From the desk of Elizabeth Ficalora
Tuesday, 10:28 a.m.
Dear Fellow Drummer,
My name is Liz Ficalora,--Berklee graduate, PASIC Master Class Clinician 2011, Remo and Vic Firth Artist Endorsement, teacher and working professional drummer, percussionist in Nashville, TN. And I have a question...
Has this ever happened to you?
Have you ever gotten a call at the last minute for a fill in gig that you needed to write drum charts for…
…and the gig starts in an hour?
Or you landed a job with the hottest road band in town, that is leaving for Chicago in 2 weeks! and the guitar player hands you a stack of CD’s with 97 songs that you have to know perfectly…
If you've faced a situation like this, then...
you'll be very excited to hear about an incredible
How To Book that I'm about to share with you!
Announcing the release of
"How To Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart."
A simple how to method to Writing Drum Music for cover and original songs.
Written exclusively for Drummers
"How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart"
"People gladly pay me $65.00 per hour to personally help them write a drum chart...
... and I'm the best person to help YOU!"
I am the originator of this method and am the only one teaching it.
It was developed out of a need to write a song chart fast and that it would be easy to read every time I had to use it.
Other drummers may use a similar technique but what makes this method stand out from the rest is…
… the fact that I wrote it down and created a simple step-by-step system.
This method is needed for the working musician and is not available anywhere else in an easy to use form.
And I'm proud of my accomplishments -- but I'm not telling you all of this to brag, but to show you that my system is...
Industry Tested in "Music City, USA"--Nashville, TN And is Being Used by Session and Touring Drummers Every Day...
and they tell me this method is a must have for all working drummers!
What Professionals Are Saying About
“How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart”
“Why didn’t I think of this? What a simple and easy method”
“I never thought of writing charts that way”
(and in case you’re wondering, yes, they did purchase my method right away.)
Endorsed by Louie Bellson
How to Write a Fast & Easy Drum Chart is useful and uncomplicated yet musically correct. I recommend it for all drummers, whether they think they are composers or not. Because, in reality, we are!
Back in 1994, I was working 40-hour week at a disgusting day job, living in a small apartment.
I was running a local band that was not working much and not getting along with the guitarist on top of that.
And then it occurred to me...
Why not move to Nashville and be a little closer to the music industry and get into a real road band? So, I packed up my apartment, drums and cooking gear and headed 1300 miles to Nashville, TN. In two days I got an apartment.
Six weeks later I got an audition for a country road band and they hired me two hours after the audition.
While I was still on a high they handed me 97 songs on 6 cassette tapes and said learn all the songs in order, copy exactly like the record and we are leaving for Chicago in two weeks so be ready!
Right then and there I knew...
IF YOU WANT TO BE A WORKING DRUMMER,
YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO CHART!
So over the two weeks I developed a fast, clear and easy charting method that I could read at every gig and play without making a mistake.
TODAY I am making that method available to you.
Believe me; I’ve been in the EXACT same spot where you may be in right now…
…As you saw, I was the drummer that got the last minute gig and the one who landed the road show that was leaving in two weeks.
Sure, I was happy to have a job, but as you can imagine!
I didn't have time to write out all the measures of drum notation.
I knew I didn’t have time to write out or find the Nashville Number System charts (and if you've ever worked with those charts, you know that they are not even written with a drummer in mind anyway.)
I had to think and act quickly to develop a method so I could write a chart real fast and be able to read clearly and accurately at every club gig.
"With a bit of help, absolutely anyone can write a drum chart...
... without reading bar after bar of music and play the song EXACTLY like the record"
This charting system is a simple 12 step guide to writing a drum chart for cover and original material.
It was designed to help develop the techniques needed to write a simple and clear drum chart so it can be played accurately every time.
It is THE method to use if you are in a situation where you have to play in an hour and a drum chart it not available.
After reading this method you will be able to write a simple drum chart, for cover and original material.
Drummers and composers alike will benefit from my “real world” experience and learn the difference between simple book knowledge and actual road tested wisdom.
"My method is the best and easiest way to start writing a drum chart...
... and that is why I have decided to share this method with YOU!"
"Discover how to write a simple, easy drum chart faster then you ever thought, using very little drum notation.
... and how you can start learing the method in the next three minutes!"
