The Working Drummer’s Chart Book

The Working Drummer's Chart Book

Con The Working Drummer’s Chart Book, Joe Bergamini tratta un argomento davvero utile per il batterista impegnato in differenti band. Joe, infatti, fornisce informazioni e suggerisce consigli su come creare partiture utili e, soprattutto, funzionali  per qualsiasi tipo di situazione musicale che implica l’apprendimento rapido delle canzoni e la lettura durante  i concerti. Joe mostra il suo metodo per creare spartiti brevi e chiari, quindi presenta 26 partiture di canzoni che vengono spesso suonate  in occasione di live nei club di tutto il mondo.

Il libro contiene un approccio alla creazione di spartiti di batteria chiari e di una sola pagina. Tre sono scritte a mano dallo stesso Joe  (“Man in the Mirror”, “Rocket Man” e “My Own Worst Enemy”) oltre ad altre 26 tra cui ” Uptown Funk”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Shut Up and Dance”, “Jessie’s Girl”.  Inoltre , in  “The Gig Rig”,  viene ampiamente  trattato anche l’argomento su metronomi, app e attrezzatura necessaria per la lettura di spartiti professionali  a prima vista in ambito lavorativo.

Davvero un libro interessante e dal risvolto professionale utilissimo. Un modo di trattare un argomento spesso messo in secondo piano che, a nostro avviso, merita un’attenzione maggiore in ambito didattico.

Bravo Joe!

From the editor Hudson Music

With The Working Drummer’s Chart Book, Joe Bergamini provides insight into how to create useful drum charts for any type of musical situation that involves learning songs quickly and reading on the gig. Joe shows his method of creating short, clear charts, and then presents 26 charts of songs that are often called on club dates, corporate gigs, bar gigs, and the like. The book contains an approach to creating clear one-page drum charts, three of Joe’s handwritten charts (“Man in the Mirror,” “Rocket Man,” and “My Own Worst Enemy”), and 26 professionally engraved song charts (including “Uptown Funk,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Shut Up and Dance,” “Jessie’s Girl,” and many more), plus “The Gig Rig,” a discussion of metronomes, apps, and gear needed for pro chart reading on the job

Praise for the book:

The Working Drummer’s Chart Book hits all the essential points of writing a clear and functional drum chart. Joe’s method makes sense and is easily adaptable to any kind of music in any imaginable musical situation. The information in this book will give you the tools you need to navigate your gigs!”

Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information)

“Joe has had a lot of experience with a variety of gigs where charts were the only way to get through the job. He’s put together a collection of shortcuts that can help you get the gig and keep the gig.”

Todd Sucherman (Styx)

The Working Drummers Chart Book is just what it says—a needed musical tool for removing the fear of understanding and reading charts. You will develop the confidence to write drum charts for yourself and learn the skill of using your ears to read. Simple and to the point! Thanks, Joe, for this… well needed!”

Dom Famularo (Drumming’s Global Ambassador)

“After playing over 1000 club dates, I’ve had to learn quite a few songs. This book helped me find a faster, more efficient way to create a drum chart. This is valuable to any drummer who plays club dates or finds themselves substituting for other drummers, with limited or no rehearsals. If you’re learning new tunes every week, this book is for you. Excellent work, Joe.”

Dave Anthony (Hank Lane Productions, Renaissance Worship) 

Print Book or eBook | 40 pages | $14.99