On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them
Method / Educational - book + CD 2007
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Voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!
Voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll!
This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of a wide selection of genres, including Funk, Alternative/Punk Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion, Jazz, and Reggae, and explores the legendary drummers that impacted each style. The book will lead you through the styles, licks, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 85 infamous beats and solos from songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rush, Metallica, The Police, Dream Theater, and others. Dozens of amazing photos are featured as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

Book includes:
* Insight into the history and development of Funk, Alternative/Punk Rock, Metal, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion, Jazz, and Reggaeplus a listing of essential recordings for each genre
* An audio CD containing all the beats and solos presented in the book
* Dozens of amazing photos
* 250 pages!

*****Drummers include:
* Travis Barker
* Carlton Barrett
* Carter Beauford
* Jason Bittner
* John Bonham
* Danny Carey
* Billy Cobham
* Tr Cool
* Stewart Copeland
* Lowell "Sly" Dunbar
* Jon Fishman
* Mickey Hart
* Topper Headon
* Bill Kreutzmann
* Gene Krupa
* Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste
* Keith Moon
* Vinnie Paul
* Neil Peart
* Mike Portnoy
* Buddy Rich
* Max Roach
* Chad Smith
* John "Jabo" Starks
* Ringo Starr
* Clyde Stubblefield
* Lars Ulrich
* Dave Weckl
* Tony Williams
and more!

"On The Beaten Path may be the most interesting book of the year. It's great entertainment, a great read, and great instruction."
-Phil Hood: Publisher, DRUM! Magazine

"Four Stars! It reads like part drum lesson, part drum history lesson. Any drummer would be wise to pick up On The Beaten Path.
-Modern Drummer Magazine

"This is the best book I ever have seen!!! Wow! Love the Buddy Rich and Tony Williams, the John Bonham, the Police, Jon Fishman....just great everything. What a masterpiece!!! For me as drummer for 40 years: some mysteries solved...."
-Berhnard Castiglioni: Founder, Drummerworld.com
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