On The Beaten Path: Metal
This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of the metal genre and explores a dozen legendary drummers that had the most impact on the style. The book will lead you through the beats, licks, solos, and grooves that made each artist famous, with insight into their approaches, the gear they used, the bands they played in, and the drummers who influenced them. The easy-to-follow lessons delve into authentic transcriptions of 36 famous beats and solos from songs by Metallica, Slipknot, Meshuggah, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Anthrax, and others. There are amazing photos as well as a listing of essential recordings. All the beats and solos that are presented in the book are performed on the accompanying CD. *****Drummers include: * Chris Adler * Charlie Benante * Jason Bittner * Clive Burr * Tomas Haake * Joey Jordison * Dave Lombardo * Nicko McBrain * Vinnie Paul * Derek Roddy * Lars Ulrich * Bill Ward . . . and more! On the Beaten Path: Metal is a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The Drummer's Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer magazine Reader's Poll!, and voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! magazine Reader's Poll! "Lackowski shines with his ability to break down the transcriptions into logical steps that serve as the building blocks to ultimately becoming proficient in this musical style. This is a well thought out project that not only explains the mechanics required to perform the selected works, but provides a map to understanding the history of metal drumming. It showcases the many uniquely gifted artists and their contributions to the genre, and offers the inspiration to further continue your own pathway of discovery. I highly recommend Rich Lackowski's On the Beaten Path: Metal---The Drummer's Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It." -Drum.com "From Bill Ward and Nicko McBrain to Chris Adler and Derek Roddy, Lackowski does a great job, in inspiring fashion. 4 stars!" ---Rhythm magazine
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