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Books
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The four-volume PATTERNS series by Gary Chaffee is one of the most contemporary and comprehensive drum methods available. Endorsed by many of today's top players, the books cover a wide range of materials, and will help students develop the kinds of skills necessary for drum set performance. The PATTERNS books are designed to be used in any order, or in combination with one another. A must for the serious student.

RHYTHM & METER PATTERNS

Rhythm & Meter Patterns introduces the student to a wide range of rhythmic and metric possibilities, including odd rhythms, mixed meters, polyrhythms, and metric modulation.

Book and CD (EL03584CD) $24.95
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TIME FUNCTIONING PATTERNS

Time Functioning Patterns includes materials dealing with rock cymbal ostinatos, jazz independence, and the new linear phrasing concept that Gary developed.

Book and CD (EL03586CD) $24.95
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RHYTHM & METER PATTERNS STICKING PATTERNS TIME FUNCTIONING PATTERNS TECHNIQUE PATTERNS
STICKING PATTERNS

In Sticking Patterns, Gary's unique approach to the use of stickings is explored. Completely different from the rudiments, Gary's system is designed specifically for drum set performance, both for creating time feels as well as for filling and soloing. Also included are sections on accented single strokes, as well as the use of double strokes on the set.

Book and CD (EL03585CD) $24.95
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TECHNIQUE PATTERNS

In Technique Patterns, the student is challenged with a variety of routines designed to increase technical in the hands and feet. Included are exercises on finger control, endurance, multiple-note playing, hand-foot combinations and more.

Book and CD (EL03587CD) $24.95
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Linear Time Playing
LINEAR TIME PLAYING
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This newest book from Gary Chaffee contains his exploration of linear time playing. The first section will help students to develop basic linear playing skills, voice coordination, dynamic balance, accenting, and more. The second section deals with the development od time feels in the linear style, including 4/4, half-time, shuffle, and odd meters. Ample space is provided for the student to create his or her own ideas.

Book and CD (EL03839CD) $24.95
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7th HEAVEN

Dedicated to Steve Smith and Vinnie Colaiuta, this moderately difficult duet for two drum set players is a great concert piece for college level students.

Many interesting themes are presented, and both players have a chance to "stretch out" and improvise in different situations. Drummers should have great fun working on this piece.

Book (EL03779) $19.95

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Videos

Alfred Music is proud to announce that Gary Chaffee's two videos, "Phrasing & Motion", and "Sticking Time, Linear Time, Rhythm & Meter" are being re-released in DVD format. Expected date of arrival is spring 2010. Keep in touch for additional updates.


The concepts behind the making of these videos were derived from the innovative teaching techniques developed by Gary Chaffee. These techniques, first published in his largely successful Patterns books, have reinvented the way many drummers approach and play their instrument. With the overwhelmingly positive response of his newest publication, Linear Time Playing, it seemed natural that a video showcasing Gary's amazing playing and teaching techniques would be the next logical step. With the amount of information that Gary has to offer, one video was not enough - so he did two! These videos not only reinforce many of the techniques taught in his books, but will also open new doors in how to be creative.

Phrasing and Motion
PHRASING AND MOTION

This video focuses on phrasing and motion. Steve Smith, a former student of Gary's, makes a special appearance to demonstrate the techniques explained on this video in an unbelievable solo performance.

Video (VH0287) $29.95

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STICKING TIME, LINEAR TIME, RHYTHM AND METER

This video focuses on sticking time feels, linear motion and rhythm and meter. Jonathan Mover, a former student of Gary's, makes a special appearance to demonstrate the techniques explained on this video in a fabulous solo performance.

Video (VH0279) $29.95

Sticking Time, Linear Time, Rhythm and Meter

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CDs

Noisy Old Men

Noisy Old Men is out! Features Mick Goodrick (guitar), John Abercrombie (guitar), and Steve Swallow (bass).

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Quintology: Features Bill Pierce (sax), Mick Goodrick (guitar), Jim Stinnett (bass), Gary Chaffee (drums).

Buy it now from summitrecords.com
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