"Carmine Appice set the foundation for heavy drumming ... before Bonham, before Ian Paice... before anyone else."
- Rick Van Horn, Modern Drummer, 1991
As a legendary performer, teacher and author, Carmine's rich career has spanned 35+ years and continues to inspire drummers and listeners throughout the world with originality and unwavering dedication to the art of drumming. Carmine has recorded and performed with a long list of top artists and bands, including Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent, Blue Murder, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, Cactus, King Kobra, among many others.
Carmine broke new ground with every aspect of his career, from his early days with Vanilla Fudge, considered by many to be the first heavy rock band to being the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, Realistic Rock. In 1991, Carmine was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk, with hand prints and signature side by side with his idols Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.
NEW: MUSIKMESSE 2009
Check out Carmine's performance at the 2009 MusikMesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany!
This updated version of Carmine Appice's best selling rock drum method includes almost ninety minutes of instruction that will help you improve your rock drumming.
The video and written exercises in the book are cross referenced. Now, the beginner or advanced drummer can see, hear and play along with the unique licks, fills and rhythms that Carmine has made famous on records and live performances throughout the world.
This video edition features: Rock Polyrhythms; Syncopation exercises; Basic rock patterns; Hi hat studies ; Shuffle rhythms and the new Power Rock Timetable of Contents which will help you locate lessons easily.
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* At the time this video was filmed, the 16th Note Triplet section was listed as PART V. With additions to the recent versions of the book, 16th Note Triplets are located in PART VI.
Check out Carmine's Signature Stick:
Carmine Appice (SCA) A tip like a 5A at one end‚ a large heavy tip at the butt end. Provides great back beat power. L = 15 15/16" | Dia. = .595"[enlarge photo]
Ultimate Realistic Rock & Realistic Rock for Kids
With over 250,000 copies in print, Ultimate Realistic Rock is the top selling drum book of all time! Drumming legend Carmine Appice has once again updated the best-selling drum set book in the history of rock drumming! In addition to the classic information of basic rock rhythms and polyrhythms, linear rudiments and groupings, hi-hat and double bass drum exercises, and shuffle rhythms and syncopation exercises, Carmine has updated this classic package by adding over 20 new pages and a second CD of fresh material. Now on two CDs, this classic recording has been remastered, and three new play-along tracks have been added, along with new audio examples that correspond with the new sections on odd time signatures, hands and feet combination exercises, and a new rave/dance section.