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On The Beaten Path - Beginning Level 3

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, proudly completes its inspiring, three-volume method to playing the drums within the best-selling, award-winning On the Beaten Path series: presenting On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Level 3, by Rich Lackowski.

On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course is a three-volume drumset method that teaches you how to play the drums using carefully selected beats and fills from hit songs made famous by legendary drummers. Each book includes authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow lessons with tips, tools, and terms throughout to introduce concepts at just the right place. Also included is an accompanying audio CD containing all the beats and fills presented in the books.

Level 3 teaches you to play with over 30 authentic country, funk, reggae, Latin, and jazz beats and fills by legendary drummers, including Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley), Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (The Meters), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Neil Peart (Rush), and many more. You'll also learn about first and second endings, polyrhythms, sextuplets, dropping bombs, rim shots, open hi-hat splashes, stick clicks, the 5-stroke roll, trading fours, and buzz strokes. Plus, you'll learn to play in more time signatures, and to play double time, half time, ritardandos, and accelerandos.

By the time you complete all three levels of the On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, you’ll understand all the essentials of being a good drummer—like reading and writing music and playing with healthy technique to keep you drumming for a lifetime—with a well-rounded vocabulary of over 100 famous beats and fills you can use to create your own music and start playing in bands. All three levels of the course can be used with or without a teacher.

On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Level 3 is now available for $14.99 as a book and CD set. Available at your local music store and drum shop, or purchase it online today through the Drummer Cafe! For more information on this series, visit alfred.com/onthebeatenpath.