The Breakbeat Bible: A definitive guide to breakbeat drumming.
The Breakbeat Bible provides the most in-depth study of breakbeat
drumming in print. The style is divided into thirteen essential
elements, with each element discussed in its own chapter. Hundreds of
exercises and beats give the reader ample opportunity to practice the
elements, which, when assembled, will give the drummer the ability to
integrate a complete language of incredibly funky concepts into his or
Over 90 transcriptions of beats and breaks provide the reader with a
window into hip-hop/breakbeat drumming. Included are some of the most
sampled beats in music history—including information about the original
song and later songs that used the sample. Also included is a historical
overview of hip-hop and breakbeat drumming, as well as biographies of
many of the “architects” that helped design the culture.
The “Click Track Loops” chapter provides an incredibly challenging
system for practicing the breakbeat/hip-hop elements and other grooves
against various patterns programmed into a drum machine. These will
help the reader attain new levels of tightness, precision, and groove in
The Breakbeat Bible MP3 Disc features examples of select exercises,
beats, and eight-bar phrases from the book. It also contains five
play-along instrumental tracks (with and without drums). There is also a
bonus sample library featuring 30 individual drum/cymbal sounds. Bonus
Sections include Beats With Drops, Fills, and Dubstep.