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    So, has anyone else on here read any of "The Complete Idiots Guide to Playing Drums," or anything similar? I picked it up a while ago, and have to say that it's great. There is notation for rudiments, and it has a seemless "lesson plan" for improving, but is written so that no matter your skill level, you can pick it up where you feel comfortable, and learn something. It teaches basic Jazz, Latin, and Rock grooves, and has a CD included with the author playing each part that he has written, so you can learn along side him. I can't afford drum lessons, but I think this book and probably many like it are a good second best.
    Thats the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it.

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    I own a copy of the Idiots guide.
    Its a good tool for beginers.


    Tony Robbins makes has some good "self help" books as well. LOL.

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    Great for beginners yes, but I think it has some good stuff for a more advanced player that wants to branch out a bit too. I feel that he covers a lot of ground.
    Thats the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it.

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    Krys, is there a link to a website for this book? Haven't seen, much less heard of this book, and at first glance, it sounds almost too simplistic--but it sounds like it's worth at least a look...
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    Syncopation has a disc with it that's pretty much "diy"
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    I have Drumming for Dummies, it's the perfect book for me

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    I'm in the middle of "Tact for Retards". It's really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaddebris View Post
    I'm in the middle of "Tact for Retards". It's really good.
    Oh good RD, you got your present, I was hoping it would arrive in time for Christmas

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    Always thoughtful, DC.

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    I got the "Drums for Dummies" too. DC turned me on to it. I like it, along with other stuff too.
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    i just got the complete idiots guide to playing drums volume 2 for christmas i like it tells you everthing you need to know about drums

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    Is it from the same author? I havn't seen a volume 2....
    Thats the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it.

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    I got 101 drum tips, that teaches you some basic beats, but recently I have been using Carmine Appice Ultimate Realistic Rock Methods (or something like that lol) Thats really good,

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