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Book & 2 CDs. Updated to include 50 additional grooves, this encyclopaedic book and two-CD set contains over 450 musical examples in standard notation, showing grooves and practical variations. Overviews of the history and development of almost all popular music styles are covered alongside innumerable helpful performance tips. The two accompanying CDs feature performances of nearly 200 of the grooves, including every primary style example, all performed both with and without a click track. Styles covered include blues, rock, jazz, reggae, country, klezmer, ska, samba, punk, surf, heavy metal, Latin rock, and funk; virtually every style a performing drummer will ever need to play is in there. This revised second edition also includes an updated bibliography and discography, as well as more historical information about the individual styles.
Mick Berry has been playing drums for more than 30 years, and has toured in numerous bands across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He has accompanied such renowned artists and groups as Henry Butler, Eddie Henderson, Michael Wolff, E. C. Scott, and the Spiral Starecase. He has written and performed three critically acclaimed one-man plays, and is currently performing his new one-man play, Keith Moon: The Real Me. He lives in San Francisco. Jason Gianni holds a master of music degree in percussion performance and is on the teaching faculty at the Drummer's Collective in New York City, the most prestigious drum school in the United States. He regularly gives clinics and workshops and has performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and members of Primus, Tower of Power, and Santana. His most familiar drum work is in opening theme song of the popular children's cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants, and has written for Modern Drummer magazine. He lives in New York City.