Alan Dawson Drum Method

And The Beat Goes On.
This book is dedicated to the memory of my teacher, Mr. Alan Dawson.


Alan Dawson Drum Method Vol.1

Author: Osami Mizuno

本書は、数あるルーディメンツをグループ化することで整理していく画期的なドラム教本!アランが残したメソッド、考え方、言葉を引き継ぎ、さらに昔からあるルーディメンツを基盤にして、基礎的なデータに始まり、積極的に5連、7連系、Compound Rudimentsなどを取り入れた最新の考え方までを説明した。

In this book I tried to pass on Alan's method, thoughts, and words, explain basic data and new theory including 5, 7stroke, and Compound Rudiments, which are based on older the 26 rudiments. This book offers a new approach which arranges the large number of rudiments into various categories.

Alan Dawson Drum Method Vol.2

Author: Osami Mizuno
Special Contributor: Steve Smith

Vol.1に続く第2巻。アラン・ドーソンは、最も重要なことは両手を鍛えること、と教えている。第2巻では、この大切な「HANDS」についてアメリカン系、スイス系、そしてさらに発展の可能性のあるルーディメンツを、ソロとして整理して徹底的に説明する。また巻末には、今でもミュージシャンから高い評価を受けているロック界の名ドラマー、スティーブ・スミスの特別寄稿を掲載、デイヴ・ブルーベックの代表的作品「TAKE FIVE」のアランのベーシックなパターンなどを解説。魅力あるドラム教本に仕上げた。

Every time he threw a pair of sticks and listened to the sound of them dropping….during a drum clinic, Alan demonstrated by firmly stating, "This is the sound of a flam." He would go ahead and demonstrate and show how one should practice them. According to Alan, people, who do not think that they know rudiments, actually know and use it subconsciously. On the other hand, people, who think that they are always playing with rudiment and are tired of doing the same drum licks over and over again, should learn and study variations.
I want to share the valuable advice, trade secrets, and vast amount of information that Alan passed on to me in the twenty years that I knew him.

With Steve Smith (Aug.15,1997)


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Alan Dawson Drum Method, by Osami Mizuno (with help from special contributor Steve Smith),
published by TOA International.Right now,Available only in Japan.
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Alan Dawson Drum Method vol.1
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