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Not just for drummers.......here is what the amazing jazz vocalist Thana Alexa says about Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer!
"This is a great exercise book to use for vocalists who want to expand their knowledge and execution of advanced rhythmic concepts. The written out konnakol syllables make this book very vocalist-friendly. I would encourage all singers to study the rhythms in this book to unleash the melodic drummer from within!"
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Here's what legendary drummer and educator Casey Scheuerell has to say about Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer...
GREAT BOOK ! I highly recommend it for serious musicians.... particularly if you want to get your metric modulations on! Nice one Steve...thanks for writing it!
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Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer by Steve Langone
“I’ve been a fan of Steve’s playing since the 90’s when I used to live in Boston. He has
always been an inventive and original drummer with great feel and command of the
instrument. I think this book is a great example on how he might have gotten there.
Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer draws from great methods such
as Syncopation and Stick Control and adds a modern twist to it. The addition of the
Konnakol syllables is a very fresh way to approach and command independence and
overall control on the drum set. A great book for anybody that is looking to improve, no
matter what level you’re at.”
- Antonio Sanchez
Master Drummer / Musician
(performed with Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker,
Danilo Perez, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, etc)
"Longtime Boston first-call drummer, Steve Langone's book Advanced Rhythmic
Concepts for the Modern Drummer is a welcome addition to the drummers library. This
is one of only few books available on the topic of meter within meter or, as Steve
describes it, primary pulse and secondary pulse. Although the concept of "polyrhythm"
is not new, Steve presents it in a way that is both practical and easily applied to the drum
set. Borrowing from perhaps the most sophisticated rhythm theory in the world, Langone
uses South Indian Konnakol syllables to help one to hear and internalize the cross
rhythms. Presented in a series of grids (over 60!) and helpful suggestions on how to
apply them or orchestrate them on the drums, this material will provide drummers and
musicians with a challenge for a long time to come! “
- John Ramsay
Chair, Percussion Department
Berklee College of Music
"One of the most forward concepts in drum set playing these days is the approach of
multiple times being played at the same time. Steve's book is the STATE OF THE ART
in this concept. Very well explained and written, and a great challenge for all of us.”
- Bob Gullotti
Master Drummer / Educator
Member of The Fringe
International Recording Artist
Modern Drummer Magazine
"Using his lessons with Alan Dawson and others as a jumping-off point, Steve Langone delivers a great tool for those looking to expand their rhythmic language. The book highlights the concepts of primary pulse (quarter notes in 4/4 time), secondary pulse (groupings of notes that imply different meters), and Konnakol (South Indian vocal percussion). Pages get blacker and blacker as you move forward, and chapters feature titles like Eighth Note Triplets in 4/4, Grouping of Cut-Cut Time 10 = 2+3+3+2, so just the thought of of adding the Konnakol might make your head spin. But the two pulses do make sense, and they're laid out near each other clearly, so stick with it and practice at your own pace - your rhythmic horizons will be expanded soon enough. A chapter with recommended reading and the authors's favorite drummers and recordings is a nice addition."