Alfred Publishing releases Total Funk Drummer
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-05-16)
Alfred Music Publishing has released a new drum method, The Total Funk
Drummer. The Total Funk Drummer is a unique and exciting journey through the
diverse world of funk drumming. Starting with basic lessons on keeping
time, you end up playing highly syncopated beats and fills using
advanced techniques like linear drumming. This drum method features
many of the styles that make funk drumming so challenging, yet
rewarding, and is perfect for beginners to advanced drummers. Learn
everything from New Orleans funk, R&B, and soul to '70s funk, modern
alternative funk, drum 'n' bass, and hip-hop.
You will also learn drum
beats in the styles of famous funk artists like The Meters, Herbie
Hancock, James Brown, The Funk Brothers, Booker T. & the MG's, Tower
of Power, Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Medeski,
Martin & Wood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. The included CD
features a full band demonstrating the examples in the book. Features
include: lessons on fills and soloing, cool funk techniques like
syncopation and linear drumming, exercises for coordination and
rhythmic grouping, lots of practice tips, and much more! This is the
only book you'll need to become a great funk drummer.
The Total Funk Drummer is now available for $19.99 as a book and CD
set. Pick up your copy today at a local music retail store, or buy it
online at www.alfred.com/drums.
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING
Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music
publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance
materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning
every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home
office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New
York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany,
Singapore & the United Kingdom.
Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping
people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000
active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known
publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic
Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to
artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van
Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter &
George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord
of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over
50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover
Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National
Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.
from an Alfred press release.