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10 Solos for Multiple Percussion: Volume 1 By Michael Bettine
eBook (PDF): $9.99
The idea for this book came out of my private teaching and wanting to expand the scope of my students beyond the typical drum set material. These solos are written for single & multiple... More > drums/toms/cymbals, but are also adaptable for playing on a standard 5-piece drum set. The idea here being able to bridge the gap between playing drum set, and playing multiple percussion. The main thing to note, except for one solo, there are no parts for the feet. Also note the various techniques used in different solos. The idea of this book is to stretch your ideas & imagination a bit. While some of the rhythmic concepts seem familiar to playing drum set, they have there differences. Be open, and don’t let your preconceptions get in the way of what is written on the page.< Less
10 Duets for Drum Set: Volume 2 By Michael Bettine
eBook (PDF): $9.99
This is the 2nd volume in a series of collected drum set duets. I needed some interesting material for my students to play and have composed some 30+ duets (so far). I also wanted to have them play... More > something more than exercises, so I started writing duets we could play together. Duets offer an added dimension to playing solos. With a duet, you have to listen to the other player and match your performance with theirs. There is a sense of team work you don’t find in playing a solo. But another aspect of some of the duets I’ve written is that the 2 parts are sometimes very different from each other, so you have to play together, but there isn’t the usual common ground. Things can be like 2 different solos being played at once. The challenge here is to play your part and match with the other player, while not really listening to what they are playing.< Less
10 Duets for Drum Set: Volume 1 By Michael Bettine
eBook (PDF): $9.99
This is the 1st in a series of books of duets that I use with my students. Duets offer an added dimension to playing solos. With a duet, you have to listen to the other player and match your... More > performance with theirs. There is a sense of team work you don’t find in playing a solo. But another aspect of some of the duets I’ve written is that the 2 parts are sometimes very different from each other, so you have to play together, but there isn’t the usual common ground. Things can be like 2 different solos being played at once. The challenge here is to play your part and match with the other player, while not really listening to what they are playing.< Less
10 Solos for Drumset: Volume 1 By Michael Bettine
eBook (PDF): $9.99
Revised and updated for 2013 with new solos. This is a book of 10 intermediate to advanced drum solos for drum set. What is different about them is they are not your typical “play a drum beat,... More > then play a fill” type of solos that are so prevalent today. Each solo looks at a different aspect of percussion playing, and in doing so, the performer needs to master certain skills and coordination to play them. While a few of them are groove oriented, most of them are more open and abstract, often taking an idea and playing it across different aspects, such as: varying meters, splitting the hands into 2 separate lines, rudimental permutations, exploring dynamics, exploring time & space, texture, etc. If you are looking for something that is both challenging and enjoyable to play, then this book is for you.< Less

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