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Alfred On the Beaten Path - Progressive Rock: The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined Them - Book and CD  

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A comprehensive breakdown of the prog-rock legendary drummers' beats and licks.

This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of the Progressive Rock genre and explores a dozen legendary drummers that impacted it most. The book will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 36 infamous beats and solos from songs by Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta, Tool, Dream Theater, Rush, Frank Zappa, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and others. Amazing photos are featured as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD. On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock is a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll, and No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll.

  • Teaches the licks, beats, solos, and grooves of 12 legendary progressive-rock drummers
  • Easy-to-follow lessons feature 36 drum transcriptions
  • All beats and solos are performed on accompanying CD
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