Alfred Drum Atlas Series
Alfred Music Publishing announced the release of the Drum Atlas series.
This new series is designed to "transport some of the world's most unique and dynamic rhythms to drummers everywhere" by introducing sounds from Brazil, Cuba, India, and Salsa, with additional titles to be released later this year.
Drum Atlas: Brazil offers an inside look into the "catchy rhythms" and "emotional depth" of Brazilian music. For drummers, this book presents an opportunity to incorporate a variety of beats by learning basic Brazilian beats and ways to create variety through sticking patterns, the placement of accents, and the use of brushes.
Drum Atlas: Cuba captures the lively rhythms that have caused Cuban music to experience a surge in international popularity, according to the publisher. Playing Cuban music requires a relaxed, yet steady, feel for the clave—the underlying groove that is not always easy for newcomers to grasp.
Drum Atlas: India unlocks the secrets of the rhythmic theory and tradition that remains largely untapped by modern drummers by explaining how the traditional rhythms of instruments such as the tabla, mridangam, and dhol can be adapted to the modern drumset, Alfred assures. This book decodes bol, or spoken syllables, that Indian percussionists have used for centuries to communicate drum patterns.
Drum Atlas: Salsa celebrates the music that came out of the melting pot of New York City, born from the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other island nations. For drummers, salsa music is an incredible to incorporate a variety of beats in a danceable context.
Pricing & Availability
Drum Atlas: Brazil, Drum Atlas: Cuba, Drum Atlas: India, and Drum Atlas: Salsa are now available as a book and CD set for $16.95 each.
For more information, visit www.alfred.com.
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