Level 1 Trial Version
Level 1 - Trial Version
Learn how all aspects of drumming and rhythm are connected. Grooves and fills, patterns and shapes, orchestrations and phrases. All will become apparant. While you learn how to play drums. Even better!
The Complete Workbook/Encyclopedia for the Modern Drummer
This will give you the perspective any good teacher has
It will also give you structure so you know exactly where you stand and what needs to be done to get to the next level
Perfect resource for drummers of all levels
What the pros of the pros say
This is what the teachers of the best drummers of today have to say about Level 1
“I wish you nothing but success with your new project. Continuing the tradition of expanding the drum universe is something that I hope never ends. Please accept my best wishes for your project.”
"I have closely examined the drumbook/encyclopaedia LEVEL 1, and I find it to be an exceptional work. It’s unique, clear and well thought out, and I highly recommend it to any drummer, looking for material from which to study."
199 of the almost 2500 Pages
Level 1 is an interactive encyclopedia of drum lessons
The volume may seem daunting at first. But we've divided them into 8 parts to create a clear distinction.
You'll learn the basic nine different time feels used to play 99.9% of Western Music.
Get some of the most important advice to try out, keep in mind and automate while playing.
The first of 24 Categories Of Rhythmic Elements. All you need to know about Chapter 1: Balance.
Learn how to play to your favorite songs right away. Starting on day 1.
Learn basic fills in every of these nine time feels and how to play them around the kit.
Know exactly what to practice when you've hit a bump, and how to avoid many to come.
The first chapter of CORE made into a System. How to implement Balance when drumming.
Practice to music at your tempo using our web based MIDI player.
Why Level 1 - Trial Version is also for every drummer
Level 1 sounds like it's just for beginners. It's in fact for drummers of all levels. Yes, it's the book (or combinations of many books) I would've loved to help me as a young drummer. But it still helps me till this day to keep things in perspective.
And I don't just mean the back to basics side. Every rhythmical idea, no matter how advanced, is based on this structure. So every rhythmic idea can be enhanced, diversified, and ultimately used to improvise over, using the systems in Level 1.
Level 1 Trial Version specific Frequently Asked Questions
These are some specifical Frequently Asked Questions about Level 1 Trial Version. If you have a question about something else please refer to our main FAQ section where all are bundled.
What is the difference between the Full Version and the Trial Version of Level 1?
About 2300 pages. You'll get the first paragraph for FREE. If you like it you can by the full ersion whenever you like by upgrading your upgrade in MySDL.
How should I study from Level 1 Trial Version?
The basic idea is to work out the different time feels from G1-G9 a.s.a.p. But there is no one way, only your way. However, we encourage you to view Level 1 as a 3D method as much as possible.
1. Left to Right (Chapters/Time feels)
2. Top to bottom (Paragraphs/Subjects)
3. Front to back (Parts/Grooves, Fills, Tips etc.)
Do I need to be able to read music?
No, you'll learn this as you go. Theory is not our main focus. And we think it should never be. It's a good idea to learn it but always remember that there was music first, music notation second. Not the other way around.
I feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of Level 1. What should I do?
First breathe in and out deeply a few times. Feel better? Good. Level 1 is meant as an encyclopedia of drumming and rhythm exercises. Who's to say what's the correct order, or how long it should take you to absorb all the knowledge inside? You decide. If you need help, try sending us an email or visit a local teacher.
Or book private lessons here.
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For a limited time we reward your faith in us by giving you ONE YEAR of Online Lessons for FREE when you buy Level 1. That's right, spend €99 and save €120!!
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Not quite sure yet?
That's perfectly fine, just create a FREE account for now. If you like the Level 1 Trial Version you can always get the full version later.
Or continue the Tour by going to our Level 2 Books or take a look at our Online Drum Lessons in Coach.