Review of the book in the prestigious magazine Modern Drummer
"The author tackles the hidden engine of improvisational creativity: variation in phrasing.
This book holds a key for those drummers who feel they’ve plateaued in terms of expanding their musical vocabulary."
The Art of phrasing on the Drumset
Recommended by Dom Famularo, Michael Lauren,
Ángel Crespo and Chema "animal" Pérez
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Having your own voice in music is very important.
Having your own style in drumming is the first step
"Alex, has put together a very well thought system
to better understand phrasing.
This will open many doors of ideas and expression!
This is the understanding of being an individual
musician with your own style!"
Drumming´s Global Ambassador
The Art of Phrasing is a clear and concise method for learning the “embellishment of rhythmic figures” concept. This concept is an invaluable tool in the development of interpretive reading skills and the diversification / expansion of ones rhythmic ideas through accentuation, orchestration and other drumming (sonic) techniques.
This excellent book focuses on the sixteenth note, the sixteenth note triplet and the thirty-second note embellishment (“fill-ins”) of the rhythmic rates of quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes and their equivalent rests. It is progressive, thoughtfully laid out method book with a wealth of information,
Congratulations Alex on a welcome addition to our ever expanding drum instruction library.
Professor of Drum Set Studies:
Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE)
Escuela Superior de Música Jam Session (Barcelona, España)
Founder and Director of The International Drum Academy (Lisboa, Portugal)
Founding member Drummers Collective (NYC)