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Alfred Publishing The “Gotta Stock It” went to two drum set method books by best-selling author Don FamularoThe Weaker Side, a book aimed at pinpointing the weaker muscle sets in drumming technique, allows drummers to develop under-used muscles to cultivate a more balanced ability for controlled movement and a fluid and consistent sound. Organized for gradual strengthening through daily practice, all exercises in the book are aimed at improving drummers’ hands and feet. Fitting hand-in-hand with The Weaker Side, Famularo’s Eighth-Note Rock and Beyond is a drummer’s first stop for basic rock music beats broken down into clear and easy variations of eighth and sixteenth notes. One hundred forty-five exercises, created by Famularo and fellow drummer Glenn Ceglia, guide players with comprehensive notation that specifies the counts for each measure. The included CD provides demonstrations as well as play-along tracks. The perfect duo for determined drummers, The Weaker Sie and Eighth-Note Rock and Beyond are two “gotta stock” items.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better presence at this year’s NAMM show,” commented Alfred’s Executive Vice President Ron Manus. “We were both honored to be among esteemed colleagues in the industry and proud to show off our own accomplishments of the past year. Ultimately, we are about sharing the joy of music with the world. I am confident that with products of this caliber, we can continue to do just that.”


Since its inception in 1922, Alfred Publishing remains dedicated to helping people experience the joy of making music. With hundreds of expert authors and composers backed by a talented staff in seven offices worldwide, Alfred publishes educational, reference, pop, and performance pieces for teachers, students, hobbyists and performers spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level.

Alfred currently has over 45,000 active print, DVD, software, general MIDI, audio CD and enhanced CD titles in circulation throughout the world. Titles represent a full range of musical tastes and styles, including the works of George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Madonna, Green Day, and hundreds more. In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes works from the National Guitar Workshop, the Dover Music catalog, and Faber Music.


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