Kangarudiments, by Art Bernstein, is an eBook featuring rudiment lists and etudes/solos for snare drum.
The book includes 34 pages of warmups, rudiments, and snare drum solos. Designed for beginning to intermediate player, the solos feature a variety of rudiments, which progress in difficulty as the book advances. Each solo can be performed at a range of tempos, and suggested stickings are notated for each.
Also included are video examples for each solo, performed at various tempos, to serve as a guide for students and teachers, alike.
Art has been playing drums for more than 30 years and has been teaching for over 25 years. Art has provided educational material to Drumhead Magazine for over a decade, starting with Issue 5 in September 2007, writing lessons for the department “Drum U” and contributing to the department “Play With the Pros,” in print, on CD and with video lessons for Drumhead Magazine’s digital edition, information available at www.drumheadmag.com.
Art has contributed several songs to the play-along series available on the Vic Firth Drumsticks website, including “Minor Natural”, “Fridge”, “Full Count” and “Don’t Leave Home Without It” from the CDs “Gears” and “Under The Hood” by Art Bernstein and Chuck D’Aloia (ABCD) and from the CD “Brown Note presents music by Chuck D’Aloia and Art Bernstein”.
As a performer and session artist, Art’s versatility behind the kit has afforded him the opportunity to perform and record within the genres of rock, funk, blues, pop, metal, folk, jazz, fusion, latin and country with regional and national acts and for musical theater. Art has well over 40 CDs to his credit, including collaborations with guitarist Chuck D’Aloia, “Circle 7” “Gears”, “Under the Hood”, “Christmastime is Gears” and “Brown Note presents music by Chuck D’Aloia and Art Bernstein”.
From his private teaching studio in upstate New York, Art is honored and inspired to have the opportunity to teach students of all ages and all levels of ability, from the absolute beginner to advanced students. His student’s achievements have ranged from coveted positions with the “Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Percussion Ensembles/Orchestras and competitive school district ensembles, including all-county, all- district, all-state and college ensembles, to international tours with bands of their own.
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