ESSENTIAL GROOVES - For Writing, Performing and Producing Contemporary Music Essential Grooves packs everything you need to know about contemporary styles into a must-have reference of audio, scores, and text. The book presents 41 different grooves covering all the important styles that have influenced contemporary music, each performed by live players. The book/DVD set contains scores, text, and stereo mixes of the musical examples, as well as multi-track audio files of each example that all instrumentalists can use in a variety of ways. Users of this book will acquire the vocabulary and gain a deep understanding of each style through the historical background provided. The book's unique, license-free audio examples can be used to create custom play-alongs and original music. Through Essential Grooves, the user will understand how all the instruments in the rhythm section are notated. Used together, the book and the audio will help you to not only learn these styles, but also create original music based on these grooves. Written by 3 Berklee College Professors Includes sections on:
Soul & Motown - Classic Southern Soul, Classic Motown, Soul Ballad, Soul/Funk Transition, etc.
Funk - Early Funk and '70s in the James Brown style, '70s Urban Funk, Straight Funk, New Orleans Funk, etc.
Hip-Hop - Four different Hip Hop grooves demonstrated and notated
Rock - Five different Rock grooves demonstrated and notated
Jazz - Classic Swing, Medium Swing, two different Jazz waltz styles
Afro-Cuban - Danzon, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Songo, 6/8 Afro-Cuban
Brazilian Music - Samba variations, Bossa Nova variations, Partido Alto, Baiao, Afoxe
Afro-Caribbean - Reggae and Calypso grooves.
©2010, 95 page text, plus audio CD and multi-track DVD