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AP_OnTheBeatenPath_BeginningLevel2Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, is proud to expand its best-selling, award-winning On the Beaten Path series with Beginning Drumset Course, Level 2, 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 2 picks up where Level 1 leaves off, and teaches you to play with over 50 authentic blues and jazz beats and fills by legendary drummers, including Steve Jordan (The Blues Brothers), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Max Roach (Miles Davis), Buddy Rich, and many more. You'll also learn to play double-stroke rolls, buzz rolls, the 9-stroke roll, accents, rim clicks, ghost notes, crescendos, and decrescendos. You’ll also learn valuable concepts like call and response, reading and playing cues, and improvisation.

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 2 is now available for $14.99 as a book and CD set. Level 1 is also available, and Level 3 will be available on November 5. For more information on this series, visit alfred.com/onthebeatenpath.

Also available:
On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Level 1
On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them
On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock - The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It
On the Beaten Path: Metal - The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.