I have almost 60 years of experience, but I found this book enjoyable and helpful. One of the problems many musicians have is rhythm. This book is a fantastic resource to help you improve your rhythm.
• Unleash your inner artist • Master essential skills and rock-star technique • Learn to read music like a pro
Become a stronger musician and hone your talent with this must-have guide that every artist will want at their side.
Want a music tutor who has really been there, out on that stage, and has experience performing from Nashville to Perth?
Meet your instructor, Frank Cianfagna…
In this masterwork of music, your new teacher will cover everything from the essential basics to theory that will make you a stronger musician, including, but not limited to, the following topics:
• Understanding subdivision and its practice • Taking your reading skills to the next level • The relationship between timing and note placement • Executing accurate, creative patterns and how to apply them to the drum set
5 Star Readers Favourite Full Review:
It never hurts to go back to the basics. Vince Lombardi told the Green Bay Packers, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” Of course, they knew that. They were, after all, professional football players. Frank Cianfagna takes this approach to help musicians become better players. In The Stronger Musician: A Drummer’s Guide to Creative Control, Frank shares the basics in a fun and educational way. I started playing the recorder in the 3rd grade. This was the instrument schools used to teach children the basics of music. In 1964, I graduated to playing the trombone. I have almost 60 years of experience, but I found this book enjoyable and helpful. One of the problems many musicians have is rhythm. This book is a fantastic resource to help you improve your rhythm.
Understanding rhythmic phrasing and musicality will improve your musical ability, whether you are a beginner or a professional. Frank Cianfagna has years of experience as a professional musician. He is a drummer, so he writes with the drummer in mind. However, the knowledge gained in The Stronger Musician: A Drummer’s Guide to Creative Control benefits all musicians. Many beginner musicians don’t understand the importance of rhythm. I remember spending endless hours learning to count beats. I did it by rote. Frank makes learning fun. I highly recommend this book to all who play any type of instrument. Even after mastering the basics, it is always wise to go back and review. Repetition is the mucilage of memory. Learn to practice until you reach perfection, then practice some more. This book will make your practice fun.
Frank Cianfagna began learning drums at the age of twelve, inspired by a relative’s drum kit hidden in the garage. From a young age, listening to his favourite bands, he knew that playing music was his calling. He began learning drums under formal private tuition for fi ve years, before playing in his fi rst band at age sixteen.
Over the next few years, he began gigging frequently with more accomplished bands as his reputation as a performer began to grow. By mid-twenties, he became a pro-active contributor to the Perth music scene, playing in some of Perth’s best cover bands and touring around Australia. In 2014, he moved to America where he completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. For Frank, it was a dream come true and a great platform for growth as a musician.
After graduating in 2018, he moved to Nashville where he landed an artist gig performing with up-and-coming country artist Tyler Resch. In late 2019, Frank returned to Perth where he continues to freelance and teach music.
Frnak’s new book is about drumming for beginners – The Stronger Musician is easy to read and follow for beginners and advanced musicians.