Dave Black

112 – Writing the best selling drum method book of all time and advice on how to self-publish your own book, with Dave Black

In this podcast I talk to Dave Black who aside from his impressive performance career, has been on the publishing side of the drum/music business for over 30 years.  Dave is not only the percussion acquisition editor at Alfred Music, but has also authored over 60 titles, many of which have been performed and recorded, including the best selling drum method book of all time – Alfred’s Beginning Drumset Method .  Dave broke new ground in the drum book publishing industry by offering the first book with a VHS tape and play-along tracks to accompany this method books, which had never been done before.

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” – Michael Altshuler

In this podcast you’ll hear Dave Black Talk about:

  • His background and who he’s worked with
  • The development of Alfred’s Beginning Drumset Method
  • His 30 year tenure at Alfred
  • Advice for writing your own drum method book
  • How to “self-publish” your own book and gain attention from larger production houses like Alfred, Warner Brothers, Hal Leonard, etc
  • The changes in the publishing business
  • Much much more

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