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Alfred Music Publishing, home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog,

is now distributing Systems, Book 1:  Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz

Independence, a method on form and coordination, by Ari Hoenig.

Systems, Book 1: Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence teaches proper

form and basic jazz independence via melodic exercises that act as the building

blocks to improvisation. Features include a variety of fresh warm-ups, jazz pattern

drills, and four-way coordination exercises—all in a clear, concise, and

user-friendly format. Designed for drummers of all skill levels, the book’s systems

will enhance the ability to improvise fluidly around a theme and develop greater

depth in melodic drum playing.

Solo artist, clinician, and author Ari Hoenig is a professional jazz drummer known

for his dynamic playing and improvisation style that work harmoniously with melody

lines and other group members’ solos. Hoenig imparts his performance techniques in

the first installment of his Systems book series, taking aim at practice fatigue and

performance plateaus with engaging exercises that foster coordination and inspire

creativity on the drums.

Systems, Book 1: Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence (98-37458) is now

available for $15.99 at music retail stores and at



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