VIC FIRTH
PLAYALONG TRACKS
   "TRUMP TOWER"
    excerpted from JEFF SALEM'S
    “Messin Wid Da Bull”

(Track and PDF Courtesy of Hudson Music)

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Jeff's Vic Firth Stick of Choice:

American Classic® 5A
Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
  click here to download a larger image of the 5A




THIS WEEK'S TRACK IS EXCERPTED FROM
TURN IT UP & LAY IT DOWN
“MESSIN WID DA BULL” by Jeff Salem

What do you get when you mess with the bull? You get the horns!

It's time to get funky with Turn It Up & Lay It Down" Messin' wid da Bull. Author Jeff Salem provides an incredibly complete educational look at how to approach grooves, fills, drum part construction, setting up horn figures, and various other musical twists and turns in 13 extremely funky charts.

The included CD, featuring songs that pay homage to the great horn bands of the '70s, like Tower of Power; Blood Sweat and Tears; Chicago; Earth Wind & Fire; Average White Band; and others. The book presents detailed concepts and explanations that will not only get you playing the particular songs in a very funky manner, but will improve your approach to this genre overall.

As a bonus, information provided within the book gives you access to a special area of hudsonmusic.com, when you can hear Jeff demonstrate various grooves and fills from the book. The free bonus MP3s are available through an access code that is included with the book and are downloadable to computers, iPods and other MP3 devices.

Looking to feel more funky? Then this is the book you've been looking for!


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



About Jeff Salem
Jeff Salem is an internationally recognized drummer based in Toronto, Canada, who has performed in over 60 countries worldwide. His professional career started in his late teens, performing and recording with well known rock bands such as Fist, Sword, Saints & Sinners, Lee Aaron, Randy Bachman, Robben Ford, Coop-De-Vile, Kalan Porter, and many other artists.

Jeff has released three instructional videos: Groove-A Diddles, Drumology, and Double Bass Vocabulary-Vol.1. Jeff is a freelance writer for the magazines Canadian Musician and Modern Drummer. He also maintains a large roster of students for private instruction at J.S. Music Studio in Brampton, Ontario.

For more information, visit Jeff online at  www.salemdrum.com  and  www.jsmusicstudio.com


 


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