12" high x 9" wide
Orleans drummming is the culmination of a unique blend of rhythmic traditions
that draw from African, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Haitian and European cultures.
In this book, renowned drummer Stanton Moore, a New Orleans native, presents
the most direct and practical approach to learning and understanding this
unique style of drumming. His time proven concepts, based on the study
of the indigenous music of the city, clearly make it easier to practice
and digest the components of this style.
this book, you will learn about the history of street beats, second line,
and the Mardi Gras Indians as well as the importance of clave to New Orleans
drumming. You will also learn how to put a New Orleans spin on traditional
rhythms like mambo, guaguanco, shuffle, and samba. Stanton also teaches
the reader how to play between the cracks, bring more inflection and variation
to a groove, and how to incorporate a bit of Crescent City flavor into
linear playing. Drummers of all styles should pick up this book to improve
your groove, expand your vocabulary and learn to Take It To
the Street. Accompanying CD includes performances by the
Dirty Dozen, George Porter, and Ivan Neville.