Books


Drumset Duets

By Dom Famularo with Stephane Chamberland
Wizdom Media, distributed by Alfred Publishing

Drumset Duets is the perfect way to make music with another drummer! Containing 100 different 2-bar duets, the book is perfect for teachers to use with students, and for friends to play with each other. Each duet consists of a 2-bars groove A to be played by the first drummer, and a complementary 2-bar groove B to be played by the second drummer. All the patterns have been designed by Dom Famularo and Stephane Chamberland to sound like one great unison groove when played together. The accompanying MP3 disc contains both A and B grooves recorded individually, so that you can practice along with either part, as well as a recorded example of both grooves together. With Drumset Duets, you can develop your groove and start playing cool, musical grooves with your teacher, students, and friends!


The Weaker Side

By Dom Famularo and Stephane Chamberland
Wizdom Media, distributed by Alfred Publishing

This book addresses the age-old challenge faced by every drummer: how to get the weaker hand and foot closer in skill and dexterity to the stronger side. Using a comprehensive step-by-step set of rhythms, this 52-page book is designed to be practiced one page per week, giving an intensive one-year training session to strengthen the weaker side. The stickings and notation are designed to allow easy use by both right-handed and left-handed drummers. Broken triplet and 16th-note patterns, as well as flam patterns, are utilized in the exercises. The Weaker Side will help you take your technique to the next level!


Pedal Control

By Dom Famularo and Joe Bergamini with Stephane Chamberland
Wizdom Media, distributed by Alfred Publishing

With Pedal Control, renowned educators Dom Famularo, Joe Bergamini and Stephane Chamberland have teamed up to bring you a complete method for improving the ability of your feet on the drumset. Unlike many other books, Pedal Control contains extensive information about the actual pedal strokes and techniques used by some of the world's top drummers, in addition to dozens of exercises to build up the ability to use these techniques. The book contains dozens of photographs clearly demonstrating each of the four different pedal techniques discussed, as well as the motions for various other exercises. Also included is an MP3/data disc containing over 200 tracks demonstrating nearly every example in the book, and high quality QuickTime videos showing all the pedal stroke techniques!


Stick Control

By Dom Famularo & Joe Bergamini with Stéphane Chamberland
Wizdom Media, distributed by Alfred Publishing

Steph helped writing the new edition of this number one drum book in the world (See page 4 of the book).  George Lawrence Stone's Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it first in the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving ""control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination,"" with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam triplets and dotted notes, and short roll progressions.


Accents and rebounds

By Dom Famularo & Joe Bergamini with Stéphane Chamberland
Wizdom Media, distributed by Alfred Publishing

Steph helped writing the new edition of this number one drum book in the world. (See page 2 of the book) George Lawrence Stone's Accents and Rebounds, the follow-up to the classic Stick Control, builds on the basics with accent routines and more advanced rhythms to improve the player's finesse and control. This book includes sections on accented eighths, dotted notes, and triplets, as well as rebound control and more. If you are a fan of Stick Control, then this method supplies the perfect next step for your practice routine. This updated edition adds Joe Morello's legendary arrow notation to help students incorporate the motions of the Moeller technique.


Stephane Chamberland's Setup

Mapex Black Panther Drums, Blaster & Velvetone

  • 1. 14 x 5.5” Retrosonic Snare Drum
  • 2. 16 x 14” Floor
  • 3. 12 x 8” Tom
  • 4. 14 x 12” Floor
  • 5. 10 x 7” Tom
  • 6. 18 x 16” Bass Drum

Evans Drumheads

  • UV1, G1 or Calftone on Snare Drums
  • Calftone on tops of Toms
  • J1 Coated on bottoms of all Toms
  • Hazy 300 on bottoms of Snare Drums
  • EQ4 (Coated/Clear) or Calftone on Bass Drum
  • Calftone on front of Bass Drum

Sabian Cymbals

  • A. Sabian Crescent 22” Distressed Ride
  • B. Sabian 14” HH Big and Ugly King Hats
  • C. Sabian 10” AAX Air Splash
  • D. Sabian Crescent 22” Element Ride
  • E. Sabian 16” HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash
  • F. Sabian 22” Custom Shop Flat Ride with an 8” HHX Splash (top)

Shure Microphones

  • Shure Beta-52A for the Bass Drum
  • Shure Beta-98AMP/C for Toms or Beta-27
  • Shure SM-57 or Beta-56A for the Snare Drums
  • Shure KSM-44A/SL or KSM-141, KSM 137/SL as Over Heads
  • Shure In-Ear Monitors P6HW
  • Shure Earphones SE535

PROMARK STICKS & PERCUSSIONS

Steph uses Promark Sticks and all Gonbops Bells and Percussions.

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