Russ' second book from Warner Brothers/Alfred publications is entitled
Transitions. This book is the most complete independence learning system
in the world. Every step from basic hand to hand playing through
advanced playing is covered. Based off of the 'Ghosting System' in the
"Drum Set Crash Course" book, this book uses system ostinatos and
reading figures with various limbs. The incredible difference between
this book and all other independence systems, is the play-along CD . All
of the levels of physical development are accomplished while playing
Transitions is truly the ultimate play-along system. From two-limb (A
drum pad or snare drum) to advanced four-limb (full drum set)
independence, this book is designed for beginners to advanced pros.
Every exercise has a corresponding play-along track. A live band CD
recording guides you through every system and exercise. Transitions is
designed to help you gain facility on the instrument while making you
play music and become a better musician! Each independence level has
different styles of musical play-along tracks. From alternative rock to
blues to funk and hip-hop, this package makes one of the most difficult
and important learning steps in drumming fun to do!
Winner of the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2002 Best Educational Book of the year!
Transitions is the 'Prequel' to the Drum Set Crash Course book and a
great component to the Crash Course Learning series.