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charts and information I like to keep handy.
Being a drummer trained with minimal melodic experience, I can attest
to the value of the following basics. These charts, along with guitar
chord, and chord progression maps, were vital toward the completion of the
first CD album:
A Drummers Laugh and eventually to: Wizard Obligation,
which is a CD album which was recorded live as a Television show. The
albums both feature a 9 page cover with art and information and many
pictures. The Wizard Obligation CD can be put into any computer to see
pictures and movies from the sixty minute TV show: 'Inside the
Creative Mind with Vince Schaefer'.
Ideas from my head quickly became
practical reality when adhering to the musical rules dictated in these
charts. Screaming realistic sounding guitar parts along with funky bass
lines were the result. My melodic skills have improved and my basic
studio set-up is modern, and efficient, and universally applicable to the
work and records done in other studios.
A basic method plan for drumming that has been tested many times is
also included. Check California
band, and Carrick band
Real Audio files are examples from the first lesson, under the: Free
Internet Drum Lesson page!
I've much to put in here
eventually. For now, check out these links and short Real Audio samples:
of Continuous Controllers These are the controllers that add
expression to music, such as: Aftertouch, Pitch Bend, Volume,
Breath Control and more!
MIDI drum list If everyone would just agree to put a snare
drum or bass drum or tom, or cymbal on a certain m.i.d.i.
number.....Oh, they did!
Scales (singing) the words to sing chromatic scales
Scales a reference chart for minor scales
Lesson #1 a big lesson to get started, is a time tested beginning
program, actually more than just one exercise!
of 5ths important lesson with sharps and flats!
Dude sample of drummed music by soloist - This tune features
funky drumming, along with a funky bass line, and some mellow guitar
chords, offset by the conga oriented drum solo, and the sounds from
I Had to Play Without You Some
hand drum solo music, performed live and recorded for the album: A
Drummers Laugh, by Vince Schaefer, featuring Conga, Djembe, Tabla,
Talking Drum, and other percussion instruments.
To see the Vince Schaefer
CD's Click: Here