Series: The Total Drummer Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection Format: Book & CD Instrument: Drum Set ©2009. The Total Funk Drummer is a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of funk drumming. You'll start with basic lessons on keeping time, and end up playing highly syncopated beats and fills using advanced techniques like linear drumming. This book features many of the styles that make funk drumming so challenging, yet rewarding, and is meant for all players , from beginners to advanced drummers. Learn everything from New Orleans funk, R&B, and soul to '70s funk, modern alternative funk, drum 'n' bass, and hip-hop. You'll also learn drum beats in the styles of famous funk artists like The Meters, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, The Funk Brothers, Booker T. & the MG's, Tower of Power, Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. The CD features a full band demonstrating the examples in the book. This is the only book you'll need to become a great funk drummer.