Written by drummer/educator Dave DiCenso, Universal Rhythms for Drumset is a workbook with a concept designed to lend a hand demystify the drummer’s creative process. Working from the notion that almost all of Western music is built upon five simple rhythmic phrases, DiCenso offers creative tools that demonstrate methods to identify, interpret, and manipulate this five-rhythm alphabet with the intention to reinforce one’s understanding of rhythm as a language and one’s ability to speak it on a set of drums.
By applying an innovative eight-step “mastery system” to each and every lesson, the reader is challenged to go beyond muscle memory and reinforce cerebral skills such as pulse/space/shape awareness within any groove, fill, embellishment, or solo; getting ideas to float seamlessly from mind to limbs to drums; understanding the space other musicians occupy to make informed musical choices and create a deeper band pocket.
Lessons that come with over 500 exercises covering 28 drumming styles are all based upon only five rhythms, and all examples in the book are performed by the creator on the included MP3 CD.
By Dave DiCenso
Over 500 groove and fill exercises
28 different styles of drumming
MP3 CD with recordings of each exercise in the book
Drum lessons include over 500 exercises covering 28 drumming styles all based upon only five rhythms, and all examples in the book are performed by the creator on the included MP3 CD