The Beat Matrix Unlocked - 104 pages; Hip-Hop Drumming, Patterns, Sonics, Musical Swag, Performance, Improvisation, Chop Class, Soloing, Play-alongs, etc.; online audio examples and videos; Text engl.
In this groundbreaking book, drummer/producer Mark Colenburg creates a new template for the art of hip-hop drumming. Along the way, he explains and demonstrates many of the concepts used in creating beats in modern hip-hop, R&B and pop drumming and programming - and then shows how to apply these concepts to your own playing. Mark also looks at specific aspects of drumming technique, groove, and creativity. These include warm-ups, beat patterns, musical swag, performance concepts, improvisation, and chops.