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Advanced Techniques For the Modern Drummer: Coordinating Independence as Applied to Jazz and Be-Bop, Book and 2 Cds Paperback – CD, Jun 1 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co; Pap/Com edition (June 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757995403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757995408
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 21.6 x 29.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jesse H. Jenkins on May 31 2004
Format: Paperback
Jim Chapin's Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer is the witten document that shifted drumming into the modern world. I have owned a copy since I was 16 years old (forty years). It still holds up, and opened many doors for myself and other drummers. Mr. Chapin has trained many outstanding drummers, in his methods, which derive from the Moeller technique he was trained in as a young man. How can you miss with a drummer that was a compatriot of Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and countless others? Not to mention, the father of the incredible Harry Chapin. You can't be a drummer and not know about this book. The CD is a major boost, for us. This is ONE musical genius!
I have absolutely no reservations in recommending it to all drummers. Go for it!
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Its the best, by the best - don't hesitate! May 31 2004
By Jesse H. Jenkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Jim Chapin's Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer is the witten document that shifted drumming into the modern world. I have owned a copy since I was 16 years old (forty years). It still holds up, and opened many doors for myself and other drummers. Mr. Chapin has trained many outstanding drummers, in his methods, which derive from the Moeller technique he was trained in as a young man. How can you miss with a drummer that was a compatriot of Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and countless others? Not to mention, the father of the incredible Harry Chapin. You can't be a drummer and not know about this book. The CD is a major boost, for us. This is ONE musical genius!
I have absolutely no reservations in recommending it to all drummers. Go for it!
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A classic book Sept. 24 2005
By Peter Casselman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book helped shape the art of drumming, and continues to be a must-have for drummers. Chapin's book was used a favorite of Elvin, Tony, and tons of great drummers. This book isn't just for jazz drummers, though. Anyone looking to develop independence should check out this book. The independence it builds between the hands and feet is invaluable in any type of music that needs to groove. Even almost sixty years after its publication, this continues to be an amazing book.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Hand-written notation hard to read March 20 2010
By Info Source - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm not commenting on the content, but this is hand-written musical notation that looks like it has been through a few generations or recopying. It looks sloppy, and when you are taxing your brain trying to learn exercises, you shouldn't have to worry about reading muddy and blurry print the publisher was too lazy to spend a couple hundred bucks to transcribe into sharp, readable text. My "62nd printing" looks like it has been through a photocopier about that many times.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
"You can always improve your technique" April 29 2008
By Brandon Obrien - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
That quote stuck with me from a Peter Erskine video in which he pays homage to (though doesn't directly mention) the genius of Jim Chapin. I spent part of my workday cutting and pasting from this book to get the exercises to fit on one page because I wanted to remove distractions such as turning the book page mid-exercise! This requires we focus.

What is especially nice is that this book relates the ideas in a musical context. Not just doing a complicated rudiment that you probably won't use: this stuff you can use right away.

I agree that this is a must have for drummers regardless of style. Especially rock drummers, like myself. It has opened up a whole new world of ideas. I found it easiest to start with the dotted eighths and triplet sections (1A and 1C) before trying the eighths and sixteenths sections (1B and 1D). This book is one of the treasures of my library, and it has dramatically improved by playing in only one month. This after playing for 25 years.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book for learning independence June 13 2007
By R. Gray - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is designed with the jazz drummer in mind, but the exercises will help all players develop independence. The cymbal / hi-hat pattern is pretty consistent through the entire book book - the dotted 16th pattern that is common in be-bop. This means that the right hand is doing the same thing in pretty much every exercise, assuming you are right handed. Despite this, the exercises can be quite challenging, especially as the book progresses. To keep things interesting, alternate the sticking so that your non-dominant hand plays the cymbal pattern. The CDs are great and are helpful in understanding the trickier patterns. It's easy to see why this book is a standard among jazz drummers, but any drummer will benefit from mastering the patterns in this book.


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