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Messin’ Wid Da Bull Combo Pack

Messin' Wid Da Bull, the second book and play-along CD combo pack in Hudson Music's Turn It Up & Lay It Down series, provides drummers with a new twist on the age old question "What do you get when you mess with the bull?" by offering the musical answer: "You get the horns!" The fun and challenging new play-along package features 13 original compositions and professionally recorded tracks- minus drums- that pay homage to the great horn bands of the '70s, like Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Average White Band and others.

Throughout Messin' Wid Da Bull, internationally recognized drummer, author and educator Jeff Salem provides a comprehensive look at how to approach funk-style grooves, fills and setting up horn figures. The book presents Easy, Intermediate and Advanced suggestions for grooves and fills as well as fully transcribed charts and abbreviated road maps. And, as a bonus, the book contains access codes to a special area of www.hudsonmusic.com, where players can hear Jeff demonstrate various grooves and fills from the book. The free bonus MP3s are downloadable to computers, iPods and other MP3 devices and, when used in combination, the book, companion CD and online tracks provide a complete, integrated way for drummers to improve their playing and understanding of this popular style.

Download samples from the book/cd:

Trump Tower - MP3 (play-along)
Trump Tower - PDF (exercises & chart)

The Messin' Wid Da Bull Combo Pack carries a suggested retail price of $24.95 and is available at leading drum shops, music stores and online here at the Drummer Cafe!