VIC FIRTH
PLAYALONG TRACKS
   "STREET URCHIN"
         featuring BILLY COBHAM

 

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Billy's Vic Firth Signature Stick:

Bill Cobham (SBC)
Full round tip for excellent rebound. Unique finger groove for gripping and control.
L = 16 1/4" | Dia. = .605"
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THIS WEEK'S TRACK IS EXCERPTED FROM
BILLY COBHAM: BY DESIGN
THE ULTIMATE PLAY-ALONG

Book & CD. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing

This collection of charts is a selection of 5 titles from Billy's CD release “By Design.” In addition to each track from the CD and the play along recording without drums, the compositions appear as both a chart version for creating your own ideas, plus a transcription of what Billy played on the CD.

Each of these five compositions are geared to assisting a drummer reach goals such as synchronizing with the band, identifying the subtle changes in musical intensity, establishing strong, secure rhythm, and playing with controlled force. These pieces incorporate fusion, an African pattern, rhythmic displacement, and samba, funk, and rock elements.


For more information, visit: http://www.alfred.com



About Billy Cobham:
Only a few times in history has a musician been singled out as a world-class master of his instrument. Billy Cobham is one of those few artists. For over 30 years, he has received international acclaim as the total consummate percussionist. With his matchless, dazzling, ambidextrous skills as a drummer, he has applied the same insistent fervor to his long list of monumental achievements.

He has performed on hundreds of records with his own groups and with some of music's most luminary artists, including Mahavishnu Orchestra, George Duke, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock among many others. His trademark - big, fast, explosive drumming - has energized the international stages of concerts, symphonies, big bands, Broadway, festivals, television and video. He has long been a teacher of his artistry as well, conducting drum clinics, workshops and symposiums throughout the world. His stylistic influence, which has literally created a category of music, is an outstanding part of the history of modern music.

In 2006, Billy was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.

Check out Billy Cobham's artist feature on vicfirth.com!


 


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