Since if first appeared in the 1930s, the concise, clear content of the best-selling A Tune A Day series has revolutionised music-making in the classroom and the home. Now, for the first time, C Paul Herfurths original books have been completely rewritten with new music and the latest in instrumental technique for a new generation of musicians. The A New Tune A Day books have the same logical, gentle pace, and keen attention to detail, but with a host of innovations: the inclusion of an audio CD with actual performances and backing tracks will make practice even more fun and exciting, and the explanatory diagrams and photographs will help the student to achieve the perfect technique and tone. The book contains: Advice on equipmentInstructions for an effective technique and a comfortable postureExplanatory section on reading drum notationEasy-to-follow lessons on clear, uncluttered pagesAudio CD with a virtuoso performance, backing tracks and audio examplesCompatible with A New Tune A Day for Electric Guitar and A New Tune A Day for Bass GuitarTests to check progress and comprehensionUseful pull-out library of drum grooves. An all-round drummer Chris Baker played jazz in his early years in the English Midlands, before relocating to Los Angeles to study under some of the legends of modern drumming: Steve Houghton (Woody Herman), Ralph Humphries (Frank Zappa) and Joe Porcaro (Frank Sinatra). Chris has toured internationally and records with a wide range of important ensembles. He continues to develop headhandsfeet, a successful teaching practice. Chris currently divides his time between London and the Midlands.
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