‘When in Doubt, Roll!’ is now up at Foruli Classics, paperback at £ ($25), and signed hardback in an edition of only 50 copies at £ Bill Bruford: When In Doubt Roll! (Drums, Bill Bruford, Hal Leonard, Books, , HLE) en-GB. When In Doubt, Roll! by Bill Bruford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Will usually dispatch within 2 working days of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. Shawn Persinger rated it liked it Jul 06, An item that has been previously used. Love me some Bill! Critics from the keep-rock-dumb school would probably say Bill Bruford is too clever by half an exaggeration – Bruford claims the figure is closer to It seems to me there are a lot of things wrong with drum clinics: Sans marked it as to-read Sep 30, Personally I find intelligence an attractive quality, and this book oozes it.

The belated realisation that your career has already peaked in the whne terms of the market at least at the age of 23 can’t be good for long-term morale.

As well as being an excellent and entertaining read, it’s a terrific analytical work which gives great insight into the psychology of performing, recording, band membership and band-leading. It contains transcriptions for eighteen of his songs covering his period with Yes until his album “Flags”, with Patrick Morazeach one preceded by thoughtful discussion of the tune, that period of his career, how he dealt with new musical ideas and technology, etc.


He is so calm when he plays.

Some chapters also include simpler exercises that go beyond the standard canon of drumming practice. Discussion in ‘ General ‘ started by davidaholmesSep 20, The commentary is underpinned by a relentless, ongoing critique of the horrid quagmire bill is or was the music business.

Sep 21, 6. Talk about finding your niche.

Bill Bruford – When in Doubt, Roll

While I do own a drum set now I can’t really say I’m a drummer yetI should add that I have bought this way before. Later Ropl came to understand some of the pressure he was under, much of it self-imposed. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Report item – opens in a new window or tab. While I never claimed to be blazing an original path of musical independence, it’s good to know that Bruford has been the drum major for that band for quite some time.

Yet another problem is that drum clinic audiences, confronted with their hero at close quarters, become so nervous and tongue-tied that the drummer’s cheerful “any questions? Lately, that’s my only method of reading.

Back to home page Return to top. Drew Pepper marked it as to-read Dec 31, Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. bruforc

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Being able to see yourself as others do is admirable, but the habit of self-observation can lead to painful self-consciousness; one can only sympathise with Bill’s predicament when he writes “My self-awareness at the drumset is reaching epic proportions. Dave rated it really liked it Apr 12, Though Bill took this in good rol and gave several logical reasons for his decision, I still came away feeling puzzled why he, or indeed anyone, would voluntarily retire from a pursuit which can bring so much pleasure and satisfaction.


Jun ln, Jorge rated it really liked it. Studio tensions contributed to Bill hankering after a simpler life in which a band plays a concert, somebody records it and bingo! It’s a lonely gig. There are 1 items available. If the overdubber was feeling particularly sensitive and there are few organisms as thin-skinned as an improvising musician in a recording studioBill’s gentle reminders might be mistaken for the sound of a whip cracking, and that occasionally caused friction.

It was from Bruford that I learned that there are two types of musicians: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Chris marked it as to-read Nov 20, Lists with This Book. Back to home page. Watch list is full. At one point he mentions his perspective on older material and it was something like “That was me at that specific time playing what I could at that specific level of experience”.

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