Books

Workin' Drums
by Ben Hans

This collection of solo drumset music will provide the practicing drummer with interesting ideas to explore through a varied selection of musical styles and degrees of difficulty. It will also help drummers acquire a better knowledge of form, dynamics, music terminology and overall musicianship. For use as a lesson supplement, or as performance material for recitals and solo competitions.

$9.95
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40 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos
by Ben Hans

This book provides the advancing percussionist with interesting solo material in all musical styles. It is designed as a lesson supplement, or as performance material for recitals and solo competitions. Includes: 40 intermediate snare drum solos presented in easy-to-read notation; a music glossary; Percussive Arts Society rudiment chart; suggested sticking, dynamics and articulation markings; and much more!

$7.95
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Rudimental Solos
for the Marching Snare Drummer

by Ben Hans

Rudimental Drum Solos for the Marching Snare Drummer provides the advancing percussionist exciting solo material in the rudimental style. Developing the rudiments in a musical manner, this book is designed as a progressive lesson supplement and as performance material for recitals, contests, and solo competitions. Includes: solos featuring N.A.R.D., P.A.S., and hybrid drum rudiments; warm-up exercises; suggested stickings, dynamics, and articulations; a music glossary; and more. Includes a forward by John S. Pratt.

$12.95
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Traditional Rudimental Drumming DVD

John (Jack) S. Pratt, U.S. Army retired, is one of America 's greatest rudimentalists and percussion composers. His published works have become standard rudimental curriculum for more than half a century. This DVD will reinvigorate your study of “traditional” ancient rudimental drumming and provide material for your practice, instruction, music library and drumming pleasure. It features: classic Pratt solos (The Sons of Liberty; The All-American Emblem; The Little Toy Drum) • new Pratt solos (Interstatesmen A.B.C.; Swiss Crazy Army Variant 1) • four original Pratt compositions in the “Spirit of 1776” rope tension snare and bass drum duets with Ben Hans • traditional drumming standards (The Downfall of Paris; The General; Hell on the Wabash; The Three Camps; The Connecticut Halftime) • the 26 traditional American drumming rudiments • Swiss drum rudiments • drumming tips and stylistic comments • on-screen notation • and printable scores on disc.

$24.99
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Modern School for
Mallet-Keyboard Instruments

by Ben Hans

Modern School for Mallet-Keyboard Instruments contains materials for the development of technique, performance skill, reading ability and musicianship on marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, bells, and chimes. Compiled by experienced teachers and performers Jim Sewrey, Ben Hans and Tom Schneller, this book includes scalular materials, technical studies, selected excerpts from standard orchestral repertoire, etudes by the legendary Morris Goldenberg, melodic studies, and solos appropriate for recitals, juries, and auditions at the high school, college, and professional levels. This book addresses musical literacy, musicianship, performance, and technique as applied to two-mallet and four-mallet playing.

$14.99
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Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum
by Ben Hans and John S. Pratt

The Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum, compiled by Ben Hans and John S. Pratt is great for classroom use and for private instruction, and is sure to become a staple for contest lists.

Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum is designed to develop a drummer's rhythmic vocabulary and musical artistry. It starts with the very basics - such as parts of the snare and types of snares - presenting music fundamentals to beginners in a non-intimidating way.

Also ideal for more experienced snare drummers, the book is loaded with helpful meter, roll and rudiment studies, progressing from quarter notes and 2/4 time to 17-stroke rolls and cut-time. The book delves deep into concert snare drumming, and teaches students applications of alternate and natural sticking.

Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum contains John Philip Sousa march charts, etudes and duets written by Ben Hans, and brand new rudimental solos by legendary percussion composer John S. Pratt that are perfect for contests and juried performances.

Edited by Rick Mattingly, this pedagogically sound book presents the rudimental tradition, as well as its many modern-day applications.

$9.99
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Ray Luzier’s Double Bass Drum Techniques
by Ray Luzier
transcriptions written by Ben Hans

“...the book is littered with complete transcriptions of Ray Luzier drum solos...there are few books which allow such an in-depth look at the phrasing of a great drummer like Ray Luzier…” ~ prodrumblog.com

The book provides note-for-note transcriptions of the drum lessons on the accompanying instructional video, which can be accessed online at halleonard.com via a unique code in the book. In the video, Ray takes players through an in-depth survey of modern rock drumming techniques and styles. Through clear, step-by-step explanations and exercises, he reveals details of essential techniques, including: warm ups, accents and double stroke rolls • hand and foot coordination • independence, motion and ostinato • double bass drum techniques, grooves & fills • building bass drum speed • and more! Ray demonstrates how to put these skills to work during exciting live performance footage featuring fellow David Lee Roth Band alumni Billy Sheehan (bass) and Toshi Hiketa (guitar), and live footage from Japan featuring Keisuke Nishimoto.

$29.99
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Screen Shot of Traditional Rudimental Drumming DVD with John S. Pratt,
Courtesy of Hal Leonard Publishing