James Brown Drum Play Along

  • Posted on: 1 February 2015
  • By: sheldonkreger

Do you ever feel like you need some fun songs to sink your teeth into? Something familiar, something upbeat, something groovy? Look no further than The James Brown Play-Along drum book from Hal Leonard.

Featuring 8 of James Brown's greatest hits, you'll be sure to find hours of engaging and productive practice time in this book. You can hear a professional play the drum tracks with each song, to inspire you as you set off to rock the James Brown tunes of your choice.

Each song is fully notated in drum charts. These aren't simplified drum charts, they are fully notated so you have good suggestions for every bar of each song. In addition, the lyrics are included atop the drum parts. This makes it even easier to follow along to your favorite James Brown songs.

One final noteworthy feature of this book is the software for Mac and Windows that Hal Leonard provides. It will allow you to shift the tempo up and down on each track, without changing the pitch of the music. So, you can take things slow at first, then bring them up to speed as you practice.

I really think these kinds of books are great for drum instructors. Introducing drum students to familiar songs allows them to really get 'in the zone' and let loose! It also helps keep practice time fun and memorable. There is no better way to finish off a day of independence work than to rock some of your favorite songs!

Get the book on Amazon: James Brown: Drum Play-Along Volume 33

Get the book directly from Hal Leonard: http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=117422&lid=29&se...

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