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Open Handed Playing - Volume 2Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the exclusive distribution of Open-Handed Playing, Vol. 2, a step-by-step approach to incorporate this cutting-edge style into a drummer’s vocabulary, by Claus Hessler, one of the most in-demand drum coaches and clinicians, and Dom Famularo, one of the most respected solo drum artists in the world.

Open-Handed Playing, Vol. 2  offers a new approach to avoiding the crossing of hands on the modern drumset. Starting right where the widely popular first volume left off, the lessons feature detailed descriptions on this technique, paired with photos of drummers in action, making for an engaging learning experience for beginners, as well as for experienced drummers seeking to build their current knowledge base.

The linear and rudimental patterns presented will be familiar to both right- and left-handed players, making this beneficial to drummers who have always played with crossed hands. The method also provides a wide range of repertoire with funky intermediate- to advanced-level grooves that utilize linear patterns and rudiments. The book is accompanied by a play-along CD, featuring eight new play-along tracks.

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

Open-Handed Playing, Vol. 2 Book & CD (00-38832) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and online today through the Drummer Cafe.