Once you download your copy for $12.99 of my exclusive drum charting system which I've called "How To Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart "
you'll discover EXACTLY what you need to do to get started making drum charts right away!
If you've got $15.99 for the hard copy or $12.99 for the instant download
and the time it takes to read a few pages of
no-filler information, you'll have the tools you need to
tackle any drumming job with confidence.
But wait there is more!!
For less than the cost of one cymbal stand, you will get the knowledge and tools to write perfect drum charts that will get you the big money gigs.
I normally teach this course for $65.00 an hour. Now I am making it available to you for a fraction of that price and include 2 bonuses and the monthly Drummers Boot Camp showing you how to promote yourself and get more work.
"You literally have NOTHING to lose
when you try my system"
My IRON CLAD, Guarantee: Take one full year to examine and use this system. That's right. You have 365 days to put these valuable lessons to work in your own career. Once you've used these strategies in your own drumming, I'm confident you'll NEVER want to send it back!
Thanks for your interest and keep drumming!!
Session Drummer, Clinician, Teacher, Producer ,Engineer, Composer
P.S. I want to be crystal clear about this... remember that this is not some cheesy thrown-together document cut-and-pasted from “teachers” who don't even know what they're talking about - this course is assembled by a working drummer and producer and every part of it has been studio and road tested and PROVEN to work!
P.P.S. This method will allow you to work ANY gig (and any band-mate) and make it go smooth as glass.
P.P.P.S. Remember that you have one full year to put these techniques into practice, so you have nothing to lose (except more stress!)
P.P.P.P.S. BONUS ITEM: If you’re still not convinced, so you can see what type of valuable, one-of-a-kind information you will get,
I have made Step #1 available to you ABSOLUTELY FREE!
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How ANY Drummer
Can Write A Simple Drum Chart
Without Writing out Bar After Bar of Notation and Still Play the Song
EXACTLY Like the Recording--Every Time!"
If You Are A Working Drummer, Returning Drummer or a Drummer Whois Ready to Go Pro,
You Can Make Your Gigs and Sessions go smoothly....And I GUARANTEE
You Will Never Miss an Accent or Fill Again!
54 Track CD Included
1 Play Along Track
15 Charts of
My Favorite Mistake
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Peaceful Easy Feeling
To use at your gigs and more......
"Liz Ficalora's new book, 'How To Write a Fast And Easy Drum Chart Book 2' will help students in understanding the various parts of a tune and how they can quickly put together a chart that indicates all the basic information that they will need when performing. Most contemporary rock and pop tunes are relatively simply in design and using Liz's method will help you to get everything right the first time. This method will be especially handy for students with limited reading ability. Definitely worth checking out.
Clinician, Teacher, Author
" How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart"
Covers Techniques in:
How To Chart Out The Song Form
How To Determine The Feel Of The Song
How To Determine the Time Signature
The Basic and Advanced Snare Drum and Bass Drum
Patterns That Are Used The Most
How to Identify and Write Simple Drum Notation for Your Songs
Organizing Your Materials
Techniques to Counting the Band In
This Book Includes:
Drum Charts that use the Basic and Advanced Time Feels
12 Step Easy Method to Writing a Drum Chart for Cover
or Original Music Table of Contents
CD with 54 tracks of Basic and Advanced Drum Patterns
1 Original Song Tracks to Chart and Play Along.
15 Drum Charts of Popular and Current Music using Basic and
Advanced Drum Patterns Song List
4 Pages of Notated Basic an Advanced Feel Drum Patterns
to listen, practice and learn.
3 Different Blank Chart For Copying
I will show you in detail EXACTLY how to write charts and the precise step-by-step method you need to follow to make charting work for YOU!
With this book you will learn simple and easy to understand techniques on how to create a drum chart fast and accurately to make you shine at an audition and land jobs all by capitalizing on:
How to Chart Out the Song Form
Determine the Time Signature and Tempo of the Song
Basic and Advanced Time Patterns
How to Write Out Song Introductions and Pick-ups
Bass Drum and Snare Drum Patterns that as Used the Most
How to Write out Fills and Accents
How To Count the Band In
How to Get Ready for the Rehearsal
How to Organizing Your Charts
for all the Bands You Work With
How to Write out a Medley
Endorsed by Gary Chaffee
"How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart" The title says it all. This is a
brilliant piece of work that is a necessity to drummers of all levels. Liz
explains her method to writing a simple and effective chart in a clear and concise manner. These chart writing skills will not only benefit yourself
but the entire band as well.
