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Fast & Easy Drum Chart

Alfred Music Publishing, home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, releases How to Write a Fast & Easy Drum Chart, an innovative and simple method on how to write drum charts—perfect for drummers, composers, and students.

From drummer, producer, clinician, and author Liz Ficalora, How to Write a Fast & Easy Drum Chart features a no-hassle approach that doesn’t require pages of music writing or measure-by-measure notation reading. Instead, only a few measures of drum notation are needed to help you stay in the groove and play with great accuracy. The method is divided into 12 simple steps, such as determining the time signature, tempo, and feel of the song; identifying song form and counting the bars; writing out the complete form of the song; and more. The chapters cover topics on basic drum patterns, sample charts, charting techniques, and more. Additional features include an original song to chart and play along with; commonly used drum patterns to listen, practice, and learn from; and four blank charts to use and copy. The accompanying CD includes demonstrations of the examples in the book.

Throughout her career, Liz Ficalora has worked with many notable musicians, including John Carter Cash, Stella Parton, Jill Sissel, Heather Davis, The Paint Sisters, and many more. She is also the founder and owner of Ficalora Music Productions, where she works with songwriters and artists to produce recording projects ready for music row in Nashville.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper.

How to Write a Fast & Easy Drum Chart is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and online today through the Drummer Cafe.