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Drum lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School offer:
A few testimonials (More...):
"I was a little rough around the edges when I went in, and I feel more polished now and an overall better player" - Berklee Student
"Gil is the type of teacher who goes straight to the problem and doesn't waste the student's time" - Adult Professional
"Gil was the best introduction to professional drumming I could have wished for. He showed me how to take my drumming to a much higher level"- Berklee Student
"He saw the problem and gave me the tools to easily solve it." - Adult Beginner
Beginning Drum Chart Reading explains how to
decipher, in a logical yet musical fashion, the sometimes confusing
figures on a drum chart or lead sheet. It explains the principles of
playing various figures, illustrates these with specific examples for
large and small ensembles, and includes practice methods and
concentration aids. It stresses throughout the importance of good time,
accurate fills and figures, creative time feels, musicality, and
improvisation. An appendix of assorted drum charts provides the
opportunity to practice and apply this learning. The glossary at the
end of this book includes musical terms and common abbreviations.
Although experience and keen ears will prove the ultimate aids in
learning, a starting point is always necessary.
Beginning Drum Chart Reading leads the beginning reader to making sense of a chart and making music of the sense."
Updated: January 3, 2009
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