Drummer Talk 246 – 7 Non-Technical Books for Drummers
We examine some of the most interesting non-technical books for Drummers on today’s episode.
#SwagsDay Recap: When is the moment you knew you wanted to be a drummer?
- Winner: @StirFryFolk – For me, it was when i was small and someone gave me a pair of drumsticks which seemed huge to me at the time
- @AndrewStellar – When my band director told me I’d be playing saxophone. Went to his office next day & told him drums or see ya!
- @SamRasera – 1969 I was 7 years old and walked into a banquet hall for my Cub Scout dinner party. A live band was playing.
- @trfharrison – Hearing @gladbash‘s Shabazz on a winter’s eve by the fireplace on an old Yamaha turntable. Changed my life.
- @ChrisRandallC – I was 4 & saw LaBamba. My bro claimed Ritchie V & told me I was Bob. 25 yrs ltr and still in a band together!
- @asthestorygrows – used to play on the dashboard with my dad’s construction pencils, broke all the lead,he said I should play drums
- @GilCordle – Sitting on the bottom stair of a neighbor’s house as his Dad’s jazz band rehearses. #UnforgettableMoment.
Drummer Talk Mailbag
- From Braydn
Dear Dave, (and Troy) First and foremost I just want to thank you both for everything you guys put into making Drummer Talk! As of late I just have no idea what to practice and it’s frustrating me. I am unavailable to find any instructors in my town and I feel myself slipping into a rut. I’m not making the most of my practice time simply because I have no idea what to practice. I was thinking about looking online for a book to work through and was curious if you had any recommendations? I’m not so much concerned about what material it covers as much as I just want to learn something new. Thanks for reading!
- @LoveBeingLoud: Jasper was the former supplier of Gretsch shells.
- 20 Years of Foo Fighters in 5 Minutes
- AC/DC fill-in drummer only had an hour to learn tunes for video shoot
Love the show and all of the great information about new products and resources. I’m more of a hand percussionist but you always include enough diverse topics to keep things interesting for a “non-drummer”. Just wondering if you guys have any favorite non-technical drum books? I’ve seen the the MD list of 25 Timeless Drum Books, but I’m more looking for drummer bios, history/philosophy of drumming, etc. Thanks so much!!!
- The Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk and Hip Hop
- The Great Drummers R&B Funk & Soul
- On The Beaten Path: The Drummers Guide To Musical Styles & The Legends Who Defined Them (Book & CD)
- Star Sets: Drum Kits of the Great Drummers
- The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion and Drum Set: Includes the Rhythm Section Parts for Bass, Piano, Guitar Horns…
- Roots of Rock Drumming
- Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart
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