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wessels-fresh approach to the drumset (online audio access included)

Wessels-Fresh Approach to the Drumset (Online Audio Access Included)

Mark Wessels' A FRESH APPROACH TO THE DRUMSET A Drummer's Guide to: Rock Beats and Fills • Hand & Foot Technique • Coordination and Independence • Reading Music Understanding Song Construction • R&B, Jazz, Latin Styles and more!...

Great Book

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This is a fun book with great play-alongs. Kids love to learn the songs. It covers many styles very well.

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Darren Bastian

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5.00

Seriously?

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The only reason I'm smearing the rating of this BOOK and not giving it more stars is because it has words in it. Come on, it's a drum book! There's no use for words in a drum book anymore! My kid's drum teacher actually wants him to read words while he practices! I mean, seriously???

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Reality Check

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5.00

Good Lesson Book

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The only reason this gets a 3 is because it comes with a CD or practice songs. No one uses CD's anymore, they are even making most laptops without the drive at all. My son's teacher wants him to listen to this CD while he practices, and we have to jump through hoops to try and make it happen. Very frustrating when one is not tech saavy.

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Allison

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3.00

Wessels Fresh Approach

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Excellent book to learn drums. I love it....

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Madhu

Rating:

5.00

Great introduction to drumset!

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The bonus cd to play along to helps tremendouslyyyyyy. It's easy to feel like you're playing the right way when simply reading the book, but playing along to the music lets you know if you truly are. Wonderful.

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Rachael

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5.00

Highly Recommended

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I am a teacher at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru (South America). I've been using this book with students that are really beginning their journey into the drums world (all of them come to the special courses offered by the Conservatory to any member of the community). It really works, and it's really fun for the students, which makes them to want to practice.

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Moses

Rating:

5.00

loving it!

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I have been teaching drumset for 15 years, and have always used a mish-mash of books with my students (such as the first page of Stick Control for technique, Alfred's Drumset method for basic rock beats and fills, Igoe's Groove Essentials for grooves and play-alongs, New Breed and Syncopation for coordinated independence, and various others for rhythm reading and chart reading). This book includes all of those concepts in a logical, well paced sequence. They play-along charts are well-notated and FUN so students WANT to practice. In my opinion, this is one-stop shopping for your drumset curriculum. Student who finish this book will be well rounded stylistically, good readers, and have an excellent understanding how to apply technique to the drumset in musical ways.

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Wes Hawkins

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5.00

Nicely Done

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Very few things get five in my book. :) This product is great. I'm not a percussionist (a guitarist and saxaphonist). I was shopping for my son who is 11. This book compliments his weekly lessons well. The instructor also liked it. The tracks sound good and are not cheaply made by a single musician using a Casio from walmart. Before each song track, there are smaller techniques the student should learn. So it progressively helps the student. Each song track has two versions: with and without drums. Big plus! I put tracks on my sons PSP and he loves it.

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Phil

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4.00
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