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A complete book of rhythms for students, teachers and aspiring professionals that includes: Basic Rhythms, Eight Note Rock Beats, Triplet Beats, Sixteenth Note Beats, Quarter  Note Rock Beats, "Off Beats", Ride Beats, and Odd Meter Beats.


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Eighth Note Rock Beats (Part I)
 
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Eighth Note Rock Beats (Part II)
 
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Triplet Beats
         
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Sixteenth Note Beats
 
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Quarter Note Rock Beats
 
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"Off Beats"
         
   
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Ride Beats
   

Lets Build a Drummer

Let's Build a Drummer is designed to give a drummer the ability to think and play rhythms on the drum set.
Each section is set up in a logical progression with the purpose of the drummer's achieving success.
Suggestions in using "Let's Build a Drummer:"
1. Practice at different tempos.
2. "Play a long" with records using appropriate rhythms from "Let's Build a Drummer."
3. Don't race through the book. Take some time to absorb the rhythms as you learn them. Repetition is a valuable tool in learning.
4. Practice three to six rhythms from different sections within the same practice week. The various sections have some components in common.
5. Study with a teacher or friend that has experienced these or similar rhythms.
6. Pick out some "favorites" and incorporate them into your playing.
7. Set up a good, steady practice schedule.
8. Above all, have fun while learning.

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Acknowledgements
Many thanks to:
· My family: Mom, Dad, Roseann, Joe, Michael, David, "The Crown Princess" and Mom Milano.
· My son Michael for his cover design.
· My sister Angie for her help with the typesetting.
· All the great drummers for their inspirations.
· The Lord, the master teacher.

680 Deer Oaks Dr. Lawrenceville, GA 30044 | Phone: 770-972-4054 | Email: lamattina@comcast.net

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