A great system for putting together effective and useful charts. Much faster than anything I’ve ever used. This charting system works well and is easy to learn.
Liz’s system cuts the time and hassle out of learning new songs. Awesome!
Celine Dion/Roch Voisine/Sass Jordan/Aldo Nova
Your method of charting is very easy to use and easier to follow than number charts.
Keepin' the Rhythm,
Professional Drummer and Session Player
Your charting system is KILLER!!! It really makes it much easier to get the chart written up, and even easier to read! I've been handed 26 tunes, many of which are originals, for this new group, and I'm charting and reading faster than I ever have before!
Good for you!!! Only wish I'd thought of this myself...Ya know...Music notation pads are for "Writing Music"...but, your stuff is truly a "CHART" What is should be!
Feel free to use any or all of my note in your ads.....
All the best, Paisano!!!
Big Mama Thornton, The Bernie Pearl Band, Dr. John, Albert King, Long Gone Miles, Curtis Tillman, Taj Mahal & Chuck Berry.
"Liz's system is presented in a concise and well organized manner.
Although every drummer has their own approach to this necessary and
invaluable skill; Liz's approach is a great introduction to the steps
needed to get started. The playing examples are clean and well recorded
and the methodical layout of the book makes learning 'fast and easy'!
"Nothing complicated about this book. Easy to use and easy to understand. It is a great tool for teaching young musician's about musical form and the perfect guide to quick chart writing."
Professor of Music, Director of Percussion Studies, Middle Tennessee State University
This is an amazing book for beginners or life long drummers. It is so easy to comprehend, and it makes drumming fun and easy to learn.
Student, Brentwood, Tenn.
Tried the system yesterday and it is great! Terrific to see a visual of the whole song on one half a page. Also showed my teacher and he loved it - said it was very "clean".
I look forward to working with your approach more and may have some questions.
Thank you for taking the time to document it!!
"Liz Ficalora's book has been a great asset to my teaching repertoire. I personally use it with my student's and discuss during drum clinics, how this book works and benefits the drummer. This book has helped me greatly in preparing for work and just getting better at writing and reading music as well."
"How To Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart" is a must have in your collection, CHECK IT OUT!!!
Session Player and Teacher
"This system of charting is very effective"
If your looking for a way to learn songs quickly with minimal hassle
this is it...
charting out your parts is a skill that WILL GET YOU GIGS!
I have 35 years of professional experience as a working drummer and I am always working.
I have years of road band experience, where I had to chart 100's songs to keep working and making great money.
Over 1000 drummers are coming to my websites every single month, to take advantage of my proven method. In fact, I have over 100's of people recommending this method to people just like you.
I have session and working drummers, thanking me for teaching them this method because they chart so fast their sessions go real fast and smooth so they can make more money.
This method does not involve reading bar after bar of music, but allows you to listen to the music and capture the feel while still following the form, playing the fills and hitting the accents of the song perfectly!
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Finding your book on Amazon was like being thrown a lifeline while sinking in quicksand!
As a new drummer, I had been trying to find country music charts in order to see "how they do it" - hard to find. Until I discovered your book, "How to Write a Fast & Easy Drum Chart". Boy, can you ever communicate in a helpful way!
I'm a retired guy who is working on a highly aspirational "Bucket List". Since November 2012, I've been working very diligently on learning how to play the drums in the context of country music. You seem to be the God-send that I've been looking for.
Thank you so much for taking the time to follow your dreams, creating the F&E Drum Chart, writing the book, and so effectively teaching me and scores of others how to play better drums.
Your latest and greatest fan,
Liz's quick and easy method of writing drum charts has helped my drumming immensely. It's a sensible and efficient way to keep track of song arrangements. The process is a natural extension of her simple to follow teaching style,
Great job, Liz
Mount Juliet, Tenn.
" This book really opened new ways to write out the drum chart fast . "
" I ' ve saved lot's of time in sessions using this method . "
" My students have really enjoyed Liz ' s method . "