VIC FIRTH
PLAYALONG TRACKS
   "Songo"
        From Essential Styles, Book One
        by Steve Houghton and Tom Warrington

 

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Steve's Vic Firth stick of choice:

SD4 Combo
Barrel tip. Light and fast for jazz quartet or chamber music.
L = 15 7/8" | Dia. = .545"
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THIS WEEK'S TRACK IS EXCERPTED FROM
ESSENTIAL STYLES, BOOK 1
For the Drummer and Bassist

by Steve Houghton and Tom Warrington

Essential Styles for the Drummer and Bassist, Books 1 and 2, are two innovative book and play-along CD packages that teach 50 essential grooves from today's jazz and popular styles. The books include written-out charts of each selection and performance tips for both drums and bass. All of the grooves have been recorded with a rhythm section and woodwinds, with drums mixed on the left channel and bass on the right, so either instrument may be dialed out. In addition, many of the tracks contain open choruses of comping so any instrument can practice playing solos! Essential Styles emphasizes the most important aspects of solid group playing— locking-in between the drummer and bassist— providing a strong rhythmic foundation and creating an authentic feel for whatever the style demands.

Book + Playalong CD
Published by Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN-10: 0739013548
Item #: 00-4300


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



Internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator, Steve Houghton initially received acclaim at age twenty as the drummer with Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd. Since then he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins, Shelly Berg, Toots Thielemans, Christian McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bob Florence, Freddie Hubbard, Lyle Mays, Dianne Reeves, Billy Childs, Rosemary Clooney, Pat LaBarbara, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Henderson, Bob Sheppard, Karrin Allyson and Maureen McGovern, to name a few.

A band leader, classical percussionist, clinician and author, Houghton is also the professor of percussion and jazz at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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