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Hudson Music Indian Rhythms for Drumset by Pete Lockett (Book/CD)

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Indian Rhythms for Drumset is the first book of its kind to apply authentic Indian rhythms to the modern drumset. Pete Lockett dispels the mystery an...Click To Read More About This Product

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Indian Rhythms for Drumset is the first book of its kind to apply authentic Indian rhythms to the modern drumset. Pete Lockett dispels the mystery and simplifies the complexity of southern India's classic Carnatic rhythmic system. Written by world-class percussionist and world drumming expert Pete Lockett, Indian Rhythms for Drumset provides a clear explanation of Indian rhythms and counting systems and gives drummers a step-by-step resource for adapting and successfully incorporating these concepts into their playing. The book includes a CD that contains easy-to-access MP3 files with Lockett's demonstrations of nearly 200 exercises from the book and also features 3 play-along tracks mixed both with and without drums.

Indian Rhythms for Drumset first explains the history and use of traditional Indian vocal syllables known as solkattu or konnakol to count irregular rhythmic groupings. The book then covers the South Indian rhythmic approach in particular detail, featuring topics such as phrase development, groove concepts, syncopation, rhythmic modulations, solo concepts, and intricate stickings that can be applied to jazz, rock, funk, and many other contemporary musical styles. Although the book's exercises are aimed specifically at drum set players, the concepts, analysis, rhythmic systems, and explanations of the Indian rhythmic material are also relevant to all types of drummers as well as percussionists, composers, and other instrumentalists.

Book/CD cover:
History and use of traditional Indian vocal syllables
South-Indian rhythmic approach to percussion
Phrase development
Groove concepts
Rhythmic modulations
Solo concepts
Intricate stickings

Author: Pete Lockett
9" W x 12" L
136 pages

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I have MANY books on the subject of Indian rhythms (both north and south) and Indian Rhythms for Drumset will be very useful to a drummer who wishes to learn the aspects of Indian Rhythm. I would also recommend Drum Atlas: India as a starting point or in addition to Pete's book and the Gateway to Rhythm DVD. Any of Aloke Dutta's books (for Hindustani) and any of Trichy Sankaran's books (for Carnatic) or a book called Ancient Traditions Future Possibilities for both (includes African and Balinese rhythmic concepts too) though these don't deal with a drumset application.
This is a big book that comes with a cd full of MANY examples.
The book is bound well. No nasty coils to deal with, and the CD is nestled safely in the back cover.
You are getting your money's worth. This book deals mainly with south indian concepts, so if you think that you can sound like Danny Carey by learning everything in this book you won't (but you will get close).
This is not for a novice drummer. I would say AT LEAST an intermediate level drummer. I've had some experience with Carnatic and Hindustani rhythmic concepts before this book (John Mcglauclin's Gateway To Rhythm DVD and Aloke Dutta's Rhythm of Tabla book, respectively) so it was easier for me to get my head around it but make no mistake its like bizzarro world the first time a westerner tries to understand anything Indian. In fact most of Pete's book is still beyond me.

I would recommend Drum Atlas: India as an alternative to beginners and less experienced drummers. If you're not entirely sure how deep you want to go into the whole indian thing, Drum atlas is the best starting place. What's nice is it covers folk rhythms and not just the classical stuff (the author Sunny Jain being a Dhol player himself) though its a little more focused on Hindustani. Another great place to start before attempting Pete's book is The Gateway to Rhythm DVD by John Mcglauclin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram. But be warned: the name of the 5 note grouping is different in each and that can be confusing.

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