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The Commandments of Half-Time Shuffle

The Commandments of Half-Time Shuffle is the first book dedicated exclusively to learning about and playing the half-time shuffle. Complete with historical analysis and overviews of the lineage of the style, the book will equip drummers with all of the necessary tools needed to conquer one of the most beloved, yet mystifying, grooves in drumming history. This book features photos, album cover art, motivational quotes, recommended listening, as well as transcriptions of the most definitive half-time shuffle grooves. Users will gain the skills to master the language of the triplet—the foundation of all shuffles.

Known as the “Minster of Groove,” Zoro is an internationally renowned rock star, motivational speaker, author, and consummate definition of a man who marches to the beat of a different drum. As one of the world’s most respected musicians, Zoro has sat on the drummer’s throne commanding some of the most famous stages in the world of rock and R&B music. Zoro has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The New Edition, Jody Watley, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind, & Fire, Sean Lennon, Lisa Marie Presley, Lincoln Brewster, Phil Keaggy, and many others. His award-winning The Commandments of R&B Drumming is listed in Modern Drummer’s Top 25 Drum Books of All Time.

The Commandments of Half-Time Shuffle is available online today, through the Drummer Cafe.