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The Synergy Method for Drumming: An Advanced Rudimental Drumming Method (Volume 1) Paperback – October 15, 2009
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About the Author
Greg Jackson is currently the Professor of Percussion studies at Alabama State University and an active performer, clinician and educator across the nation. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Composition/Theory from Austin Peay State University, the Master of Music degree in Music Theory/Composition from The University of Alabama, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Alabama. While in Tuscaloosa during his residence at UA, Greg was a percussion assistant for the Million Dollar Band drum line under the direction of Neal Flum in 2000, 2002, and 2005. Greg marched snare drum with Eklipse Percussion Ensemble in 1999 and was on the staff in 2001 with the WGI independent open champions under the direction of Brad Deason. In the Percussive Arts Society International Collegiate Snare Competition, he placed in the top 10 four consecutive years and top 4 two years. He has also been associated as a consultant with three Drum Corps International Individuals champions and 1 PASIC Individuals champion. Greg has performed with numerous artists including Nancy Zeltsman, Michael Burritt, Tomas Cruz, and Bob Mintzer of the Yellow Jackets. Greg is endorsed by Remo Inc., Pearl Percussion and Pro-mark sticks and mallets.
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This book helps students learn to recognize rhythmic patterns in a piece of music so that they may improve their overall sight reading. It helps a player work on their drumming technique and their confidence when he is performing music. The Synergy Method will be dependent on letting the body learn the coordination through repetition, i.e. muscle and brain memory. This book will help a player break down the negative barriers keeping them from advancing in their performance. If one thinks that he can't play a work of music just because it "looks" difficult, he will never advance in his studies. Performing is strictly mental. If you can visualize yourself playing, then the mind coordinates the body to do such a job. The exercises in this book focuses on stick and energy control, the most important characteristics in performing on not just the snare drum, but also all percussion instruments. Having control gives the performer the opportunity to incorporate his heart into his performance.
The Synergy Method is a must have for every percussionist, no matter their lever of skill or primary instrument(s). I highly recommend this book for your musical library. This book improved my sight reading, I'm learning pieces faster than ever. It is truly an honor to have this book...