Re: DRUM INSTRUCTION DVD & BOOK REVIEWS
The Commandments Of Early Rhythm And Blues Drumming - Book and CD
Written by Zoro and Daniel Glass
##### 5 Stars out of 5
All you ever wanted to know about Shuffles!
All playing levels - Anyone looking to learn about the shuffle and its variations.
The book mainly concentrates on the early 40's and 50's Rhythm and Blues drumming styles which were all shuffles. These shuffle patterns are where Rock and Roll came from. I bought this book with the hope of improving my shuffles and have re-discovered my Rock and Roll roots. The book is full of history, great photos and written examples of each shuffle that corresponds to the CD so you can hear the groove. There are several full length charts with exampls on the cd both with and without drums allowing you to play along. The book also contains great listening recommendations pointing out the style of the shuffle and who made them famous. It's an awesome book that i now consider mandatory for any drummer.
Max Roach did it, Elvin Jones did it, but Roy Haynes didit and didit and didit.