Phrasing and Freedom with Brushes is like no other book available. Written by Melbourne drummer Anthony Stanislavski, the reader will gain a comprehensive set of skills including pattern choreography, rudimental application, improvisational material and much more. The book includes 8 fully notated original compositions ranging in styles from swing, latin and funk. Every exercise and tune comes with backing tracks and video demonstrations. A must for anyone wanting to take their brush playing to new heights!Get it here
If you have ever played in a big band, you’ll know how confusing the notation is. With rhythms written above the stave, strange diagonal slashes and notated drum parts that don’t make sense, it can be very difficult to know where to start. Furthermore, for those taking on the style for the first time the genre lacks materials appropriate for beginners. This frustration is where The Beginner’s Guide to Big Band Drumming arose from. Written by Melbourne drummer Anthony Stanislavski, the book addresses the challenges of reading, short and long note orchestrations, saxophone, trumpet, or trombone section figures, ensemble figures and how to tackle rests and fills, turning them into playable phrases that fit stylistically within a piece with well thought out exercises presented in a logical format.Get it here
"I’d been satisfied with my Sibelius skills in scoring all my compositions for over a decade, but as my music began demanding new ways of scoring, I found I was no longer equipped with the necessary notational skills to realise them. A Sibelius skills session with Anthony Stanislavski fixed this! Anthony was fantastic at working through practical solutions with me, and resolving all my Sibelius questions. Highly recommended!"
"As a long-time drummer, the one area of my drumming that I always wanted to develop was big band drumming. Based on Anthony's very effective mini brush lessons on Facebook, I wanted to give his "Beginner's Guide to Big Band Drumming" a try. Well, the verdict is in: Anthony methodically lays out bite-size exercises with various tempo backing tracks that are both fun and very effective. He also has a couple of charts that combine everything learned in these exercises to these big band tunes."
"Anthony is an outstanding drummer and educator. He has been able to help me overcome numerous challenges that I've faced as a professional drummer. Anthony's studio is a great place to get lessons and I always enjoy playing his Le Soprano kit and his great collection of cymbals."
"I recently had Anthony from Stanislavski Music transcribe some drum sheet music. The entire process was extremely professional and I will definitely use Stanislavski Music in the future. The transcriptions were top quality, extremely detailed with all notations 100% accurate. Turn around time was amazing, prices extremely reasonable and Anthony was easy and friendly to deal with. Highly recommend."
Anthony is a Melbourne drummer who loves making music, he regularly performs in rock, jazz, funk, and Irish bands. He has recorded and played with many artists including with Leigh Kernaghan in front of 90,000 people and 5 million television viewers. His professional work has taken him overseas, and right around the country. Some career highlights include the Melbourne Grand Prix performances in 2015 and 2016, live halftime entertainment at the ANZAC day AFL match, and the 'Army in Concert tour' with Guy Sebastian and Marina Prior. Anthony has been a professional musician in the Australian Army Band since 2002 and completed a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2013. He currently teaches at many colleges in Melbourne, directing junior and senior percussion ensembles as well as providing individual tuition for Drum Kit and Keyboard percussion. In between concerts and tours, you can regularly find Anthony at the Paris Cat Jazz Club, and other Melbourne music venues.
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