This book covers the essential foundations and grooves that will prepare the drummer for a variety of musical situations encountered on the average professional gig. Designed to be an encyclopedia of many drumming styles, The Drum Set Crash Course covers Afro-Cuban and Brazilian, blues, country, hip hop, jazz, reggae, rock, and much more.
The Drum Set Crash Course offers an easy-to-follow visual representation of the material that Miller covered in his highly-acclaimed 1997 book of the same title. Russ covers everything from developing 2-limb independence to advanced 4-limb independence, as well as how to master more than 18 different styles of music, including Rock, Jazz, R&B, Swing, Be-Bop, Country, Afro-Cuban, Funk, Hip-Hop, Second Line Grooves, Sambas, and Contemporary Fusion. DVD special features include multiple languages, additional performance video, printable PDF drum charts, play-along MP3 files, and a photo gallery.