This reissue of Carmine Appice’s classics Realistic Double Feet and Realistic Reggae Rock
will propel your rock drumming to new heights! This edition features
new exercises, a play-along recording and bonus QuickTime video demos.
Double Feet will get your double bass drumming skills ROCKING! All
firmly grounded in rock drumming, the 12 lessons will take you through
strengthening and coordination exercises, triplet patterns, shuffle
grooves, exercises in 3/4, and fills. Each lesson concludes with a solo
using the techniques you learn throughout the book. There is also a new
section on "Double Feet Control" with video examples featuring John
Tempesta from White Zombie. You’ll quickly learn to annihilate your
double bass drums just like Carmine.
Realistic Reggae Rock
explores the challenging rhythmic possibilities of hybrid rock/reggae
grooves. The lessons take you through various eighth-note and
sixteenth-note grooves, complete with 12-, 16-, and 20-bar exercises
that use everything you’ve learned. Carmine then offers tons of fill and
riff ideas, and completes the book with his "Three Levels of Rhythm"
concept. The CD includes newly recorded play-along examples.
Both books are must-have classics for the serious rock drummer.