Book and CD

Stick Figures cover

"Stick Figures" - a 132 page book and companion CD showcasing the art of drumming. Featuring some of Australia's most famous drummers. Compiled by well-known Melbourne percussionist and educator, David Hicks.

Informative and instructional, "Stick Figures" enables the percussion student to advance their skills and add flair to take their drumming to a new level.

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Learn

  • Pick up tips for improving your performance;
  • Learn from The Best;
  • How to develop drum parts which enhance the song;
  • How you can maintain your best performance under pressure;
  • Learn tips to lay out your drum kit;
  • Increasing sound choices in your equipment setup.

Featured drummers

  • Stewart Speer - Max Merritt & The Meteors
  • Mark Kennedy - Spectrum
  • Darryn Farrugia - Hey, Hey it's Saturday
  • Graham Morgan - The Most Recorded Drummer in Australian History
  • Andrew Gander - Benders
  • Gordon Rytmeister - Don Burrows Quartet
  • John Watson - Australian Crawl

Drummer insights

Each drummer has a chapter featuring:

  • Biography and interviews with photos;
  • Transcriptions and analysis, with exact CD locations of examples;
  • Insights from the drummer's perspective;
  • Equipment details including drum kit setups;
  • Discography.

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Samples

Darryn Farrugia

Darryn Farrugia

Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy

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Reviews

Dom Famularo

I think this is excellent! Well put together with all the bio and educational stuff! There is so much here to learn from and be inspired! I have always been very moved by the Australian drummers. It is humbling to hear them all. Now the world gets to hear! ...some really great music. The variety is HUGE! I play this all the time in my car!

Australian Musician Magazine

informative background information, drum set ups and interview snippets on each musician. CD enabling the reader to dissect transcriptions, and hear just why these musicians are held in such high regard essential reading for anyone even vaguely into the art of drumming.

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David Hicks

David Hicks

Well-known Melbourne percussionist and educator, has brought together seven of Australia's top drummers for this close-up look at their work in recording studios.

Also by David Hicks

Air Shot

Air Shot

"Air Shot" is a solo for 5-piece drum kit, based on the stylings of two songs by English drummer / composer / vocalist Phil Collins - "Behind the Lines" and "In the Air Tonight".

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