I’m glad to introduce my new book, a journey through the life, music and drumming style of the legendary Neil Peart.
The conception of Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style comes from the transcription and study of one of his most remarkable works: “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres,” which is the first track on the sixth album Hemispheres (1978) by Rush, where Neil also wrote the lyrics. The rhythmic ideas and grooves inspired me to write an entire book about Neil Peart, his life, musical influences and style.
Through his biography, drum influences, interviews and a photo gallery the reader will be introduced to Neil Peart’s life and drumming style. The drum sheet music for “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” is included, written and notated entirely note-for-note. Every drum part analyzed is accompanied by an audio file.
Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style is intended both for drummers and Rush fans: a guide for all who want to understand the basics of Neil Peart’s drumming, a document to collect, and for the younger generations a way to approach the music of Rush.
The book will be available from January 4 in two print formats, paperback and hardcover, and in an eBook version now available for pre-order. For those who are interested, the drum transcription for Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres will be sold separately.
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Rush: Hemispheres Tour, photo courtesy of Paul Smith – mainlymono.co.uk