On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock Book/CD – The DrummerÆs Guide to the Genre and the Legends Who Defined It – This must-have guide for drummers provides insight into the history and development of the Progressive Rock genre, and explores a dozen legendary drummers that impacted it most. 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 Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta, Tool, Dream Theater, Rush, Frank Zappa, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and others. Amazing photos are featured 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: Barriemore Barlow; Terry Bozzio; Bill Bruford; Danny Carey; Vinnie Colaiuta; Phil Collins; Michael Giles; Gavin Harrison; Carl Palmer; Neil Peart; Mike Portnoy; Jon Theodore; and more! On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock is a much-anticipated extension to the highly acclaimed, award-winning book On the Beaten Path: The DrummerÆs Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them, voted No. 1 Educational Book in the 2008 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll!, and voted No. 1 Book in the 2008 DRUM! Reader’s Poll! Softcover Book approx. 9″ x 12″ and 104 pages.

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