The first publication of its kind, Body Beats is an exciting and comprehensive approach to the popular art of contemporary body drumming. Author Bob Stoloff gets right to the heart of fundamental body drumming techniques using his unique Tap-Slap-N-Thump method. This book is easy to learn and has everything you need to know from basic hand patterns to specific jazz, pop, funk and Latin drum beats. If you love rhythm this is the book for you!Associate Professor Bob Stoloff is currently the Assistant Chair of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Bob is a distinguished guest conductor, clinician and choir/big band/combo adjudicator of jazz festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His unique and comprehensive workshops include traditional seat singing, spontaneous group improvisation vocal/body percussion. Bob has three publications entitled 'Scat! Vocal Improvisation Techniques', 'Blues Scatitudes' (Gerard/Sarzin) and 'Body Beats' (Advance Music).