Alfred Music Publishing is thrilled to be named the new distributor of Rick Latham's legendary best-selling drumset methods, Advanced Funk Studies and Contemporary Drumset Techniques. Named as one of "The 25 Greatest Drum Books Ever Published" in Modern Drummer magazine's list, Advanced Funk Studies (http://alfred.com/Products/Advanced-Funk-Studies¿¿¿94-RLP1.aspx
)will help you take your groove to the next level. You will learn hi-hat, funk, and fill patterns with author and renowned drummer Rick Latham as your guide. Many of the ideas in this book are derived from some of the most famous and proficient funk drummers. The accompanying audio CDs provide examples of the exercises. Rick's second book, Contemporary Drumset Techniques, (http://alfred.com/Products/Contemporary-Drumset-Techniques¿¿¿94-RLP2.aspx
) is a companion book to Advanced Funk Studies that offers drummers a fresh perspective on playing. Learn contemporary rudiments such as drumset interpretation, hand doubles, hi-hat foot substitutions, shuffle patterns, ghost notes, cymbal patterns, and hip-hop patterns. The four accompanying CDs offer examples of every exercise in the book. "Rick knows how to bring the funk, and we couldn't be more excited to be distributing these amazing books that have formed that backbone of so many world-renowned drummers standard libraries." commented Bob Durkee, Alfred Music Publishing Director of Distribution. "Advanced Funk Studies and Contemporary Drumset Techniques perfectly compliment our catalog of quality percussion music products. The partnership just fits!" Advanced Funk Studies and Contemporary Drumset Techniques are now available for $24.95 and $29.95. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them online today.