Creative Control (Book)
This companion book to the best-selling Creative Control DVD contains play along charts, songs and exercises designed to build technique and vocabulary on the drum set.
Play along charts, songs and exercises get you playing like Thomas Lang – The ultimate guide to cutting-edge drumming techniques!
Designed to be used as either a standalone product or in combination with the Creative Control DVD, Thomas Lang presents the unique and innovative system that he has used to develop his awesome speed, control, finesse, and coordination a step-by-step system that will allow you to hone your drumming chops so that you can play more effectively in any style of music.
Actually two books in one, throughout Part I Thomas details his methodology and provides you with over 90 challenging exercises created to allow you to practice technique, endurance, accuracy, timing, independence, coordination, mechanics, and stamina.Part II of the book contains applied musical examples that showcase many of the techniques and ideas presented in Part I.
Included are play-along rhythm charts for five musical compositions from the DVD, which were specially re-mixed without drums exclusively for this book, and are included on the enclosed audio CD.In addition to the charts, Thomas has written extensive performance notes for each song, in which he describes in detail how the pieces are constructed and his own thought process in creating his drum parts for these songs.
So dive in, and prepare yourself for one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences of your musical career!
About Thomas Lang
“To play the unplayed ” That is the self-proclaimed lifelong aspiration of drummer/producer Thomas Lang. Given his astonishing independence of limb and his stalwart dedication to improving his craft – Lang’s aspiration is more than well on the way to reality. Thomas Lang has dedicated his life to the exploration of all things drum.Learn More >