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Jungle Drum "n" Bass: A Guide to Applying Today's Electronic Music to the Drum Set (with audio CD) Paperback – November 1, 2001
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Here's what I really like about Johnny's book: It covers a lot of ground that needs covering, like buzzes and rolls and seamlessly incorporates it all into rock grooves. It's methodical, follow his method, and you'll get it right. But take the time. And, these grooves flow like water and are very hypnotic once you master them. And that takes time. Which you need to love.
I took my time getting through the book, I am only now doing the chapter on Linear Jungle Grooves. There's a page of exercises I'm working on in this chapter and I swear I hear Middle eastern rhythms, African rhythms, South American rhythms, and even North American rhythms. We are talking worldbeat to rock in one half second. The linear approach to drumming is incredibly cool. I first learned about it from some of Glenn W. Meyer's books,which I also recommend. But Johnny Rabb takes linear to a whole new level. Way to go Johnny.
My advice is to practice every exercise with right hand playing cymbals, then take the extra time and switch over to every exercise with the left hand on cymbals Why take that time? It may seem like an unnecessary slog but it will really improve your bass drumming, among other things. It's the bass drum that is the key to these grooves.Read more ›
It starts with exercises that any beginner could play and ends with exercises that seem completely impossible to play at D'n'B speeds. This book is not for the faint of heart, this will take A LOT of time, effort, and very deliberately paced practice [WITH A METRONOME]. Honestly, I lost interest about halfway through, but if you're really serious about learning Jungle/D'n'B drumming, this is probably the book to own.
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I keep losing it and buying it again. I'm on my third copy. Essential.Published 6 months ago by chrispriiice
Snare and bass drum hits can go places besides the downbeats. That's a pretty accurate summary of this book. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by John Benson
This book has a ton of beats which helped me move beyond mixing up the same two or three ideas I already knew to start learning the jungle beat language. Read morePublished on October 13, 2008 by IPA4me