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Zoro: The Commandments of R&B Drumming (A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk and Hip Hop)
10th Anniversary Edition

Alfred is pleased to release the 10th Anniversary Edition of Zoro's The Commandments of R&B Drumming (A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk and Hip Hop) (ISBN 0769216919).

The Commandments of R&B Drumming is a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming, from soul to funk to hip-hop, written by world-renowned session & live drummer Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon). Topics include practice tips, developing the funky bass drum and hi-hat, creating and playing with loops, and what are considered the Ten Commandments of Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop (the top ten recordings from each era). This book not only pays homage to the R&B drummers of the past, but gives the reader a fortune of invaluable information both in history and playing.

This newly revised 10th anniversary edition features updated information and loads of new photos and album artwork throughout. It includes a play-along CD featuring various styles of R&B, and also includes an R&B history tree. 160 pages covering every imaginable angle, nook, and cranny of R&B for only $24.95! Voted the #1 educational drum book in the world by Modern Drummer magazine's Readers Poll, this is a must-have for any drummer's collection.

Paul Gilbert: Get Out of My Yard DVD

Alfred is pleased to release the new Paul Gilbert DVD, Get Out of My Yard (ISBN 0739047442).

Paul Gilbert, guitarist for the bands Racer X and Mr. Big, is considered one of the fastest guitar players in the world. He was listed as one of the "Top 10 Shredders Of All Time" by Guitar One magazine, and had a regular column in the British guitar magazine, Total Guitar. He has also contributed instructional articles to Guitar Player magazine, and teaches at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT).

Hot off his latest tour with G3, featuring Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert presents this amazing, brand new DVD. Get Out of My Yard contains over two hours of personal guitar instruction and live performances from the world's most insane shred guitarist!

The Total Jazz Bassist Book & CD

The Total Jazz Bassist (ISBN 0739043110) is a complete jazz method, giving equal treatment to both electric and double bass. Covering styles like bebop, Latin, funk and fusion, this book provides examples and lessons that will help you become a well-rounded bassist.

The Total Jazz Bassist also covers theory, technique, tunes, solos, jazz styles, and includes great advice for practicing and doing business. You'll learn to develop walking bass lines, how to solo, bass lines and solo patterns for blues changes and major and minor "two-five-one" progressions, dominant 7th chord scales, approaches for playing "Rhythm Changes," and much, much more!

This is the one place to get everything you need to make you not only a great jazz bassist, but an asset to any band. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.

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