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Old 10-15-2012, 02:03 PM
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I am looking for drum set instruction book suggestions.

I have tried several for a student, (junior high, very coordinated, fair reading skills, average hand chops for age.... but they always are either too easy or too hard.

I am trying the Groove Essentials , which I really like, but is a tad too challenging for this level player.

Any suggestions for a book that is not too easy but would work well with a juni
or high player.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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The new edition of Mark Wessels book with Stanton Moore looks quite good. Mark's books, in general, are quite good (in my opinion). Check out this page for more information about the book.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:27 PM
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Be sure to comb through this thread for ideas...

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:08 PM
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Which Groove Essentials version are you using?

I would be surprised if Groove Essentials 1.0 is too much if you start at the beginning.

With that said, I always recommend "Basic Drumming" by Joel Rothman. Best overall drum book for the beginner, imo.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:04 PM
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The new edition of Mark Wessels book with Stanton Moore looks quite good. Mark's books, in general, are quite good (in my opinion). Check out this page for more information about the book.

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thanks, I will check it out.

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Which Groove Essentials version are you using?

I would be surprised if Groove Essentials 1.0 is too much if you start at the beginning.

With that said, I always recommend "Basic Drumming" by Joel Rothman. Best overall drum book for the beginner, imo.
We have been using GE#1, but I will definitely look at the Rothman book as well.
thankyou.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:27 PM
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I like Dave Weckl's "Ultimate Play-a-long for beginners".

Groove Essentials is also great.

I like using the tracks as backing tracks for various things like technique, reading and independence. Builds a very different kind of awareness.

Things I'd start with would be the first rock grooves with my own variations, some shuffles, slow swing, one drop, two beat, train beat and slowly building up a 2nd line groove. A bit of samba BD never hurt anyone either.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:45 PM
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Hal leonard fast track drum set 1 is what I started with and is the only book I almost finished.. As a matter of fact I am gonna revisit it and finish the 2 solo's at the end which I never did.

http://www.halleonard.com/product/vi...8&subsiteid=2&
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Rod Morgenstern's Drumset Musician. It has been a staple for me from the beginning.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:18 PM
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The New Breed. Simplistic to advanced in one easy-to-carry package.
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Joel Rothman's "Basic Drumming". Lots of different aspects of drumming represented in that book...
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Hands Grooves and Fills by Pat Petrillo
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:49 AM
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Hands Grooves and Fills by Pat Petrillo
With all do respect, I do NOT recommend this for a beginner if they are finding that Groove Essentials 1.0 is too challenging.

Please do not confuse my post - HG&F is a phenomenal package... but I think it is best suited for the next step. I don't think a full beginner will get the value out of it quite yet.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:44 AM
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Pat Petrillo's book is pretty hard stuff, and is not an end in itself.

Use the play-a-long as a supplement to more traditional approaches using a reading page adding rudiments into the mix and so on. Sometimes use some pages from Pat's latest DVD for this or whatever. You can make one yourself It depends on what I feel will work for the student.

For new ideas to compliment the basic materials I use I've found Jack Bennett's lessons quite useful, along with the Learn and Master Series.
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For a rock approach- Carmine Appice's Realistic Rock is also a classic.

http://www.tigerbill.com/drumreviews...icrockbook.htm

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With all do respect, I do NOT recommend this for a beginner if they are finding that Groove Essentials 1.0 is too challenging.

Please do not confuse my post - HG&F is a phenomenal package... but I think it is best suited for the next step. I don't think a full beginner will get the value out of it quite yet.
OK. If you say so. I don't know enough about books that are available, but I wouldn't have recommended it if I didn't think it would be a good book for him. It's not that hard to figure out.
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