MILWAUKEE-Carter McLean started his journey as a drummer at 10, and throughout a prolific career has played with the likes of Roy Ayers, Melvin Sparks, and the Lion King production on Broadway. Along the way, he’s developed techniques to improve his own skills and continue to advance as a drummer. In association with Hal Leonard, McLean’s new book Drumset Concepts and Creativity brings these ideas to the masses to help drummers improve their own skills and find their voice on the instrument.
Featuring over three hours of high quality drumset lesson videos, Drumset Concepts and Creativity covers a variety of concepts, practice ideas, sticking patterns, grooves, and creative workouts. The book includes McLean’s highly successful “Kaleidoscope” workout – in-depth notated exercises designed to improve your technique while building upon each one throughout.
Topics covered throughout the book include: Groove Construction; Phrasing & Musicality; Practice Ideas; Innovative Exercises; Improving Technique; Drum Tuning & Tips; and more. The video demos featured in the book can be accessed online for download or streaming by using a code found on the first page of the book.