VIC FIRTH
PLAYALONG TRACKS
   "3/4 FUSION"
         featuring STEVE HOUGHTON

 

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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 STEVE'S BOOK,
THE DRUMSET SOLOIST

The Drum Set Soloist was written to provide drummers with the practice material to approach any solo, in any style, with ease. Techniques such as trading, playing over vamps and playing over kicks (or figures) are examined, demonstrated and made available in a CD play-along format.

From the Preface:
“Have you ever had to take a drum solo and found yourself scared to death? Often times drummers are called upon to solo and they are caught basically unprepared. I've found that many drummers don't PRACTICE soloing and for that reason they lack the confidence and the concept for soloing in a variety of settings. Soloing brings together three different aspects of drumming: technique, style and reading.

...I hope this book will challenge you, inspire you and, most of all, let you create and improvise without the pressure of a live gig."


For more information, visit: http://www.houghtonmusic.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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