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Following up and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the same name, Benny Greb brings forth a wealth of practice material for drummers of all styles and levels, presented in a beautifully illustrated book with a timeless, classic look.
The Language of Drumming Book teaches a complete system for achieving freedom of expression on the drumset. Bennys approach is a practical method that is based on a concept familiar to everyone: learning a language. Providing exercises for grooves, fills, independence, and more, this system progresses from rhythmic letters and words to syntax and language, ultimately providing an easily understandable system that is suitable for beginning to advanced-level drummers. Included along the way are new hi-hat groove variations, dozens of ghost-note exercises, and a complete system for mastering odd groupings (3, 5, and 7) in your playing. Since the release of the Language of Drumming DVD, Benny has extensively expanded on and added to this system, creating a method that works as a stand-alone approach or as a companion to the DVD. Also included are audio files containing unique practice tracks, which are designed for use by the player in practicing the various concepts in the book.
This book will not only enable you to play differently, but (more importantly) to think differently, and get a better understanding of rhythm, said Benny. This material will give you the facility to decode a lot of the other educational material out there, and by having that ability, you will be free to come up with your own exercises, and have more freedom to make musical choices on the spot while playing music.
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