Percussion

$63.45

Accompaniments range from simple drum patterns to full orchestrations.

Author:E. L. Lancaster, Kenon D. Renfrow
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-14592
Format:CD/DVD
$10.15

Accent on Achievement is a revolutionary, best-selling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through full-color pages and the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method. The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly. Also included are rhythm and rest exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements among the first two books. Book 3 includes progressive technical, rhythmic studies and chorales in all 12 major and minor keys. Also included are lip slur exercises for increasing brass instrument range and flexibility. Accent on Achievement meets and exceeds the USA National Standards for music education, grades five through eight.

Author:John O'Reilly, Mark Williams
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-17098
Format:Book & CD
$9.70

Basic rhythms, variations, breaks, short solos and fill-ins for the mambo, cha-cha, merengue, bolero, samba, conga, beguien, paso doble, tango, montuno, calypso and joropo. Most rhythms are written for the timbales, but may be played on drums, cymbal or cowbell by making simple substitutions.

Author:Ted Reed
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-17312
Format:Book
$11.10

This volume teaches five different ways to play eight pages from Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. There are five sections, each consisting of the eight solo exercises from pages 37 through 44.

Author:Ted Reed
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-17313
Format:Book
$9.70

Thirty-eight pages of rhythms and solo exercises in 4/4, progressively arranged to give speed, control, endurance and flexibility.

Author:Ted Reed
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-17315
Format:Book
$10.15

Accent on Achievement is a revolutionary, best-selling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through full-color pages and the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method. The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly. Also included are rhythm and rest exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements among the first two books. Book 3 includes progressive technical, rhythmic studies and chorales in all 12 major and minor keys. Also included are lip slur exercises for increasing brass instrument range and flexibility. Accent on Achievement meets and exceeds the USA National Standards for music education, grades five through eight.

Author:John O'Reilly, Mark Williams
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-18271
Format:Book & CD
$27.80

Bass Drum Essentials for the Drumset is a unique book exploring bass drum technique and its usage in a variety of musical styles. All of the strengthening exercises, combination studies and coordination studies may also be applied to the double bass drum as well. The enclosed CD contains many examples of the beats and musical excerpts, as well as play-along tracks and tempo tracks, providing a musical framework for students to input their own ideas. Get off on the right foot with Bass Drum Essentials for the Drumset!

Author:Dave Black, Brian Fullen
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-19579
Format:Book & CD
$50.80

The legendary Peter Erskine reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success in this unique Book and DVD set!. An eye-opening look into the mind of one of the world's greatest drums adds depth to every drummer's playing! Features include drumset basics, the grip, chart reading and interpretation, over 300 beats to practice, warm-up exercises, and complete charts to play along with the DVD. Plus, tips and instructions for playing fills, comping, soloing, ensemble playing, and using brushes make this the perfect fit for drummers everywhere!

The included DVD features Peter demonstrating rhythm and techniques, talking about his playing philosophy, plus interviews with members of the Erskine Quartet!

Author:Peter Erskine
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-22700
Format:Book & CD
$8.90

The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combine a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. The result is the most complete band method available anywhere.

Features include:

• Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform.
• Three starting systems help ensure positive results in any beginning situation.
• FOR ... ONLY exercises (i.e. FOR FLUTES ONLY) offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument.
• Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics.
• A nine page FOR OBOES ONLY starting system gives beginners a solid foundation for learning in the full band setting.
• Expanded French Horn and Percussion books, including a separate book for Timpani & Auxiliary Percussion, address the unique needs of beginners on these instruments.
• A comprehensive, totally-correlated Electric Bass book offers expanded opportunities for student involvement.
• Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study.
Achievement Lines and GO FOR EXCELLENCE! test lines ensure objective assessment of students' accomplishments.
• A built-in reward system motivates students and encourages musical growth.
Expanded 48 page part books (instead of the usual 32 pages) provide added reinforcement of musical skills.
• 600-plus page full Conductor Scores contain Objectives for every line of music, Director tips, extended reference articles, duplicable worksheets and quizzes, and theory, listening, composing, improvisation, geography, foreign language, history, and other interdisciplinary Activities for Excellence.

Author:Bruce Pearson
Publisher or Producer:Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Product#:W22TM
Format:Book
$20.35

Take your creativity to another level with this book! Rock music is, or should be, a form of personal expression. This text was written to encourage and develop the drummer's ability to create and develop his own ideas from a solid foundation. This is one in a series of books that deals with one of the most important aspects of rock drumming that of rhythmic improvisation. Topics covered in this book are: The Rock Feeling, The Variations and Development of a Basic Figure, Rhythmic Improvisation, Solos, and Cymbal Variations with the Right Hand.

Author:John Pickering
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93301
Format:Book
$28.00

Here's an entire book devoted to the all too often overlooked Latin instrument, the bongo drums. Trevor Salloum guides you on an inspired informative, and educational musical journey; offering many valuable insights of playing this instrument as well as revealing its colorful history. This text features jazz, rock, Danzon, Mozambique, and bomba patterns with fills, exercises, and performance techniques to get you going in these styles. Maintenance, characteristic rhythmic patterns, and important artists in the evolution of bongo technique are also covered in depth. The companion CD features recordings of the rhythm patterns discussed in the book.

Author:Trevor Salloum
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB96005BCD
Format:Book
$24.60

This book is the ideal primer for anyone wishing to participate in an "Irish session". This musical gathering is apparently quite different than a blues, jazz or bluegrass jam session in that it is customary at Irish sessions to play in tight unison with the other musicians, adapting appropriate tempos, rhythms, and ornaments in an attempt to fit in with the "groove". The "Irish Session Tune Book" features 300 reels, hornpipes, polkas, slides, and slip-jigs written without chord symbols for the melody instruments commonly played in Irish Sessions. The author shares a wealth of melodies collected over the past 10 years, the majority learned by ear at Irish sessions: fiddle, accordion, tinwhistle, tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, etc. Authentic ornamentation is suggested for each tune with the admonition that ornamentation may vary from region to region and chorus to chorus.

Author:Cari Fuchs
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB96323
Format:Book