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Carmine Appice - Realistic Drum Fills: ReplacementsIn Realistic Drum Fills: Replacements book/MP3 disc package, rock drum legend Carmine Appice shows you how to play exciting and powerful drum fills like the pros, using a systematic method of replacing certain notes in the 16th or triplet flow with bass drum strokes. By using this book, drummers can learn how to incorporate the bass drums into their fills, thereby creating a complete professional vocabulary of cool, effective ideas to use in rock and other styles.

Using the same award-winning approach and notation method as Realistic Rock, the patterns contained in the book start with 8th notes and progress to 16th notes and triplets, with the rhythms split between the hands and feet. The fills are then expanded to include mixed stickings and accents, and are orchestrated around the kit.

The included MP3 disc contains audio examples of many of the patterns in the book performed by Hudson’s own Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini, as well as video footage of Carmine in live performance, showing how he applies these concepts.

"Hudson is thrilled to be teaming up with Carmine, who is a legend not only as a performer but as an educator," says Hudson Music Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini. "As someone who has studied and taught from Realistic Rock for years, I can tell all drummers that this book takes those same classic concepts and applies them to creating cool drum fills. Beginner and intermediate level drummers will especially love this package, because it will get them playing professional-sounding fills right away!"

"I am really excited about this book," says Carmine, "I have had some students going through it already, and they love it—and it works!"

Carmine Appice's Realistic Drum Fills is available online today ... through the Drummer Cafe.