Join Date: Jun 2005
Jazz sheet music, books, recommended listening
Hey guys. Recently I've been getting more serious with my drumming. With my long-term goal (I'm 15, sophmore in high school) set for attending Berklee, I really feel my progress must be hurried along.
My question, therefore, is this:
Does anyone have any recommended listening? I've been listening to a lot of Steely Dan, Miles Davis, and Pat Metheny recently. Some Michael Brecker too. I'm really interested in more Jazz musicians; can anyone help me out?
Also, my sight-reading isn't very good as of right now. I've been working on it for close to an hour each day with stuff from Berkleeshares.com (and anything else I can find), but are there any books (mainly books with grooves and rhythms, I have Stick Control and Syncopation) or downloadable sheets that can help me with an overall look at drumset-based reading? Jason, if you read this and I don't talk to you before, what was that one funk book you suggested? I forgot to write it down!
Thanks a ton guys, sorry for the novel.