Drumset for Beginners Rudiments Unlocked
Another triumph in Paul Hose’s tour de force Drumset for Beginners series! This book is an excellent beginners book on the rudiments and applying them to the drumset to create grooves. Starting out with suggested positions for holding the sticks, and how to get comfortable at the drumset, the authors then lay out the history of the rudiments and how the generally accepted Rudiments expanded over time to reach the 40 Rudiments that we know today. Covered are the various rudiment families “Rolls and Ruffs”, “Diddles”, Flams and Drags”. All examples are accompanied by online videos and audio. (The digital version contains these all within the App). This excellent and well thought out publication is a welcome addition for the young drummer and will get them off to a great start and moving down the road to have fun and become an excellent drummer.
This beautifully illustrated book includes access to extensive online material, which includes video demonstrations. The book also comes complete with a beautifully designed classroom poster. This dynamic series of books is not only for the beginner who has never played before, they are for those wishing to explore new areas of their playing and genres of music for the first time. They are also the perfect teaching companion. From your first experience on the drums, to Latin, Jazz, Rudiments, Rhythmic Theory and much more besides, this series of books has it all.
Private practitioners and those working at education institutions alike from across the world now have these books in their repertoire.
Title Drumset for Beginners: Rudiments Unlocked
Authors Paul Hose & Felipe Drago
Publisher Alfred Publishing Company, 2021
Length 65 pages
Leave it to Paul Hose and Felipe Drago to unlock a simple and focused way to unlock rudiments for every student! This is a fun and easy way to get to the drum set and immediately have results of expression! Fantastic! Thanks!
Drumming's Global Ambassador - New York, USA
Paul and Felipe have written an excellent beginners book on the rudiments and applying them to the drumset to create grooves. Starting out with stick grips and how to get comfortable at the drumset, they lay out the history of the rudiments and how the generally accepted Rudiments expanded over time to reach 40 Rudiments. Covered are the various rudiment families “Rolls and Ruffs”, “Diddles”, Flams and Drags”. All examples are accompanied by online videos and audio. (The digital version contains these all within the App). This excellent and well thought out publication is a welcome addition for the young drummer and will get them off to a great start and moving down the road to have fun and become an excellent drummer.
Founder of Hudson Music - New York, USA
I am impressed with the book Drumset for Beginners - Rudiments Unlocked! It's a great guide to learn - especially to apply Rudiments. It has a lot of creativity. I love the solo section! This is an awesome book for teachers to use with their students. Congratulations Felipe and Paul.
Drummer, teacher and author - Brazil
The more I develop as a player and teacher, the more I understand how difficult it can be at times to teach a subject. The basics of drumming and drum set playing with special regard to rudiments make no exception here. Paul and Felipe add some “basic but not easy” vibe to the issue of understanding important foundations of our art form and their relevance
in today’s drumming. Aspects of methodology and creative ideas on the transfer of knowledge also make this manual a valuable addition to the book collection of both teachers and students likewise. An inspiring source of knowledge!
Drummer, Author & International Clinician - Germany
I read all this book in the real meaning of the verb “to read” and I strongly recommend that you do so. The history section about Rudiments is full of details and I think that it is of super importance to know the background of what it is that we study. I also really like the Idea of the QR code that allows access to the online course. The possibility to be part of a community is also a huge attraction! This book also has a strong connection with the modern times in which we are living and it is extremely relevant to drummers of all backgrounds. There are a lot of new ideas and applications presented by Hose and Drago. Truly inspiring!
Paul and Felipe did a Fantastic Job!
Author and head of the Dom Famularo drum school - Italy
Drumset For Beginners : Rudiments Unlocked is exactly the kind of work that can be expected from two highly active drum educators with years of experience to draw from. After a solid presentation of historical background and practical study orientation, this method then looks closely at each drum rudiment in turn, firstly in it’s basic academic form, then subsequently followed up with the essential aspect of practical application. The true genius of this work, however, comes to fruition in the following section, where we discover how nurturing our desire for musical exploration will allow different rudiments to naturally come to us, thus avoiding the potentially flawed principle of using rudiments to dictate our creativity.
This is indeed where rudiments become unlocked.
Author, Educator & head of curriculum at MLC Marseille, France
Chapter One: Technical Exploration
The authors start the reader's journey by discussing stick hold, posture and practice tips.
Chapter Two: History of Rudiments
The reader is taken on a journey through time starting in 1386 through the the present day.
Chapter Three: Fundamentals of this volume
The authors set out the "big three" techniques required in order to progress through this volume of work.
Chapter Four: The 40 Rudiments
The authors invite you on a journey of discovery from military codes to modern-day grooves.
Chapter Five: The Number System
Once again Paul and Felipe explain how to use the number system and the reader starts a new journey - one that unlocks the rudiments and makes them musical.
Chapter Six: Creative Discovery Pyramid
Learn how an idea taught to Paul (that was almost lost) was discovered some 20 years later, modernised and beautifully presented within the volume.
Chapter Seven: The Bigger Picture
Understand and apply your discoveries in a way that suits your playing style.
Chapter Eight: Companion Course
The free online course comprises of additional resources that include videos that can be viewed on your device of television. The resources also include audio that can be streamed or downloaded.