Take a live 30 minutes drum lesson with Dom wherever you are in the world using Skype. You will need a web cam and a good internet connection for the lessons.
Take a live 60 minutes drum lesson with Dom wherever you are in the world using Skype. You will need a web cam and a good internet connection for the lessons.
This is the new soft cover edition.
This is the audio CD version read by Dom.
“THIS IS HUGE!” quote by Dom Famularo
“THIS IS HUGE!” quote by Dom Famularo
All proceeds goes to the Jim Chapin Scholarship.
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.
This groundbreaking book, Open Handed Playing, offers a step-by-step approach for drummers of all styles to learn and apply the concept of open-handed playing on the modern drumset. Based on concepts developed by teaching great Jim Chapin and fusion legend Billy Cobham, Open-Handed Playing not only outlines all the benefits of avoiding the crossing of hands when playing the drumset, but provides an incredibly detailed, complete, and approachable method for learning this technique.
Applied by world-class drummers such as Billy Cobham, Simon Phillips, Will Kennedy, Carter Beauford, Mike Bordin, and authors Claus Hessler and Dom Famularo, the open-handed approach is one of the most exciting concepts in drumming, and is catching on with students and professionals alike worldwide. Now, for the first time, this special concept is explained and taught in detail.
The accompanying CD contains four fusion-style play along tracks (mixed with drums, without drums with click, and without drums without click) for you to apply the concepts contained in the book
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!
With Groove Facility, Dom Famularo and Rob Hirons show you the path to creating a complete vocabulary of funky and effective contemporary drumset grooves. Comes with a multimedia disc containing 22 instructional QuickTime clips and 4 MP3 play-along tracks!
This book will get you comfortable playing in odd time signatures. Using a simple, yet effective counting system, it will provide a method for breaking down odd meters in a way that works for you. Based on the concept introduced in Dom Famularo’s best-selling book, It’s Your Move, Odd Feelings presents grooves and exercises in 18 different time signatures. Divided into chapters on quarter-, eighth-, and sixteenth-note based meters, with an additional section about mixed-meter grooves, it also includes eight play-along tracks designed to really get you grooving.
A multimedia disc is included that contains MP3s and Quick Time videos. The MP3s demonstrate selected examples and include the play-along tracks minus drums. The videos also highlight various examples from the book, and include demos of the play-along tracks.
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 variousareas. 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.
Pulling from many years of experience as a pro, through touring with artists like Suzanne Vega and John Cale, to holding down the bass chair at Kinky Boots on Broadway, Michael delivers an honest look at music, business and art that should be ready by every aspiring and pro musician.
Also included are revealing interviews with many of today’s top bassists, such as Marcus Miller, Lee Sklar, Will Lee, Tony Levin, as well as legends like Donald “Duck” Dunn and more. The book features a foreword by Sting.
Dedicating one’s life to art is a choice made by few, and difficult for many to comprehend. The rich but ephemeral rewards that are discovered come at a cost that conventional wisdom seems to defy. What drives the heart and mind of the artist to continue to struggle in a world that offers them no security, predictability, or objective value for the fruits of their labor? With A View from the Side, Visceglia attempts to give the reader a window in which to view the lives, aspirations, adventures and misadventures, phenomenal successes and tragic failures of some of the leading practitioners of an art that he is intimately familiar with: playing the bass. Through stories of his own experiences, along with the interviews and profiles of his influential peers, Visceglia provides a compelling look at the nature of the pursuit of the artistic life.
This play-along package features tracks culled from Joe Bergamini’s acclaimed 1996 solo album Arrival (co-produced by Dom Famularo). Arrival Drum Play-Along provides ten exciting, pro-sounding original tracks, accompanied by note-for-note transcriptions of the main grooves and fills from Terry Branam and extensive educational text from Bergamini. This book puts you in the driver’s seat.
A book/CD package written to help drummers and educators understand how to interpret and play big band charts.
