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From Slayer to Slipknot, this is the drummer's guide to the metal genre and the legends who defined it.
This must-have tutorial for drummers provides insight into the history and development of Metal music and explores a dozen legendary drummers that impacted it most. On The Beaten Path will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, and grooves that made each drummer famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow drum lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 36 famous beats and solos from songs by Metallica, Slipknot, Meshuggah, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Anthrax, and others. Amazing photos are featured as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD.
On the Beaten Path: Metal is a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted Number 1 educational book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll, and voted Number 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader's Poll.
Drum.com says of On The Beaten Path:
"Lackowski shines with his ability to break down the transcriptions into logical steps that serve as the building blocks to ultimately becoming proficient in this musical style. This is a well thought out project that not only explains the mechanics required to perform the selected works, but provides a map to understanding the history of metal drumming. It showcases the many uniquely gifted artists and their contributions to the genre, and offers the inspiration to further continue your own pathway of discovery. I highly recommend Rich Lackowski's On the Beaten Path: Metal - The Drummers Guide to the Genre and the Legends who Defined it."
By demonstrating the songs of legendary metal bands, this historical, informative lesson book will bring out the true heavy-metal drummer in you.