Alfred Publishing releases Total Funk Drummer

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-05-16)

Alfred Publishing releases Total Funk Drummer

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

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.

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