the perfect gift for the drum machine programmer in your life.

(an analysis to follow. check the replies)


a book that lives up to its title. notations for stereotypical beats of many genres. most drummers will know these patterns already, but they aren't the target audience.

there's a whole section with beats "in the style of" famous drummers. and not just the household names. fuckin harvey mason and ndugu chanceler!

...but I don't always see the resemblance. like, there were 2 beats for harvey mason, and i thought at least one of them would sound like chameleon, or another song he's famous for. But they left me scratching my head.

even recreated this one with 606 sounds (one of the machines covered in the book). sounds cool, but it doesn't remind me harvey mason.

does anyone recognize this?

4 bars of one of the harvey mason beats on 606. plausibly something he would play, but not distinctly him.

the beat for ndugu resembles his style, at least. he did play a lot of linear stuff.

not sure if this is supposed to be based off of a recording he did though. i don't recognize it.

there's a page for jeff poraco and none of the beats sound like rosanna. they just sound like beats that every drummer has played at least a few times.

yeah, i don't know what this book was going for. fascinating though.

author died in 07. seems like he was a big deal in drum education, in addition to writing many books on the subject.

the music trade, especially music education publishing, is a very small world. just a few people make it all work.

thanks for the book, sandy

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