Alfred Publishing Releases On The Beaten Path: Metal
Looks like Alfred Publishing is really trying to make a series out of their On The Beaten Path books. Following up their award winning “On The Beaten Path: The Drummer’s Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them,” and the associated book on Prog Rock, Alfred’s getting into the metal game with their latest release. I think their next release in this series should be jazz. I think there are tons of guys who would eat that up. Bring on the swing!
Lots of good metal drummers in this book, including the coffee-drinking Charlie Benante. Maybe he and this book can curl up next to a warm toasty fire on a winter’s night with his coffee mug. HARDCORE!!!
Alfred Presents: On the Beaten Path: Metal – The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre
March 06, 2009
Alfred is proud to announce the release of On the Beaten Path: Metal-The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It, a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer’s Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted “No. 1 Educational Book” in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll!, and voted “No. 1 Book” in the 2008 DRUM! Reader’s Poll!
On the Beaten Path: Metal – The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It is a must-have guide for drummers providing valuable insight into the history and development of the metal genre. This comprehensive book contains over a 100 pages that explore the ins and outs of a dozen legendary drummers that impacted the metal genre the most. The book will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, 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 as well as amazing photos, timelines showing important milestones in metal history, and a listing of essential metal recordings that every drummer should own. The authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow step-by-step lessons guide you through 36 famous beats and solos from songs by Metallica, Slipknot, Meshuggah, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Anthrax, and others. There is a beginning, intermediate, and advanced transcription and lesson for each of the 12 drummers presented in the book. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.
On the Beaten Path: Metal – The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It is now available as a book and CD for $19.95. Other titles in the On the Beaten Path series are available now, including On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock – The Drummer’s Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It, and the award-winning On the Beaten Path – The Drummer’s Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them. Pick up your copies at a local retail music store, or buy them today at http://www.alfred.com/alfredweb/front/General.aspx?pageid=299&catid=55
On the Beaten Path: Metal Drummers include:
* Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
* Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
* Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)
* Clive Burr (Iron Maiden)
* Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
* Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
* Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
* Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
For more information, visit their web site at http://www.alfred.com/.