Take a live 30 minutes drum lesson with Dom wherever you are in the world. You will need a web cam and a good internet connection for the lessons. Visit the Skype Web Site at: www.skype.com.
Take a live 60 minutes drum lesson with Dom wherever you are in the world. You will need a web cam and a good internet connection for the lessons. Visit the Skype Web Site at: www.skype.com.
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The foundation of Dom’s overall drumming concept is contained in this one-of-a-kind drum book that was voted one of the best new drum books of the year by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine in 2000. Co-written with drummer Joe Bergamini and clearly illustrated by Steve Leahy, the book explains and shows many legendary and controversial techniques in drumming, removing the mystery and getting directly to the details. Included are the Free Stroke, Moeller Technique, and many of Dom’s personal exercises for drumset mastery. Included are two cartoon-style flipbooks to illustrate motion.
A complete method for developing basic groove vocabulary on the drumset, Eighth-Note Rock and Beyond contains a clearly organized and systematic approach to learning the basic beats that drive rock, funk, and R&B. The 145 beats contained in the book are organized according to difficulty and rhythmic structure, and include hi-hat and ride cymbal variations that can be used by the more advanced player to expand his or her vocabulary. This book represents a fun, logical and up-to-date addition to entry and intermediate level drumset literature.
All of the 145 grooves are demonstrated on the included MP3 CD!
Drumset Duets is the perfect way to make music with another drummer! Containing 100 different 2-bar duets, the book is perfect for teachers to use with students, and for friends to play with each other. Each duet consists of a 2-bar “A” pattern to be played by the first drummer, and a complementary 2-bar “B” pattern to be played by the second drummer-and all the pattenrs have been designed by Dom Famularo to sound like one great unison groove when played together.
The accompanying MP3 disc contains both “A” and “B” grooves recorded individually, so that you can practice along with either part, as well as a recorded example of both grooves together.
With Drumset Duets, you can develop your groove and start playing cool, musical grooves with your teacher, students, and friends!
This book addresses the common problem of proportionally unequal abilities between a drummer?s dominant and weaker muscle sets in drumming technique. The strategic exercises are designed to develop the under-used muscles to cultivate a more balanced ability for controlled movement and a fluid and consistent sound. Organized for gradual strengthening through daily practice, the exercises can be used for both hands and feet.
A follow-up to the popular first volume, Open-Handed Playing Vol. 2: A Step Beyond gives you a groundbreaking step-by-step approach to incorporate this cutting-edge style into your playing.
By using linear and rudimental approaches, this book allows any drummer to immediately begin to incorporate an open-handed approach into their playing— even a drummer who has always played with crossed hands. This is because the linear and rudimental patterns presented in the book will be familiar to both right-handed and left-handed players. Open-Handed Playing: A Step Beyond not only gets you to apply these approaches to avoiding crossing your hands, but provides an incredibly creative and funky set of new tools to build any drummer’s vocabulary.
- Audio CD featuring 8 new play-along tracks.
- Funky linear stickings and grooves.
- Creative rudimental patterns applied to the drumset.
- Forewords by Simon Phillips, Kenny Aronoff, and Will Kennedy.
Whether you decide to completely convert to open-handed playing, or just select certain concepts from this book, you’ll find many useful ideas for your own artistic expression in Open-Handed Playing: A Step Beyond.
With Pedal Control, renowned educators Dom Famularo and Joe Bergamini have teamed up to bring you a complete method for improving the ability of your feet on the drumset. Unlike many other books, Pedal Control contains extensive information about the actual pedal strokes and techniques used by some of the world’s top drummers, in addition to dozens of exercises to build up the ability to use these techniques.
The books contains dozens of photographs clearly demonstrating each of the four different pedal techniques discussed, as well as the motions for various other exercises. Also included is an MP3/data disc containing over 200 tracks demonstrating nearly every example in the book, and high quality QuickTime videos showing all the pedal stroke techniques!
