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Time-Keepers Vol.1: The Fundamentals in 1/8th Notes

Time-Keepers-(Cover)Time-Keepers is a step-by-step guide designed to teach anyone a complete musical foundation on the drum set. Each lesson gives you a complete understanding of rhythms, notation, musical concepts and how these apply to the drummer. Inside is a vocabulary of grooves and fills to play, as well as instructions on practicing them effectively and along to music. Time-Keepers is designed for drummers at beginner and intermediate levels. You will learn how to:

  • Play the drums with good technique
  • Develop a musical vocabulary of grooves and fills
  • Listen to music you like and learn to play it
  • Read musical notation from exercises to entire songs
  • Improvise creatively and with confidence

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What Pros Say About Time-Keepers

I am 100% behind Time-Keepers. It focuses on subject matter that is paramount to those wishing to advance not only as a drummer, but more importantly as a musician. Much respect.

– Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck/Suzie McNeil)

This is a great book! Meat & Potatoes. All killer, no filler. It’s the book that every beginning student should have. Thanks Kevin, for giving students what they want and teachers an easy and concise way to give it to ‘em.

– John M. Wicks (Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Fitz & The Tantrums)

This book is hands down the best one I’ve come across that conveys the most basic and important aspects of the fundamentals of drumming. A must for all.

Jeff Luciani (The Dears)

From it’s opening, Time-Keepers is incredibly complete, relevant and full of useful content. Kevin has created a masterpiece that can easily stand it’s ground among the top quality literature already available on this subject.

Max Senitt (Alex Cuba)

Time-Keepers covers all the basics in a focused and fun way. It’s also a great book for students who are advanced, have started to develop their drumming vocabulary but don’t understanding what they are playing. I’m positive ANY drummer will have a new vocabulary and a higher confidence level after working through Time-Keepers.

– Flavio Cirillo (Hannah Georgas, Hail The Villain, Bif Naked)

Time-Keepers is full of practical exercises that will get you playing along to songs right away, while providing an understanding of the theory and concepts behind what you’re playing. A must have for anyone thinking about picking up some sticks!

– Mike Sleath (Alyssa Reid, Jesse Labelle)

Book Available at select stores:

Long & McQuade
(select GTA locations)

Soul Drums
5295 Yonge St. Toronto, ON
(416) 225-5295

Gear Music
324 Kerr St, Oakville, ON
(905) 339-3515