New York, NY (January 17, 2012) — Hudson Music is thrilled to announce the release of The Language of Drumming Book by Benny Greb. Following up and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the same name, Benny here brings forth a wealth of practice material for drummers of all styles and levels, presented in a beautifully illustrated book with a timeless, classic look.
The Language of Drumming Book teaches a complete system for achieving freedom of expression on the drumset. Benny’s approach is a practical method that is based on a concept familiar to everyone: learning a language. Providing exercises for grooves, fills, independence, and more, this system progresses from rhythmic “letters” and “words” to “syntax” and “language,” ultimately providing an easily understandable system that is suitable for beginning to advanced-level drummers. Included along the way are new hi- hat groove variations, dozens of ghost-note exercises, and a complete system for mastering odd groupings (3, 5, and 7) in your playing. Since the release of The Language of Drumming DVD, Benny has extensively expanded on and added to this system, creating a method that works as a stand-alone approach or as a companion to the DVD.
Also included is an MP3 disc containing unique practice tracks, which are designed for use by the player in practicing the various concepts in the book.
“This book will not only enable you to play differently, but (more importantly) to think differently, and get a better understanding of rhythm,” said Benny. “This material will give you the facility to decode a lot of the other educational material out there, and by having that ability, you will be free to come up with your own exercises, and have more freedom to make musical choices on the spot while playing music.”
“Of all the amazing books I have worked on with Hudson Music, this one is really special,” said Hudson Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini. “The way the material is presented, both educationally and graphically, really feels like this books deserves to be a new standard and classic in the world of drum books.”
Benny Greb: The Language of Drumming Book
by Benny Greb Book/CD, book: 96 pages Label: Hudson Price: $19.99 Release Date: January 15, 2012 Item #: HL00321287 Hudson #: HDBK31 UPC: 884088636951 ISBN: 9781458422293
About Hudson Music
Formed in 1998 by Rob Wallis and Paul Siegel, Hudson Music LLC (New York, NY) is a leading producer and publisher of educational music books and videos. Distribution to drum shops, music stores, and online retailers in the United States and Canada is handled by the Hal Leonard Corp. Many Hudson Music products are available as downloads at HudsonMusic.com.