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When In Doubt, Roll!

This would wind its often tortured way through a number of extensions, second subjects, and codicils before a return, probably in a different metre or with a different orchestration, of the overtly masculine bravura main theme. Also, each section contains exercises related to the songs in that section and at times a little write up of how and why he chose to play what he did.

It is a compendium of 18 of Bruford’s recorded works in notated form, together with scene-setting and some explanation of how and why he arrived at the end product.

Second, the drum world’s simple-minded obsession with technique makes all its members worry that their technique isn’t up to scratch, undermining the simple enjoyment musicians ought to get from playing their instrument. Designed for the intermediate-level drummer, this book is a collection of 18 of Bruford’s greatest performances, with suggested exercises and insights from his years as one of the world’s foremost drummers.

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Select a valid country. Jul 11, Malcolm Moore rated it it was amazing. Amongst its many spot-on pieces of musical analysis is this description of s English progressive rock: I fondly remember his response delivered as we partied, somewhat improbably, on a Los Angeles studio-owner’s boat to a tipsy fellow guest’s innocent query: Hopefully it will be.

The simple truth is that when musicians concentrate on playing something they enjoy and don’t let other stuff get in the way, everything tends to works fine. Sep 20, 1.

I’m sure this video has been posted a lot, but it ropl me smile every time. Spike rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Music lives inside you, an instinct, a bfuford, an outpouring, and though tempered at times by intellectual calculation, it’s ultimately an elemental emotional force which foll mess with at your peril. I can see every beat I’m about to play, and in the nanosecond it takes for the stick to descend to the drum or cymbal, my conscious mind sticks its oar in and says something distinctly discouraging.

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I long ago stopped thinking of him as merely a drummer – he was, and is a musical thinker, a composer and generator of ideas as well as a master of rhythm and percussion, and his experience, wisdom and distinctive style will be missed by the musical community.

I have seen him play live with UK when they first went on tour in the late 70’s. David rated it it was amazing Aug 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Personally I find intelligence an attractive quality, and this book oozes it. The sense of relief for the reader is enormous, as it must have been for Bill himself that night.


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Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. One welcome departure from the general gloom is an account of an improvised piano-and-drums concert with Michiel Borstlap at the Purcell Room, a storming gig in which Bill manages to throw off his demons and enjoy himself.


Alex rated it it was amazing May 05, This remark on recording his solo album Feels Good To Me is telling: Marco Salvatore marked it as to-read Nov 29, Even if I had little use for the exercises and sheet music contained in these pages, I still managed to learn a great deal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Bruford’s “When In Doubt, Roll! At one point he mentions his perspective on older material and it was something like “That was me at that specific time playing what I could at that specific level of experience”. No trivia or quizzes yet. Connor marked it as to-read Apr 29, Add to Watch list. David Weigel rated it really liked it Feb 02, See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab Buy it whenn – Add to Watch list Added bguford your Watch list.

Such sophisticated groove, and that snare sound Paperbackpages.