CRASH: The World's Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen
From snares to cymbals, drums are taking over the stage in this first-ever collected look into some of the most famous drum kits of rock and roll history. Crash is the definitive Illustrated history of the drum kits of rock ’n’ roll legends. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the makes and models, each kit is accompanied by commentary about the history of the kit, its special characteristics, as well as its significance to rock history. Including photographs of Neil Peart, Carl Palmer, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, and many more, Crash is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rock ’n’ roll’s most famous drum kits.
Steve Smith - Pathways of Motion: Hand Technique for the Drumset Using Four Versions of Matched Grip
(Percussion). Based around Steve's current use and analysis of matched-grip drumset technique, this book presents a wealth of information based around hand technique that also covers rudiments, musical phrasing, and much more. Video, text, and notation come together in this package to clearly explain and demonstrate four distinct grips that Steve has identified and developed in his own playing. Each grip is thoroughly explored in its basic motions on the snare drum, and then translated to drumset applications and phrases. Going beyond hand technique, the book includes dozens of challenging and fun rudimental phrases that are used to apply the grips, but that also build phrasing ideas, vocabulary, and chops. Ergonomic drum setup, Moeller motions, and other topics are also covered, accompanied by plenty of exciting solo playing from Steve. The book is packed with insights and practical ideas of how a drummer can develop the building blocks of a usable and hip-sounding vocabulary that has nearly limitless applications. The accompanying DVD contains matching videos for all the lessons included in the text. Each lesson is clearly numbered and titled, making it easy to work with text, notation and video together as you study these concepts. The video files are also available online for...
The Drum Kit Handbook: How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Drum Set
Here is the first hands-on, how-to manual devoted to drum sets, providing drummers essential information on buying, maintaining, setting up, modifying, and tuning their drumkits. Packed with photographs and hard-won advice, this book also examines the drum setups of numerous professional musicians in jazz, rock, and other genres.
New World Man: For a Minimum of Five Steel Drums, Plus Drumset, and Optional Bass Guitar, Conductor Score & Parts (Alfred's Pop Steel Drum Ensemble Series)
"New World Man," from Rush's 1982 album Signals, is one of their highest chart topping hits on the American Top 40. This arrangement, by Kirk J. Gay, takes a fun spin on the tune by putting it in a reggae style! It is arranged for lead, double tenor, double second, cello/guitar, bass pans, bass guitar (optional), drumset, and percussion. Your audience is sure to enjoy this new take on a classic rock tune!
Meinl 12" China Cymbal - HCS Traditional Finish Brass for Drum Set, Made In Germany, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (HCS12CH)
These brass alloy models sound and look great, and let you get into playing MEINL at very realistic prices. The HCS series from MEINL is designed to offer all of the cymbal types and sizes normally found in professional lines to beginners in order to deliver the same sound options a working drummer may look for. The Meinl HCS 12" china delivers an immediate cutting and trashy, brash response that works as a great accent to round out your drum kit. This model works perfectly as an effect cymbal that will stand out and compliment the other sounds in your set up. Meinl HCS cymbals are recommended for any style of music a beginner may be getting into while exploring their sound.
Neil Peart: "Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Performance" Book
Originally conceived as a companion to the groundbreaking 2011 3-disc DVD set of the same name, this book combines astonishingly detailed musical transcriptions, historical writing, instructional text, and a beautiful collection of photographs to create a book that every drummer and every fan of Neil and Rush will want to add to their collection. At the heart of the book are note-for-note musical transcriptions of 17 songs that are included on the Taking Center Stage DVD. These transcriptions are exclusive to this book, since they are taken from the performances on the DVD, documenting how Neil currently approaches the songs. Some of the tracks included are Tom Sawyer Red Barchetta. The Spirit of Radio, Free Will, Subdivisions, Time Stand Still, Marathon, La Villa Strangiato, The Trees, Caravan, BU2B, Far Cry, and many others. But this is much more than a mere transcription book. The book is divided into chapters corresponding to each and every Rush tour from the time Neil joined the band in 1975, up to the present. Each of these chapters contains extensive text discussing the musical approach of the band at the time, the construction of the drum parts, and Neil's set up. Accompanying this are exquisitely detailed diagrams of each of Neil's drumsets, produced after extensive rese...
The Sabian Neil Peart Paragon Effect Cymbal Pack includes 8" splash, 10" splash, and 19" Chinese cymbals.Developed with Neil Peart of Rush, Sabian Paragon cymbals blend 2 styles of lathing for balanced cymbal tone. Pinpoint lathing creates a narrower groove for a fast, lively response on the top, while the traditional Sabian AA lathing creates a wider groove for a fuller, richer tone on the bottom side.
Neil Peart DVD - Anatomy of a Drum Solo - The latest DVD from one of the most popular drummers today, Rush's Neil Peart! This 2 disc offering features in-studio footage of Neil Peart's own method of soloing. He talks in depth about the technique, inspiration, and thinking that goes behind his solos using a live 9 minute solo recorded during a concert in Frankfurt, Germany as an example. Also includes: Two improvised drum workouts (each over 30 minutes long). Two previously unreleased solos (one from a Hamburg, Germany concert and the other from Rush's 1994 Counterparts Tour).i "O Baterista" - the Grammy Award nominated solo by Neil Peart. Two full Rush performances from Germany in 2004. A full-color Neil Peart booklet, photo gallery and more!!!This DVD also includes several "Special Features" such as: Multiple camera option during Neil's performance of "Der Trommier"; Alternate edits of "Der Trommier"; A transcription of the solo viewable as a PDF; Audio-only tracks accessible during parts of the DVD; and more! This is a must have for any fan of Neil Peart! Nicely packaged. **Please note: Opened media is non-returnable.
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Neil Peart Time Machine kit tour
Neil Peart Drumset
On May 25, 2011, Rhythm ventured to London to interview The Professor, Rush's Neil Peart, for a forthcoming issue of the magazine.
In addition to the interview we also headed to the stage of the O2 Arena for an exclusive tour of Neil's phenomenal Time Machine kit with his long-time tech Lorne Wheaton. Join us on stage for a AAA look at one of the greatest drum set-ups on the planet!
Our thanks to Lorne for the tour and to Chris from Sabian for helping us set this up.