More and more questions are being asked whether it is possible to buy individual chapters. For some teachers (and students) it does not make sense to buy the complete books because the drum school uses a different method book. But using a few chapters from 360DRUMS can be a great addition to the existing curriculum.
That is why six compact bundles have been added to the webshop with very low prices! The following bundles are now available as a ‘download’:
focus on even & triplet feel
the complete spectrum on hi-hat variations
having fun with twisting and turning beats & fills
Great news! There is a new and second version of BOOK ONE and BOOK TWO!
On every page there is a QR code that refers to inspiring & supporting videos.
And for example, a chapter has been added in which the hi-hat foot is trained extra well. And now there is also a chapter with basic rhythms from Latin America.
Some existing chapters have been expanded, such as ‘adapting the beat’ and ‘modulation’. And maybe you had already seen that the new 2020 audio package has grown enormously compared to the 2017 edition.
For the time being, this second version is only available via the digital release. But the soft-paper edition will hopefully be available soon.
Everyone knows that novice drummers want to learn a lot. But nobody knows if that fire is big enough for a long drum career. Sometimes the purchase of a serious method book is just a step too far.
For that reason I have made a very small edition for starters: 360DRUMS BOOK ZERO. This free e-book can greatly help every new drummer, both with and without a teacher.
You our your student will learn a new concept on every page, and in this way you actually play along with almost all famous radio hits after studying some of these pages. Furthermore, you will also combine beats, fills & play-alongs with every exercise. That basic principle is the way to learn to play the drums well.
BOOK ZERO is available for download (click this link below) and can be found in the iTunes Book Store as well.
The app for 360DRUMS has been completely updated, especially the video section has been given a major makeover which makes it even easier to find good sample videos while you are practicing.
This makes the videos (that fit the chapters) much easier accessible and you can get a lot of inspiration while you are practicing.
What can you find in this new version:
lots of inspiration for studying beats
many ideas for playing more creative fills
challenging drummer clicks (40-115bpm)
slow drumless playalong tracks (40-65bpm)
Besides all above, PayPal has recently been added as a payment system in the webshop. Furthermore, the digital version of the books can be purchased in de app by using PayPal. Many customers were asking for this feature. I am very glad to inform you about this new possibility.
In the latest edition of the Slagwerkkrant (the Dutch trade magazine for drummers) there is a nice article about my teaching method for pop drums 360DRUMSbook (two books, audio, video & app). Mark Eeftens describes in a beautiful way why these books are so very useful, for every drummer and drum teacher. Thank you very much Mark!
“The smart thing about the audio tracks is that they really do build up from slower tempo’s where you learn the fastest and most thoroughly … the rhythms contain many variations and patterns that you need in daily playing practice … they start simple but are ultimately bold and challenging … so no bookmarks or long texts but practice and apply immediately! “- Mark Eeftens
It is not easy to become a good drummer. Try to play the exercises well, becoming faster, integrate more and more techniques, play more and more variations, get better control over the muscles. And let’s not forget steadyness and volume control…
But creativity is a difficult quality, one that we can hardly train specifically. Taking risks, experimenting and making mistakes is the best route for this.
To show you how I do it… I have taken 2 chapters from Book of Fills (3.1 and 3.3), chosen a feel (even/triplet/bluesrock) and started to jam… Watch some of these 4 video’s & I hope you get inspired to do the same!
Every drumbook is written in a specific order, some start easily and become more and more difficult, other books are divided into categories so you can determine your ideal route yourself. The books for 360DRUMS are part of that second group. In the book I present 3 different routes, where my favorite is the 3rd. This article helps you to understand a bit more about this ‘custom’ route.