“This book is a must-read for all aspiring musicians.” –Bassist, producer, and musical director Rickey Minor
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for learning how tune your chops to pop, R&B, and gospel drumming! This unique book/video/audio combo is the ultimate guide to developing grooves, improvisation, and technical mastery within modern music styles and settings. Chris Johnson has been one of the top in-demand drummers in the music industry for the last 20 years. His recording and touring credits range from pop icons such as Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna to R&B singers Patti LaBelle, Mya, Lalah Hathaway, and Fantasia along with gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Norman Hutchins, and Beverly Crawford. In this book, Chris gives advice for playing techniques and approaches, and sharing of experiences of playing in both live performances and studio sessions. In addition to Chris's insights and instruction, the accompanying videos and audio tracks showcase Chris playing to pop hits along with original music and arrangements played by his band. We've even included bonus material featuring interviews with other industry professionals! The three-plus hours of video content is accessed online using the unique code in each book.