Big Band Drum Set Sight Reading Etudes Volume 1 provides a modern, multifaceted approach to learning how to become a better equipped musical drummer for any big band situation. Each of the twenty five etudes are jam packed with real world musical scenarios that typically frustrate and confuse drummers. The author provides quick, efficient help in negotiating these sight reading pitfalls with the inclusion of helpful tools for each etude:
– Keys to Success: five specific, musical goals highlighted and explained clearly and succinctly.
– Listening Examples: an iTunes link and list of an artist, album, song, and drummer that reflects the musical style of each etude.
– Video Examples: a YouTube link to a video of the author demonstrating each etude in its entirety
When coupled with the etudes, these educational tools, provide a springboard for drummers to hone their abilities to handle any musical eventuality they may encounter in a big band.