Drums for Dummies
||Author: Jeff Strong|
List Price: $24.99
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Publisher: For Dummies (15 September, 2001)
Sales Rank: 17,838
Average Customer Rating: 4.86 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
This is great, but................
This book is great and all, but you'll have to go another way if you really want to learn something:
I have seen many websites and reviewed many books such as this one, but I have come to one conclusion, and many people know that. Books and websites are not a replacement for good drumming lessons! Go to a concervatorion near you, or find a teacher on your own, but don't think that this book can teach you like a real, live teacher can!
Go to drumming lessons for about 2 months, then buy this book.
I'm sure it has great hand-excercises and techniques, but to teach you how to play the drums, it can not!
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is an extremely indispensable book. I am a band instructor now, but it was from this book that I began learning drums! I thank the author for writing such a valuable book, especially because I am a dummy. Recommended.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I would have given my eye teeth for a book like this when I was starting out. A student of mine brought it in during a lesson and my god was I impressed! This book and CD spell it all out-Jazz, Rock, R&B, Latin and Carribean, you name it. The author, Jeff Strong, can play and he can also teach it well.
The book covers set as well as hand/stick drums-which is where the eye teeth come in. Nearly every drum a drummer would want to play is covered in this book. He's got every little Brazilian thing from the Surdo to the Pandeiro, and goes on to Latin with the Clave (which confuses so many people), the Congas, and on and on-you name it it's all here.
It's easy to read, the instructions are clear, and the CD is a big help. It's gonna turn a lot of drummers out there into very good drummers. And for those drummers who want to explore beyond the set, this book's like a candy store of sweet, sweet options.