RECOMMENDED DRUMBOOKS AND CDs

RECOMMENDED DRUMBOOKS

DAVE WECKL: CONTEMPORARY DRUMMER + ONE
9 demanding but also beautiful play-alongs. With and without the drums of Dave Weckl. With "charts" of the tunes as you get them in the studio. What I conceal as very worthful is Dave┤s "talkdown" of every tune. Very detailed he explains why he has played this note there and so on. Take your time to read these talkdowns carefully, there are tons of real worthful informations in it. Very useful also the transcriptions by Dave.
Pradicat: very, very worthful for the advanced drummer.

DAVE WECKL: ULTIMATE PLAY-ALONG, LEVEL 1, VOLUME 1
My favourite CD for chilling out on the drums. As the 7 tunes are real easy to play I often use them in my drumlessons. I also use the tunes for myself as a "click" for polyrhythmic adventures and stuff like that. It┤s far more fun than playing with a triste "biep-biep-biep". And the playingsituation is far more realistic, because the other instruments might disturb you.
A great work for beginners and advanced.

DAVE WECKL: ULTIMATE PLAY-ALONG, LEVEL 1, VOLUME 2
Familiar to Volume 1, but a bit more demanding.

HEINRICH HOCK: JAZZDRUM RUDIMENTS
A true bible about paradiddles, accents and rolls in all variations you can imagine. From halfnote-triplets to 32nd-fourteentuplets, from 3/8 to 11/4. In case you want to do serious expeditions into the endless world of rhythm, check out for this book. And - not astonishing - you will find a lot of keys to Vinnie Colaiuta┤s world of rhythm...
The book can be ordered from Heinrich by e-mail:
520075316554-0002@T-Online.de
or by postcard at:
Heinrich Hock
Dimhausen 70
27211 Bassum
Germany
The price is 20,- euro.

JIM CHAPIN: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR THE MODERN DRUMMER
Jazz - and Be-Bop - coordination and phrasing in a real musical context

PHILLY JOE JONES: BRUSH ARTISTRY
Very good book that shows you how to get your brushes swinging

MARC ATKINSON: THE UNREEL BOOK
Great book about drum genius Vinnie Colaiuta with polyrhythmical excercises, transcriptions, analysis, a play along CD and Randy Waldman┤s "Unreel" CD

DIRK BRAND: 1000 FACES OF DRUMMING
Increase your knowledge of stylistics with this great book.

JAY WANNAMAKER
Great rudimental solos, duetts etc. for snare drum.

CHARLEY S. WILCOXON
Great rudimental solos for snare drum.

DANTE AGOSTINI: PR╔PERATION POUR SIGHTREADING VOLUME 8
X - tuplets exercises for snare drum.



RECOMMENDED CDs (not only for drummers ;-)

- VINNIE COLAIUTA: Vinnie Colaiuta
No comment necessary.
On top of this site you can find my transcription of "Slink".
In my Transcriptionbook you can find the transcription of the first drumsolo on "John┤s Blues".

- MESHUGGAH: Destroy - Erase - Improve
Meshuggah plays music on a level that is almost untouchable. With Tomas Hake on the drums.

- STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Alien
Be humiliated by Gene "The Atomic Clock" Hoglan and think twice of the word "impossible" concerning double bass playing.
After hearing SYL most of the so called "Metal Bands" might sound to you like a bunch of screeching schoolgirls.

- STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: City
Another Gene Hoglan!

- DEVIN TOWNSEND: Ocean Machine

- JEAN LUC PONTY: Live At Montreux
Wonderful music supported by the elegant drumming of Casey Scheuerell.
In my Transcriptionbook you can find the complete drumpart transcriptions of two of the songs.

- PFM: Chocolate Kings
Do you know Franz Di Coccio? No? Then it┤s high time for you to listen to this sensitive and impulsive drummer!

- FRANK ZAPPA: Tinseltown Rebellion
Vinnie┤s first album done with Frank Zappa. When I first heard "Easy Meat" I couldn┤t believe that someone on earth can play the drums like this.

- FRANK ZAPPA: Joe┤s Garage Act I-III
Some more amazing Vinnie stuff. Steve Vai did a lot of fantastic drums - and guitar - transcriptions from this album.

- FRANK ZAPPA: Shut Up And Play Your Guitar
Some more amazing Vinnie stuff. Steve Vai did a lot of fantastic drums - and guitar - transcriptions from this album.

- FRANK ZAPPA: Roxy And Elsewhere
Great live album with 2 drummers: Chester Thompson and Ralph Humprey.

- STEVE VAI: Passion And Warfare
With the relatively unknown but fantastic drummers Chris Frazier and Tris Imboden. Both of them played some fill ins on this album.......oh lord...they belong to my top ten!

- MILES DAVIS: My Funny Valentine
Hear the mastership of the young Tony Williams.

- GINO VANELLI: Nightwalker
Ingenious drumming done by Vinnie Colaiuta for this pop-production.
In my Transcriptionbook you can find the complete drumpart transcriptions of "Santa Rosa" and "Stay With Me".

- ALAN HOLDSWORTH: Secrets
A contentful slaughter on the highest level of virtuosity. Featuring a tremendous inspired Vinnie Colaiuta.
In my Transcriptionbook you can find the complete drumpart transcriptions of the title song "Secrets".