You can download the app and see all notations for free! (that's what I've done) and a few rhythms have playback enabled, as a demo. If you want playback for other rhythms, you must pay:the kid wrote: I wonder is it cheaper than Michi's ibook
michi's book is an incredible resource for anyone wanting to learn how to skin drums. in my 14 years of playing and owning many drums with many different skins, i've only had someone else skin a drum for me 2x and that's because i bought them with skins. i had learned alot through trial and error over the years and was set in my ways. but when michi's book came a long, i definitely learned a few new tricks and other ways to streamline the process a bit.michi wrote:Not sure how that relates to the topic.the kid wrote:I wonder is it cheaper than Michi's ibook
Are you suggesting my book is too expensive?
Hmmm… The cost of getting a drum re-skinned is around $130-$150. The book costs $24.99. If you buy the book plus a skin, that will set you back something like $60. So, if you learn how to re-skin from the book and do it only once, you still come out ahead $70-$90.Was just thinking of it lately and seen the price and was like it's a bit much considering there is no major publishing costs. I mean i know hours of your time is worth a lot but there is a labor of love which can be shared as well.
No way, please don't, even though you don't really do here. There shouldn't be any discussion about this. Giving your book away for cheap does send the wrong signal. Many people think it's not worth much, then. That's the reason why I did stop giving trial lessons for free. My experience is that it attracts the wrong kind of people. When they pay for the lesson, they usually do think it's worth more. They are even more grateful. $24.99 is just what you can expect for a manual on the book market. I think you did show in countless help-advice posts on this forum that you do these things just out of love for the music and culture.michi wrote: If that's not enough of a labor of love, I apologise.
I bought a copy of it when it first came out. It's a great book!djembefeeling wrote:I did talk to Marteen Schepers once, who wrote the book Rythmes de Guinée : Dunumbas, solos djembé et batterie.
Same here. When I started writing (this was my third book), I knew that there was zero chance of ever getting anything like a reasonably hourly rate in return. The topic is far too narrow for that to happen. And I didn't mind. I wrote the book because I wanted to, not to pay any bills. Still, that doesn't mean that I have to give it away for free. For people who are genuinely interested in the topic, it's well worth the asking price. (Pretty much everyone who ever bought a copy is very happy with the quality and usefulness; I've received a ton of complimentary feedback.)djembefeeling wrote:He told me that you can never expect to get the work paid that you put into a book on this exotic topic. He knew that beforehand.
No problem. Unless you have written a book and taken it all the way through the publishing process, you will have no idea how much work is involved. It's insane, basically, at least if you want to create something professional.the kid wrote:I was wrong
Just curious, did his book get too little attention, or did it get bad attention?djembefeeling wrote: I did talk to Marteen Schepers once, who wrote the book Rythmes de Guinée : Dunumbas, solos djembé et batterie. He told me that you can never expect to get the work paid that you put into a book on this exotic topic. He knew that beforehand. But considering the work done (especially those countless hours of editing) and the attention his book got, he would not do it again. So people, lets charish those who do this gruesome work and get special knowledge out for everyone!