Phunky Hip Hop Drummer
This 80-page book, by Bob Ernest who was responsible for programming the Roland JB-80 series drum machine, is a great introduction to the basic funk beats and patterns used in hip-hop music. Every pattern in the book will work and can be played as a "groove" in actual performance. This book begins with basic beats using the "hi-hat" cymbals and moves to increasingly difficult new rhythms for the drumset. It is attractively packaged, with a CD that includes 6 play-along grooves written and performed by Blackbyrd McNight, featurning DJ Tonee McGuire.©1999, Book & CD, 80 pages.