Louis Bellson was the stage name for Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Ballassoni. He was born in Rock Falls, Illinois on July 6, 1924 and he died February 14, 2009. He was a jazz educator, bandleader, arranger and composer. He was also a pioneer in using two bass drums which was not done before his time.
This is by far one of the best books to learn how to read drum music. This is actually my first book too. It was written a while ago. However, that does not mean that it is obsolete in any way. The older books tend to be better books.
The hybrid drum rudiment is not a standard drum rudiment. Being that it is not a NARD (National Association of Rudimental Drummers) drum rudiment or a PAS drum Rudiment (Percussive Arts Society); it is a hybrid drum rudiment, which is a rudiment that is not as common, yet extremely interesting to learn. They are typically two or more rudiments that have been smooshed together to make something new. When they are smooshed together, they change into something else. Kind of like when the letter "T" and the letter "H" come together, they make a new sound "TH". When they are played separate, they sound different compared to when they are smooshed together. They are rudiments that many drummers want to learn how to play, and will dramatically improve a players performing skills, because it will help develop a drummers hands, by exercising muscles in the hands and wrists. Watch a video by D Mark Agostinelli, the author of the best seller, "The Drum Rudiment Bible" on how to play some of these hybrid drum rudiments.
If you are interested in learning about rudiments; then check out this book. It is the largest collection of drum rudiments inside of a single book. It has the basic 40 rudiments; plus an additional 460 “Hybrid” rudiments, which are typically overlooked.
This video is an introduction to books that will help you learn how to play the drums. D Mark Agostinelli goes over some of these books.
These are the Top Ten Drum Books for learning how to read and play the drums. Best Drum Playing books. Best Book. Drums Music.
D Mark Agostinelli, the author of the bestseller, “The Drum Rudiment Bible” explains what the biggest catastrophe is, when it comes to new drummers learning how to play the drums. He explains how learning how to read is one of the most often overlooked aspect of playing the drums. He also offers a list of some great books for learning how to read and becoming a better drummer. The Drum Rudiment bible has over 460 Hybrid Rudiments. Some which are very rare the book is the largest of its kind. His book can be found at most book stores including Amazon