Erik Egol


A Guide to Rhythmic Freedom

(8 customer reviews)

Original price was: $39.99.Current price is: $24.99.

Designed for beginners through advanced drum students, and a gold mine for teachers, A Guide To Rhythmic Freedom by Erik Egol is a drum & percussion method book focused on Rhythmic Vocabulary, Stylistic Application Styles and Stickings. A musical dictionary of rhythm and its application in percussion performance, Rhythmic Freedom includes complete rhythmic, sticking and accent vocabulary for all subdivisions from whole-notes to septuplets and time signatures 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 7/4, 3/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8. Over 175 drum set applications for basic time keeping, rock, funk, country, blues, jazz, metal, Latin, Afro-Cuban, reggae, EDM, polyrhythms, odd-meter, tuplets and more. In-depth stickings section with variations and exercises for using and mastering singles, doubles, right-hand-lead, paradiddles, odd# diddles (3’s, 5’s, 7’s).


8 reviews for A Guide to Rhythmic Freedom

  1. Brady

    This book is a perfect extension of Erik’s lessons while also being a fantastic stand alone guide. Erik’s ability to break down rhythm, application, and limb independence in a way that anyone can understand sets this book apart from others. It’s a tremendous guide for beginners and experts alike.

  2. Ron Schulman

    Erik’s book will prove to be the most unique drum book in years. The exercises build in a logical way that can get you from beginner to professional. The exercises are focused with a myriad of sticking combinations to expand your drumming vocabulary. Rhythmic Freedom also offers additional combinations of paradiddles which is equivalent to having another another book. Fantastic book.

  3. David Esau

    Amazing drum book that combines Stick Control, Patterns, and many more plus Erik’s magic touch that will significantly help you improve your drum reading and playing skills.

  4. William Szwec

    I LOVE it. Ive used it in almost every single one of my lessons. The pages with vocabulary/sticking/HoF/ exercises are sooooo useful for the students learning what a time signature tells us. Like ive basically been using it to help me get an idea of what my students DONT know in relation to what they CAN play so we can fill in the gaps. It’s amazing!

  5. Jimmy Reid (verified owner)

    I have had this book a little over a month. I teach at a local Mom n Pop music store where I live. I have introduced parts of the content to some of my students. Namely the *Stickings section. Honestly, it is worth its price on this section alone. The paradiddle family section with all the combinations has been a breakthrough for some of my younger students. In this section he is using various paradiddles in sequence to make 2 measures of 16th notes.. the listing of these combinations are are just numbers, I.e., 4446446 ( it’s 3 paradiddles followed by a double paradiddle followed by 2 paradiddles folllowed by 1 more paradiddle. By just looking at the 4446446 my students are playing these.. I sort of think of this as a *Rote manner of learning this.. and it has worked very well.. this is just from a few pages from the book.. so the book I’d say is more than complete.. just a quick flip through upon opening it will reveal this.. I do highly recommend Erik’s book for any serious drumming student that is serious in wanting to improve his/her drum set vocabulary and it is a great teachers aid for sure..

  6. Nathan St. Germain

    A Guide to Rhythmic Freedom is an essential addition to any drummers library. It is thorough, focused and creative. If you are interested in taking your playing to the next level or looking for the right place to start, look no further.

  7. Ron Riddle

    “A Guide To Rhythmic Freedom” is an extremely detailed comprehensive study for all levels and styles of playing. It should be a mainstay in the drumming repertoire for all educators and students. Great work Erik!

  8. Anas Shahzad

    A Guide To Rhythmic Freedom” is an extremely detailed comprehensive study for all levels and styles of playing.

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