Dom’s Pad Sticks by Vic Firth. The best sticks in the world to practice technique.
The New Warner Bros. Publications edition of the classic drum book that every student needs to study from! Now includes 2 unbelievable CDs showcasing Jim Chapin himself demonstrating the material. Must be heard to be believed. The classic look and clarity of the book is retained throughout this new edition.
Jim Chapin personally signed these books, from the last independent printing of his famous book. This is the original item with spiral binding, as it exisited for decades. There are a limited number of these available, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of drum history.
Independence the “Open End” Jim Chapin introduces his dramatic new concept in drum education. A book with a unique and ingenious format that presents an incredibly wide scope of study with PRACTICAL work ranging from relative simplicity to exercises that may actually anticipate the future. This book presents a unique concept in the study of drums. The book is in three ring note book format. The pages are of thick cardstock that clip into a section where dozens of plastic inlays may be put over each page to produce an infinite number of variations on the the exercises. The idea is that no two drummers that study the book will be playing the same exercises. You create your own program by choosing what inlay goes over what to create exercise or phrasing to add to your own repetoire that will be unique to you.
For the development of 4-way independence, Dennis Chambers recommends Jim Chapins book, Advanced Techniques, Part Two. This book is expensive and not easily found, but for the serious drummer is probably the best of its kind.
Many of the world’s great drummers credit their skills in part to Jim’s teaching and his books, Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Volumes 1 and 2. Whether a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this DVD (with added master-class footage) will continue to help drummers of all styles and levels achieve more Speed, Power, Control and Endurance. Enjoy the Chapin magic! Download the booklet here for free!
Spend some time with one of the living legends of drumming, the great Jim Chapin, as he relates drumming tales and history as no one else can. Jim sings some of his own compositions in his inimitable jazzy vocal style, and of course also plays drums as only Jim can. This is a beautiful document of the passion, knowledge, and depth of history that come from Jim.
Volume two of Jim’s wonderful personal archive of drumming and drum history. Like his previous CD, this new 75-minute disc captures Jim’s inimitable style, as he sings and plays six of his original songs with a band, plays five unaccompanied drum solos, and tells stories like only he can. Jim discusses more than 30 of the most interesting and important drummers of the past 75 years.
George Lawrence Stone’s Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named the book one of the top 25 books of all-time. In the words of the author, it is the ideal book for improving “control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution and muscular coordination,” with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced-level rhythms, moving through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.
Co-produced by Dom Famularo, this CD features Joe Bergamini on drums, Zak Rizvi on guitar, and Frank LaPlaca on bass (who currently make up the band 4FRONT). An all instrumental release featuring melodic rock and funk tunes. More Info →.
Co-produced by Dom Famularo, this CD features Joe Bergamini on drums, Zak Rizvi on guitar, and Frank LaPlaca on bass (who currently make up the band 4FRONT). An all instrumental release featuring melodic rock and funk tunes. More Info.
2001 release from 4Front, featuring the same lineup of Joe Bergamini, Zak Rizvi, and Frank LaPlaca, with Jimmy Wilgus on keyboards and Bob Magnuson on sax. More instrumental, cinematic music in the style of Rush, The Dregs, Kansas, John Williams, etc. More Info.
With Elements, drummer John Favicchia presents a comprehensive system to improve your drumming vocabulary, and your ability to improvise with that vocabulary. After presenting you with the Elements-simple one-beat variations of basic 16th-note and triplet rhythms-Favicchia shows you how to practice them in order to expand your abilities and skills in various
areas. The exercises contained within the book show you how to apply the Elements in ways that will allow you to:
- Execute accent figures in any place in the measure.
- Play accents in any desired position combined with double-stroke rolls.
- Orchestrate all your ideas in more creative ways around the kit.
- Improvise with much more freedom, both in your choice of rhythms and orchestrations on the kit.
- Use the Elements to create more variety in your drum fills.
- Be able to recognize and execute any given ensemble figure encountered on a chart.
