Timing Is Everything: A Systematic Approach to Drum Set
Fundamentals by Jake Burton
|Jake Burton is the
author of the drumming instructional book
Timing is Everything.
Topics in the book include: rudimental
studies, eighth note based grooves, six eight (Blues), shuffles,
fills, eighth and sixteenth based grooves, one handed sixteenth
note grooves, two handed sixteenth note grooves, halftime
shuffles, broken sixteenth grooves, country, disco and dance
grooves, New Orleans grooves, a complete study of Jazz,
Caribbean/Island grooves, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, double bass,
odd time signatures, advanced grooves, chops building exercises,
a study of song forms and soloing concepts, reading text
applications, and more. The book also contains an extensive
glossary of drumming terminology. A CD is included with the
book which demonstrates all of the grooves first at a slow speed
and then at performance speed. It is perfect for complete beginners
and advanced players alike!
Ability Level: ALL
Private drum lessons are offered at these
1) Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, TN
2) Springfield Guitar Company in Springfield, TN
3) Jake's home in Smyrna, TN (limited availability)
- Lessons are one hour in
length and cost $40 per session
- All ages and abilities are
- Areas of study include:
reading music, learning various styles (Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin,
etc.), rudimental studies, performance techniques/concepts, and
- Required materials include a
book (Timing Is Everything), drumsticks, and a practice
pad. A metronome is strongly recommended. Owning a drum
set is not required.
- Checks (payable to Jake
Burton) and cash are accepted. (cash is preferred)
- Lesson fees are to be
prepaid one month at a time.
- Lesson cancellations must be
done 24 hours prior to the lesson. If a 24 hour notice is
not given, the student will be charged for the lesson. To
cancel a lesson, the student/guardian must call or email the
Jake's Private Teaching Studio at Fork's Drum Closet
Online Video Drum Lessons:
Now you can take online drum
lessons in the privacy of your own home via webcam! Webcam drum
lessons are just like having a private teacher in the same room
with you. You can hear and see each other in real time, ask
questions, and learn the material just like you are there in
person. After trying video lessons, many students have
preferred them because they can take the lesson on their own
drumset in the comfort of their own home. Once you pay for your
lesson, a consultation will be set up to discuss what you would
like to cover in your lesson.
For online drum lessons you will need:
- a webcam (they may be purchased for as little as $5 to
$10 on Amazon)
(a free program used for the video lesson)
Call or email if you have any questions or
if you would like to sign up for a video lesson with Jake.
|Click "Buy Now" to purchase your online drum lesson.
To purchase more than one lesson, please call or email and an
invoice will be sent to you for the full amount.
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