A book/CD package written to help drummers and educators understand how to interpret and play big band charts. Included are discussions, MP3 audio and DVD video demonstrations on:
- Chart reading checklist: style, road map, ink.
- Playing big band set-ups that will clearly and affectively support the band.
- Ride cymbal techniques for slow, medium and fast tempos.
- Hi-hat techniques for 2-beat, “rocking the foot” and “heel up.”
- Bass drum techniques on how to “feather” and “drop bombs.”
- Snare drum techniques for cross-stick, rim shots and stick shots.
- Jazz shuffles, 3/4, ballads, Latin, R&B, funk and rock play-along tracks.
- Five complete big band play-along charts: with and without drums.
- Discography of recommended big band recordings.
Every example in the book is demonstrated on both MP3 and video, along with 9 videos explaining how to get a big band drum sound, for a total of 99 videos on the included data disc.
The Hi-Hat Foot was written to help drummers develop grooves and a solid foundation of four-way coordination in the rock, funk, and R&B styles. The wide variety of groove exercises help explain and develop coordination in 8th- and 16th-note grooves. Five of the most important left-foot hi-hat patterns are included, as well as timing exercises that involve playing on beats 1 and 3, 2 and 4, quarter notes, eighth notes, and “off” beats. The book is written for the intermediate student, yet accessible to beginners as well.
The included MP3 disc contains demonstrations of many of the exercises, set-up to allow students to play-along. Discussions on the importance of listening to develop musical drumming vocabulary, pedal techniques, posture, how to position the drums and cymbals for the greatest ease in playing, and the importance of playing with music and other musicians are included for a well-rounded approach to playing drumset. A practice chart and extensive guidelines on how to practice are also included.
Author Garey Williams is an active educator and performing artist who has been published and reviewed in Rhythm Magazine, Modern Drummer, Percussive Notes, Fuse Magazine, and Band World. In addition, he has also been featured in numerous international, national and regional publications. He does various freelance recording and performing projects, and performs with his jazz fusion trio, Ecstasy in Numbers. Garey is also a clinician for Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Sabian cymbals, DW Drums, Remo drumheads, and Latin Percussion products.
The Pulse of Jazz, written by drummer/educator Nic Marcy, provides a complete method for building a jazz timekeeping vocabulary. By taking a different approach from other classic jazz methods, this book provides exercises based around common timekeeping approaches, from simple to very advanced.
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With The Pulse of Jazz, drummer/educator Nic Marcy provides a complete method for building a jazz timekeeping vocabulary. Taking a different approach from (and building on) other classic jazz methods, the book provides exercises based around common timekeeping approaches from simple to very advanced (called “time lines”) and provides exercises to develop independence and comping facility with each approach. In this way, the text proceeds from the earliest forms of jazz timekeeping—such as the shuffle, the quarter-note approach, and the New Orleans “Second Line” concept—all the way up through the most modern and cutting-edge techniques employed by greats such as Antonio Sanchez and Ari Hoenig. Topics covered include:
- Jazz shuffle ideas
- Basic comping patterns
- Basic to very advanced timekeeping concepts
- Elvin Jones and Tony Williams ideas
- Polyrhythmic comping (two over three, three over four, and more)
- Comping in 3/4
- Three- and four-way interdependence exercises
- Metric modulation and implied modulation
- “Retrograde” comping
- and much more…
In the pages of The Pulse of Jazz, you’ll find fresh and exciting material that will stimulate your imagination and open up new avenues for practice in this classic idiom.
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.
Accents and Rebounds adds accent routines and more advanced rhythms to the basics covered in Stick Control, adding finesse and control to the player’s skills. This followup book to the classic Stick Control, by George Lawrence Stone, includes sections on accented eighths, accented dotted notes, accented triplets, rebound control, two-beat roll versus the buzz, accents in progressive rolls using right and left leads, accents in five-stroke rolls, accents in seven-stroke rolls, and rolling in mixed rhythm. If you are a fan of Stick Control, Accents and Rebounds supplies the perfect next steps for your practice routine.
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.
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.