Beyond The Backbeat From Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin
by Larry Finn
available from Amazon.com
Expand your rock drumming skills beyond the standard beats! This Berklee Workshop is an amazing resource for training drummers to incorporate different styles from various genres into the familiar territory of rock and funk. By making small adjustments to familiar drumbeats, rock/funk players can begin playing other kinds of music.
The exercises in this workshop will teach you how to incorporate mambo, swing, Latin, jazz, bossa nova, and other styles into your rock and funk beats. The ultimate goal is to expand your range and add new influences to your repertoire.
Discover how to:
Recognize the similarities between a wide variety of styles and incorporate those styles into your playing
Morph rock and funk beats to other styles: swing, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and more
"Groove" in all contemporary style
Be prepared to play in any style on any gig
Additional features include:
Technical and stylistic information about each new rhythm
New styles to practice
Accompanying CD demonstrating how to morph from one style to another
Play-along tracks allowing you to try out new techniques with a Berklee band!
About the Author
Larry Finn leads an active career as performer, recording artist, and teacher. He was the original drummer/ percussionist for the national cast of the show Rent, and has performed with Paula Cole, Jimmy Earl, Steve Forbert, Melanie, James Montgomery, Martha Reeves, the Story, Harvie Swartz, and others. Active in the recording studio as well, Larry has played for jingles and film scores. He is an associate professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.