Drum Books by Alain Rieder
This drum book is both innovative and rooted in tradition. It is designed to work on coordination in a groove context. It makes it easy to approach essential rhythmic concepts – from the most basic to the most complex – in a realistic, progressive and systematic way. Aimed at drummers of most levels, the book has an open structure that lets you develop your own ideas and creativity.
Time Manipulation was first published in 1992, gathering positive reviews from well-established drummers and reviewers. This is a new enhanced edition, first published in 2018. It is available in English & French, and soon in German as well.
The material is sophisticated, precise, highly informative and very musical Drums & Percussion Magazine (D), 2019
- The book has a total of 140 pages, including 68 groove exercises of 16 measures.
- Combined with the suggested ostinatos, these exercises represent thousands of possibilities.
Price in Euros on www.lulu.com : 35 € + shipping
- There are 147 examples in the book, with more than an hour of mp3 files to download, which demonstrate the examples.
- You will find the link to download the mp3 examples inside the book.
Listen to one of the examples.
Fun, inspiring, and educational Modern Drummer Magazine (USA), 2019
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In the stores: Germany, Nederland, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Fr. Canada.
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It is a clear and concise structure to learn basic coordination and groove in 4/4 and 12/8, basic breaks and fills and much more!
There is a full theory section at the end of the book.
It is bilingual (English & French).
NB : This book is reserved for my own students for the moment, so come study with me!