The Working Drummer should be part of every drummer’s kit. From basic set ups to advance polyrhythm concepts, it is essential reading for all drummers at every level. Covering topics such as theory and notation, approach to differing styles and solos, as well as historical background - all the tools needed to be a successful modern day drummer.
It includes guidance on how to approach such genres as Rock, Jazz, Swing, Hip-Hop Country and Electronic, as well as a list of influential recordings from the world’s greatest drummers. An entire section is dedicated to Steve Gadd and his approach to different genres and solos, together with written notation and detailed descriptions.
The Working Drummer will challenge the user for many years to come, providing an essential reference guide for the dedicated drummer. Included is an enhanced CD containing audio samples and a DVD featuring the author demonstrating the main themes of the book.