With The Drum Master Key, Florian Alexandru-Zorn has compiled a comprehensive teaching system the use of a modular structure to pave the way towards fluency in all musical genres. The individual chapters provide access to a broad spectrum of musical styles beginning with fundamental rhythms, and progressing through dynamics, polyrhythms, and displacements to create a technically and musically satisfying daily workout.
To steer clear of inflicting an interminable sequence of exercises on percussionists, this volume features conceptual learning, designed to extend their knowledge of note values and guide them in the application of stickings to fortify their timing. Through this process of self-discovery, exercises are actually mastered and an essentially rhythmic vocabulary are acquired, allowing the player to explore new and enhanced forms of percussive expression in any style.
This volume compels percussionists to think another way and with this greater sense of self-awareness, enhancing existing knowledge even as building a safe foundation for future development.
Florian Alexandru-Zorn has developed a personal and systematic approach to developing his rhythmic vocabulary on the drumset. With The Drum Master Key, Florian has documented his concepts in great detail and they’re now to be had for like-minded drummers who want to expand their rhythmic awareness and abilities. Steve Smith (Vital Information/Journey)