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Drums For Dummies

Published 07-15-2020

Become a different drummer  

Drumming is natural to all of usÂafter all, it mimics the regular beat of our hearts. But some of us want to go further and really lay down a big beat. And no wonderÂwhether you want to become the powerful backbone of a band or just learn how to play a hand drum for pleasure, drumming is a lot of fun. Oh, and itÂs scientifically proven to make you smarter. Bonus: healthier!  

Drums For Dummies gets you going on the road to becoming the drummer you want to be. Get started with the basicsÂwhat drums to buy, exercises that build your skills, and playing simple rhythms. Then move into more complex topics, explore drumming styles from around the world, and add other percussion instruments to your repertoire.  

Written in an easy-to-follow step-by-step style by respected instructor Jeff Strong, youÂll go from banging out basic rhythmsÂwith or without sticksÂto acquiring versatility with different styles and types of drum. The book also provides online audio files to drum along with, as well as suggestions for solo approaches to wow your bandmates.  

  • Understand fundamental techniques 
  • Hone your technique with exercises 
  • Explore other percussion instruments 
  • Care for your drums  

The all-time drumming great Neal Peart of the band Rush once said that when he saw a good drummer, all he wanted to do was practice. Drums For Dummies is your best way to do just thatÂand start hitting your perfect groove. 


P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Drums For Dummies (9780471794110). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!

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