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Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer: Coordinated Independence as Applied to Jazz and Be-Bop, Vol. 1 (Book & CD-ROM) Paperback – May 29, 2009
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With that said - The version I own (Im pretty sure the print is exactly the same) - the book I own isnt all that great in comparison to Ted Reeds Syncopation, which can be used for a BILLION of things - first of which I was introduced to in the Jazz Idiom.
This book does show you some snare / bass drum combinations - but again, this can be learned / worked on using other systems (like Ted Reed).
The one section in this book which I do like is the one when you play the swung ride cymbal pattern in your right hand, and the left hand snare ("comping") pattern are to be played using STRAIGHT EIGHTS - NOT SWUNG EIGHTS
This coordination of straight eights against the swung ride pattern creates a double time like feel or impression.
It is a good book, its just that I have found other systems / methods to achieve Jazz Independence which (for me) work better.
I do not want to offend ANYONE HERE, but I do find this book boring. It does give you some Jazz Coordination / Independence (sd/bd patterns against the jazz ride) but it just doesnt give you a total freedom as far as independence and jazz vocabulary like Ted Reeds Syncopation.
I feel that the ultimate goal for any drummer is to eventually be able to play whatever you hear in your head. This book teaches you a limited amount of patterns. It just doesnt seem to REALLY OPEN UP your Jazz Independence - it is similar to Mel Bay Studio: Jazz Drum Cookbook - which I own and think sounds more "hip".
I hope this helps - it is a good book, (again) I find other methods to be far more inclusive.
have fun with it either way!
One more thing, even if hand writen, the notes are big and very clear (to me), they make part of the magic of this book imo.
I have absolutely no reservations in recommending it to all drummers. Go for it!