Alfred Publishing Releases Zeppelin and Rush Song Books

Finally! Someone has published books with drum transcriptions of big name bands and not made it dull and professorial! Alfred’s released two new song books cataloging the drum transcriptions of two rock heavyweights, Led Zeppelin and Rush. I’m interested to see how they’ve notated “Black Dog” for the breaks and “When The Levee Breaks” to see if they incoprorated the delay on the bass drum. When/if you play that particular groove, do you add in the bass drum delay on your bass drum part? Listen back to the track if you’re drawing a blank. Terrific track. Go Alfred!



Alfred Music Publishing is excited to announce the release of two epic songbooks for drums: Mothership by Led Zeppelin and 2112 by Rush. Each songbook features authentic drum transcriptions to every song played on the album.

Arguably the most influential and innovative rock band ever, Led Zeppelin has sold over 200 million records worldwide, and they continue to inspire successive generations with their passionate, groundbreaking, genre-transcendent, mystic, heavy and blues-infused rock ‘n roll. Spanning their epic career, Mothership is an unprecedented collection that pulls immortal songs from all eight of the band’s classic studio albums, one of the 20th century’s most enduring bodies of musical work. This is the must-have book for all fans of Led Zeppelin and the immortal drum work of the legendary John Bonham. Titles: Achilles Last Stand All My Love Babe I’m Gonna Leave You Black Dog Communication Breakdown Dazed and Confused D’yer Mak’er Good Times Bad Times Heartbreaker Houses of the Holy Immigrant Song In the Evening Kashmir No Quarter Nobody’s Fault but Mine Over the Hills and Far Away Ramble On Rock and Roll Since I’ve Been Loving You Stairway to Heaven The Song Remains the Same Trampled Under Foot When the Levee Breaks * Whole Lotta Love. Mothership (Drum Transcriptions) is now available for $24.95.

Alfred expands their Classic Album Editions songbooks for drums with 2112 by Rush, the band’s fourth album. Rush’s earliest commercially successful hit, 2112 is considered to be their first true “classic” album. With a unique blend of heavy rock and progressive rock, Rush crafted a true masterpiece in the seven-movement suite “2112,” a concept piece with lyrics by Neil Peart that tells the story of a futuristic society controlled by technology. Titles: 2112 A Passage to Bangkok The Twilight Zone Lessons Tears * Something for Nothing. 2112, authentic drumset edition, is now available for $14.95.

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