The award winning wind, brass and percussion tutor series. Learn As You Play provides everything you need from the first lesson upwards. A well structured course of exercises, studies and pieces ensures a good grounding in technique and musicianship.
LAYP Drums teaches pop, rock, latin and swing styles and many concert pieces are compatible with LAYP Tuned Percussion and Timpani book, so you can play duos, trios or larger ensembles.
This cassette provides demonstrations of the pieces and exercises and backing tracks for pieces in both LAYP Drums and Tuned Percussion and Timpani.
Together, the two books can make the absolute beginner into an all-round drummer.
"Chris Barron has made a wonderful contribution to percussion education. The whole package is tremendously attractive for teachers and pupils to work from" (Evelyn Glennie).
""This 96-minute cassette will demonstrate rhythms and exercises from the book and, most usefully, isolates the drums in the left hand stereo channel. Hence the drums may be taken out of the mix to be replaced by sounds of your own playing, or boosted to allow for greater concentration on Barron's own beats."
Rhythm, February 1992
"Christine Barron's 'Learn as you play' books on drums and tuned percussion and timpani are excellent. And now they're even better because there's an audio cassette available ... The pieces and exercises in the books are demonstrated by professional musicians. Every new rhythm, fill-in and rudiment is there to ensure you are playing it correctly and at the right tempo. To make it even more enjoyable, all the pop beats, fill-ins and concert pieces are recorded with attractive accompaniments. Learning is now relatively easy, painless, enjoyable and fast."
Premier Percussion News, May 1992"