Carl Fischer


The Phunky Hip-Hop Drummer

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  • Editor: Bob Ernst
  • Format: Book & CD
  • Instrumentation: Drum Kit
  • ISBN: 9780825836046
  • Size: 9.1 x 11.9 inches


This 80-page book by Bob Ernest, who was responsible for programming the Roland JB-80 series drum machine, is a great introduction to the basic funk beats and patterns used in hip-hop music. Every pattern in the book can be played as a groove in actual performance. This book begins with basic beats using the hi-hat cymbals and moves to increasingly difficult new rhythms for the drum set. It is attractively packaged, with a CD that includes 6 play-along grooves written and performed by Blackbyrd McNight featuring DJ Tonee McGuire.