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NOISE ORGANIZER

Jeff Salem


HOW TO WRITE A FAST & EASY DRUM CHART

fast and easy drum chart

This week in Toronto we got hammered with some major snow, as well I was hammered with many calls for gigs which is a good thing.

Preparing for these gigs requires time listening to the tunes as we’ll as making charts for myself to use on the gigs.

In the past I have used many different methods to chart tunes, either just a blank piece of paper making a road map or using staff paper with plenty of details. Sometimes I will just write notes on a lead sheet if it is provided from the bandleader. All in all they work but I always wanted to have a better system.

The answer is here. “How To Write A Fast & Easy Drum Chart” Book by Liz Ficalora.

I met Liz a few years ago at PASIC when she presented her clinic on how on use this book. It was incredible and informative. I highly encourage EVERY drummer to pick up her book.

Here is a link to some details about her book.
http://www.easydrumchart.com

http://www.alfred.com/Products/How-to-Write-a-Fast-Easy-Drum-Chart–00-39097.aspx

Here is a link to her website.

http://www.ficaloramusicproductions.com

Liz & I at NAMM 2014
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Enjoy her book and show up on the gig prepared with organized charts.

See you next month.

Jeff Salem A.K.A. Noise Organizer

www.salemdrum.com

www.drumsinu.com

www.jsmusicstudio.com

www.drumkitmethod.com

www.envirodrum.org

www.salemslotthotsauces.com

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