- Solo around the hits while playing with a band, no matter where the hits fall.
Also included is an MP3/data disc jam-packed with music to assist you in learning how to apply the Elements.
John Favicchia’s critically acclaimed CD release. With special guests Steve Khan, Chieli Minucci, Harvie Swartz, Dean Brown, David Mann, Philip Hamilton, Jeff Haynes and many others. “I’ve heard two cuts in anticipation of John Favicchia’s upcoming Dharma release, and both are absolutely top-notch melodically, rhythmically and improvisationally. A great drummer, he keeps growing as a producer and this project will no doubt appeal to fusionheads and smooth jazz fans alike. I picked his previous CD one of the year’s ten best, and I’m excited to hear more.” — Jonathan Widran-JAZZIZ
Dave focuses on combining funk and jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms to extend his own innovative style. By dissecting his grooves and musical choices for each song on the CD, David demonstrates how to develop musical skills and how to create a signature sound. This book/audio package includes eight charts and two CDs mixed with and without drums for play- along usage. As a bonus, David transcribes and explains eleven of his legendary Tower of Power grooves.
Tiempo drops into the center of pulsating rhythms and melodies in a play-along format. Althought tiempo is geared toward drum set and percussion players, it is equally advantageous to all insrumentalists who want to understand how talking drums’ rhythmic concept fit with contemporary music.
TimbaFunk is a combination of two very diverse musical styles. Timba, wich is the name of the ’90s style of dance music played in cuba today, and funk, a popular and highly influential Amercan Rhythm and Blues-based style.
The Code of Funk brings the drumming of David Garibaldi and the music of Tower of Power to your practice room in a technologically advanced, cutting-edge musical and educational package. The Code provides an in-depth look at the concept that David uses to create his futuristic, old-school grooves.
DVD documenting the Australian UDDW 2002, featuring captivating performances from Virgil Donati, Dave Weckl, Dom Famularo, David Jones, John Tempesta, Luis Conte and many more world-class artists. In addition, Donati and Weckl both perform with their bands, and a full historical documentary on the UDDW event is included. 235 minutes, Dolby Digital.
DVD documenting the Australian UDDW 2004, featuring captivating performances from Gregg Bissonette, Marco Minnemann, Steve Smith, Chad Wakerman
Unique book teaching various styles of drumming and providing excellent play-along tracks at every level, up to and including master level tracks. Features all original music and is loaded with important information for any drumming performing with a live band in any style.
176 pages of technique studies and musical pieces based around a foundation of rudiments and rhythmic motions that can be applied to all forms of drumming. Self-Analysis section included.
Limited Edition – A candid time spent with Jo Jones as he discusses drum basics, gadgets, effects, flams, rolls, rim shots, and more. Enjoy his historical account of drummers who have influenced his life.
The Musician?s Toolbox is full of practical ideas to help you succeed in the classroom as well as in life. There is real ?take-home? value for everyone
The ultimate technical study of four-way independence based on Afro-Cuban rhythms. This detailed and methodical approach will develop four-limb coordination and expand rhythmic vocabulary. Understanding the clave and the relationship between eighth note and triplet rhythms will aid in mastering the multiple and complex rhythms of Afro-Cuban styles.
This method features transcriptions from the video Gene Krupa: Jazz Legend. The first section of the book presents Krupa?s drum method which combines individual snare drum techniques with basic drum set applications. The second section contains transcriptions of Krupa?s performances from the video.
A method book for the development of complete independence on the drum set.
The definitive book on bop drumming – a style that is both the turning point and the cornerstone of contemporary music?s development. This comprehensive book and audio presentation covers time playing, comping, soloing, brushes, more jazz essentials, and charts in an entertaining mix of text, music and pertinent quotes.
Based on the drumming advancements of the post-bop period of the 1960s, the book and audio topics include: broken time playing, ride cymbal variations, up-tempo unison ideas, implied time metric modulation, solo ideas, solo analysis, complete transcriptions, and play-along tunes.