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  • Paperback: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation (1 Jan. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088188748X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881887488
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.7 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joe Morello. This is The book on hand development and drumstick control.

Features:

  • Accent studies
  • Buzz-roll exercises
  • Single and double-stroke patterns
  • Control studies
  • Triplet studies
  • Flam patterns
  • Dynamic development
  • Endurance studies


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    Quite a complicated recipe, this making of a drummer: the ability to maintain an even tempo; a firm sense of meter; good coordination between hands and feet; quick reflexes; the self-discipline that enables one to practice hard and with concentration. Read the first page
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kurt King on 29 Mar. 2011
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    You should buy this book. It will give you more ideas and lot of technical support. If you complete this book and learn the practices well then you will come out very much a better drummer by a long way. :)
    I'm very happy with this product, I bought Stick Control too - who was joe morello's teacher and they have both opened up a whole new range of patterns to play. I will definitely buy master studies 2 once I complete this book.
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    By bigD on 9 Jan. 2014
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    This item arrived on time and in good condition. I never new how much I still had to learn and hope I live long enough learn something from it. Great book.
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    Definitely a must have for any serious drummer. So many ways to play thru this book. Guaranteed to improve your playing if practiced properly!
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    This book was for my 13 year old son who thinks it is a great book for his drumming development
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    34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    An Invaluable Tool for Years to Come 7 Mar. 2006
    By Carlos E. M. Motta - Published on Amazon.com
    Format: Paperback
    When one looks for educational material regarding the art of drumming, a lot of options is available nowadays. Videos, cd's and books covering all kinds of stuff you can possibly imagine are available for purchase in 4 or 5 mouse clicks. But, when it comes to drum books, there is a particular kind of book that I don't like, concept-wise, it's what I call the "drum lick oriented book". "Master Studies" is a book that runs away from that category, it's a book about hand technique, pure and simple. This is a book that will put you through YEARS of worthfull training, it's a lifetime investiment towards the mastering of hand technique. So, if you want a drum book where you can find a Steve Gadd lick or some ticky-tacky linear groove to impress your band mates or your friends, don't buy Morello's book. But, if you have the commitment, the discipline and take drumming seriously(may it be professionally or a serious hobby), "Master Studies" by Joe Morello is a MUST...In a couple of years, you'll notice serious improvement that will help you to become a better musician. Technique is a something you acquire, something that will assure that you'll be able to play what your hear in your mind and in your heart. So, up to a certain point, it's an invaluable tool.
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    Great Book for Developing Technique 7 April 2008
    By W. Dent - Published on Amazon.com
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    This book is full of exercises which are not extremely difficult to play but whose objective it is to be played correctly and well. These are two subjective terms ('correctly' & 'well'). The emphasis is on how relaxed one can be while playing them. The more relaxed you are, the more evenly and precisely you can play them. These exercises are not designed to be memorized so you can play them at your next band gig or rehearsal. They are there for your practice and conditioning so that you can get in the habit of playing without tension in your arms and wrists. The more relaxed you are when you play, the faster and more even your playing will be. By the way, my most favorite result from practicing this book is the increased fun I have when I play with my improved technique. It does work if you work it. I recommend practicing from this book at the beginning of each practice session for twenty to thirty minutes. That way you are loosened up and ready to practice your other aspects of drumming with a relaxed approach which can only benefit your progress.
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    MUST-HAVE CHOPBUILDER!!! 6 July 2007
    By B. Rautio - Published on Amazon.com
    Format: Paperback
    This book covers singles, buzz, flams, etc. Even a chapter packed with various fill-in exercises.

    I worked a lot with the old classic book "Stick Control" for a long time and made progress with my chops. But after I got "Master Studies" my progress took huge steps forward! It's a super-book in my opinion.

    It's perfect for drummers of all styles I guess. I'm an allround drummer myself playing plenty of both jazz and rock. "Master Studies" has helped me very much with the fine touch and all the buzz-effects, etc. for the jazz-playing. But also it has helped a lot with the power and stamina needed for the rock-side of things.

    I highly recommend "Master Studies" for any drummer trying to get faster, more endurant, more able to control changing from singles to buzz to doubles etc.

    And last but not least - It's actually fun to use!

    Great job Joe Morello!! To all drummers out there: GET THIS BOOK IF YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE IT!! It will help you! No matter what style you play.
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    Be patient 4 Feb. 2011
    By T. Langford - Published on Amazon.com
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    For me, looking through the book and working on sections where I feel I need improvement has worked
    pretty well. It's pretty easy to follow, but also challenging. I'm using traditional and match grip
    on the exercises. It's helped my traditional grip quite a lot already.
    I think this book will help you understand timing and using a metronome, along with
    building up your speed and coordination. It's helped me and I've been playing for over 20 years.
    Just be patient. It's o.k. to spend a week on one page if you need to.
    Don't try to judge your progress by how far into the book you are. Start in the middle if you want.
    Just stick with it.
    This is also a great method book sure to humble you:
    4-Way Coordination: A Method Book for the Development of Complete Independence on the Drum Set
    Good luck.
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    Excellent book to increase speed in aging hands 7 Dec. 2011
    By Virginia - Published on Amazon.com
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
    I am working on primarily increasing my sticking speed and this classic Morello Studies book was just what I needed.
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