Drum Programming: A Complete Guide to Program and Think Like a Drummer (Anglais) Broché – 1 novembre 1991
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Then I found and ordered this book. Ray has done a great job. He provides the information in a clear, concise manner. Its amazing that this book was written in 1991, and yet it feels like it could have been written yesterday. This is because the book teaches how to think about beats and program them in a way that is realistic to what an actual drummer could play. He uses a simple to understand chart method that is based on 16th notes, just like the old Roland TR 909 interface, super easy to understand. Ray gets right to the point, and then has you program in some example beats. Things are immediately becoming much clearer to me, and I'm only half way through the book. If you're not a drummer, but want to learn how to program your drum machine so that it sounds realistic and not like a "beat box" then this book is for you. The Boss Dr. Rhythm 880 is aimed at guitar/bass players, and they should really include a copy of this book with every unit they sell. Its really amazing how hard it is to find information on how to decide WHAT to program into a drum machine, and Ray does a great job with this text. Thanks Ray!
So, why do I think it's a wonderful book? You need to know something about me. I'm an old man now with a hobby of making music. I'm using Reason & Record - amazing programs. Long ago I studied classical music - specifically Theory & Composition. Had a year of study on an early Moog - huge - lots of patch cords & tape recorders. Also, I gave up listening to popular music about the time the Beatles were starting.
Now I'm writing some 'popular' tunes. Including drum parts. I could easily include everything using Reason. Cut & paste - vary something here & there. But I want to know what I'm doing.
Drum Programming: A Complete Guide to Program & Think Like a Drummer is written to help someone program a 1991 drum machine. It starts with the basics - pictures of drums with explanations of their use. Some information about measures & time signatures which is minimized in this book. I found a section on Song Structure very helpful. I learned about Chorus, Verse, Bridge, etc. and how they arrange into a song.
Now, I was ready to learn about the Kick & Snare drum & how they are typically employed. Lots of patterns are shown in tabulature diagrams with advice on how to vary them. The book moves to incorporating the Hi-hat into the drum part. It goes on to Tom-toms & rhythm fills, then the cymbals. Finally it shows some Intros, Bridges & Finales. This book is exactly what I wanted & needed.
Since then & have watched some drummers with great interest. I can see just how they do what the book explains, although some things are different. I have a much greater admiration for drummers as well as the form of popular music now.
The book itself is fairly short, only 54 pages of actual text with a lot of space taken up by drum tabulatures. It is oversized like a lot of music books. It resembles a song book. But it is cheap enough and thoroughly explains a topic that you won't find covered in most digital music manuals or books.
I didn't really deeply understand percussion and drumming. I found it interesting but I have my hands full as is and didn't want to spend a few years learning rock / jazz drumming. I wouldn't be that good anyway. This book circumvents that hell. In the most practical way possible it builds up a drum kit and how to use the various parts. I found myself getting very excited going through the exercises. The book was delivering the goods. I not only can program some nice sounding rhythms but know the "why" as well as the "how". Unless you want to get become really good a drumming this is the route to being productive laying down a groove.