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No Brainer: Play Drumset

Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922 and home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, now offers No-Brainer: Play Drumset, a brand new drumset instruction method for beginning drummers, from the popular No-Brainer series.

No-Brainer: Play Drumset uncovers the essentials to playing drumset in a friendly paced method, designed to get beginning drummers playing within just a few pages. The simple and direct approach begins with basics such as setting up the drumset and proper hand and foot technique, and moves quickly into learning authentic beats and fills in a variety of musical styles. As you progress through the book, odd time signatures and other advanced techniques like polyrhythms, the stick shot, buzz strokes, time and tempo manipulation, playing with a bassist, advice on being a professional drummer, and much more are also covered.

The lessons are designed to be both instructional and interactive, with beats and fills by legendary drummers, and instruction to help students learn to improvise. The informative companion DVD includes video for the basic instruction portion of the book and audio tracks for every example, providing a comprehensive multimedia experience.

No-Brainer: Play Drumset book and DVD set is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and online today through the Drummer Cafe. Also available in the instructional series are methods for guitar, piano, and bass.