New book from per­cus­sion hero

Rhythm - - BEAT! -

Pete Lockett has un­veiled his lat­est pro­ject: a brand new book.

The 68-page tome fea­tures ideas and ex­er­cises in a range of time sig­na­tures – start­ing with 4/4 and build­ing up to 6/8, 5/4 and cul­mi­nat­ing in 7/4. The ba­sic para­did­dle form is wo­ven through­out all of these pa­terns and con­cepts.

It cer­tainly sounds good to us, but you don’t need to take our word for it. You don’t even need to rely on Lockett’s word. No, you can gauge the opin­ion of a cou­ple of drum he­roes who have given their back­ing to the pro­ject.

“Fol­low this book as far as it will lead you, and your ef­forts will be am­ply re­warded,” beams Bri­tish prog drum­ming icon Bill Bru­ford. “Just when you think there is not much more you can do with a para­did­dle, Lockett comes along with this de­cep­tively sim­ple look­ing vol­ume that will keep you busy for years.”

And it’s not just Bru­ford who is im­pressed. US ed­u­ca­tion mae­stro Dom Fa­mu­laro says, “Once you have jour­neyed with Stick Con­trol by Ge­orge L Stone, you can con­tinue with Sym­met­ric al Stick­ing s by Pete Lockett!”

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