballad
  45. Preliminary Chart 4- Samba
  46. Preliminary Chart 5- Funk
  47. Big Band Arrangements with Analysis
  48. Blaine Street
  49. Bottom End Shuffle
  50. Good Night Story
  51. Swing Open
  52. Tierrasanta
  53. People and Places
  54. Appendix
  55. Solos and Transcriptions
  56. Sing Sing Sing
  57. Skin Deep
  58. West Side Story
  59. Drum Solo Breaks
  60. Ensemble Shout Chorus Transcription Excerpts
  61. Big Band Drumming Innovators and Innovations
  62. Interviews
  63. Big Band Recordings Discography
  64. Drum Methods Discography
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