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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757980546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757980541
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 8.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By D. Jaeger on January 5, 2004
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This is book is very good as long as the exercises within are understood to be a means to an end and not the end itself. You won't be learning licks or musicality with this book, but rather developing the coordination to create your own. It is a TECHNIQUE book and not an "practice-this-lick" book. The underlying concept is to develop your ability to execute any combination with any limb at any time and understand how differing rhythms work with and against each other. Some of the exercises sound terrible and would not be practical in any musical setting, but, again I want to empahsize it's about developing smooth facility and NOT about musicality. As long as one bears that in mind this book will be very useful. Also, this is not material to be ripped through. It demands concentration, memorization and consistency in one's practicing habits to be effective and should be used at the same time in conjunction with books, concepts, etc., that do focus on musicality, otherwise you could end up sounding cold, grooveless and emotionless like somebody riding a bike down a flight of stairs. I spent two months just getting the warm-up exercises down! After working consistently with this book the results ARE awesome - it gets easier and easier to play accurately exactly what comes into your head and develop new, interesting material for your musical vocabulary. Be patient, tho, the exercises can be very challenging and frustrating. I've played off and on professionally for almost 30 years and I'm guessing this book might become the "Chapin book" for the new millenium.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "usadrummer" on January 10, 2003
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This book is inspiring! It has all the tools necessary to correct any coordination hang-ups one may have. Definately NOT for beginners, but an invaluable tool for those who want to reach higher levels. This book is a welcome addition to any drummer's library.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. Dent on February 6, 2008
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D. Jaeger's review inspired me to move ahead with the purchase of this book. I am partial to trying something when someone who has given it an honest try can point to concrete results in his analysis! I read somewhere that Joe Morello is a practicer. He believes in practicing as an art form unto itself. I was glad to read that since I am woodshedding like I've never woodshedded in my life, thus on the lookout for whatever methods will help me get better. Enter Marco Minneman and his crazy far-out book on Extreme Interdependence. The first thing that struck me was that one should be ready to not sound particularly musical when practicing these exercises. It reminds me of a statement made in a book on how to play freely and from that space where music comes through you as you get out of the way. You have to be willing to play things that sound bad. Not as an objective but as an avenue toward complete freedom in your playing. Marco's book came to me not a week after I read that statement. At the same time, may I remind you that as a drummer, every stroke upon the head of thine drum should be played with as much as technique as is in one's cache at the time. There IS a difference between how a snare drum sounds when I strike it and when my son who has not studied one minute of drumming, strikes it. It's in how you pull the stick away from the head as much as in the force with which you hit it. What does all of this have to do with Extreme Interdependence? Well, even though the exercises themselves are not written to sound "pretty" or even to "groove", we drummers should approach everything we do with musicality in mind! It's NOT three musicians and a drummer but FOUR musicians and a roadie! I breezed through exercise 1 through 8 at the beginning of the book. Then I got to exercise 9.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 31, 2003
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This has got to be THE BEST drum book out there! I started checking out the Extreme Warm ups at the beginning of the book and my interdependence skills behind the drum set has dramatically improved. Do yourself a favor and get EXTREME!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ramoan on August 10, 2006
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In response to review #1 who found this book useless, let it be known, this book, if used correctly, is THE BEST INDEPENDENCE book I've found on the subject. This is not a "open to a page and play the groove" kinda book, one can spend a lifetime working through the millions of options and patterns, mixing things up and improving your skills. This is definitely a book you have to work at, and take small sections and practice, practice, practice...but if you do, you will be a much better player!
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