Progressive Rhythm Section Grooves For Bass and Drums

Craig Lauristsen and Steve Richter - Book and CD

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Item# BLI034
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Rhythm Section Grooves For Bass and Drums features over 120 examples of grooves which can be used in a variety of musical situations. Versatility is something which is expected from any modern rhythm section. Musicians regardless of their specialist style, need an understanding of many different styles, so as to equip them with the skills necessary to perform in a world where change and expansion occur continuously. This book is designed for use by bass players and drummers intent on creating a solid rhythm section capable of performing with versatility in any situation.

This book is split into ten broad stylistic categories, each listing examples in order of difficulty. The book's layout is designed for versatility of usage and readers are encouraged to access relevant information from anywhere within the book

Each example includes a tempo setting which is the speed which the authors feel works best for that particular groove. The authors also suggest that you practice each example at various tempos. Technically difficult examples especially should first be practiced at a comfortably slow tempo. Remember that speed comes from precise, controlled playing.

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Features over 120 grooves in the styles of:
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Shuffle
  • Heavy metal
  • Reggae
  • Rap
  • Funk/fusion
  • Jazz and latin.