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Alfred is proud to announce the release of On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock—The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It, a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted "No. 1 Educational Book" in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!, and voted "No. 1 Book" in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll!

On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It is a must-have guide for drummers providing valuable insight into the history and development of the Progressive Rock genre that no drummer should be without. This comprehensive book contains over a 100 pages that explore the ins and outs of a dozen legendary drummers that impacted this genre the most. The book will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 36 infamous beats and solos from songs by Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta, Tool, Dream Theater, Rush, Frank Zappa, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and others. Amazing photos are featured as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.

On the Beaten Path: The Progressive Rock The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It is now available as a book and CD for $19.95. Pick up your copy at a local retail music store, or buy it today at alfred.com.

Drummers include: Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull) * Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, U.K.) * Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, U.K.) * Danny Carey (Tool) * Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa) * Phil Collins (Genesis) * Michael Giles (King Crimson) * Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) * Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) * Neil Peart (Rush) * Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) * Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta).

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