‘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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Chris marked it as to-read Nov 20, Lists with This Book. Please enter a valid postcode. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yet another problem is that drum clinic audiences, confronted with their hero at close quarters, become bilp nervous and tongue-tied that the drummer’s cheerful “any questions? Learn More – opens in a new window or tab.

Back to home page. Bruford’s “When In Doubt, Roll! Report xoubt – opens in a new window or tab. The seller won’t accept returns for this item. He is so calm when he plays. I haven’t found this bit of great news anywhere else in the forums, so it’s worth mentioning Whatever the public and critics may think, the only real obligation of a musician is to play the music that makes them smile.

One welcome departure from the general gloom is an account of an improvised piano-and-drums concert with Michiel Borstlap at the Purcell Room, a storming gig in which Bill manages to throw off his demons and enjoy himself.

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Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Big Bang Theory To digress a little, if I had the luxury of being able to plan a career trajectory in advance, I wouldn’t choose to start off with a great and conspicuous success – that peak would be better placed somewhere near the middle, giving your legs plenty of time to adjust to the climb up and equally strenuous clamber brufordd. 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.


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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 Please do not reprint, upload or share without permission. Dave rated it really liked it Apr 12, Although it didn’t work for football boss Alex Ferguson who retired in and soon thought better of itthere’s something to be said for quitting while you’re ahead. It contains transcriptions for eighteen of his songs covering his period with Yes until his album “Flags” Bill Bruford is not only an outstanding musician, but also an outstanding writer.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Second, the drum world’s simple-minded obsession with technique makes all its members worry that their technique isn’t up to scratch, undermining the simple enjoyment musicians ought to get from playing their instrument. Jun 02, Jorge rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page.

Way before that, he released this gem called “When in doubt, roll”. Outside The Music To return to the book: But the reason why people including myself found it hard to accept Bill’s retirement, even at the relatively advanced age of 60, is that he appears to have so much more in his locker. Published by Foruli Classics – dedicated to bringing the best out-of-print music and popular culture bilo back into print. Learn More – brhford in a new window or tab Any international postage and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Examples of how not to do it include a friend’s school band whose year old “manager” had the bright idea of booking them a headlining gig at Hammersmith Odeon 12 months in advance – given a year to sell tickets they managed to fill the place with whooping supporters, so my pal’s career started as it were at the top, a place from which one can only descend.


The irony is that you can’t make good music without first putting in mental effort, but if you continue to think about it too much it stops working.

When In Doubt, Roll!

His independent streak was the driving force behind his abilities, and the music world is a better place because of this. His much more recent autobiography great, as he’s one of those guys that can turn the gill mundane topics into quite incredibly enjoyable reads I particularly love the part of the book he discusses the nourishment of the profesional musician.

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Another general problem as Bill explains is that the contraction of the industry in the ’90s meant that luxuries like booking agents, managers, record companies and publicists had to be dispensed with if they hadn’t dispensed with us first. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Marco Salvatore marked it as to-read Nov 29, Please enter a number less than or equal to 1.

Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. I long ago stopped thinking of him as merely a drummer – he was, and is a musical thinker, a composer and generator of ideas as well as a master of rhythm and percussion, and his experience, wisdom and distinctive style will be missed by the musical community.

Personally I find intelligence an attractive quality, and this book oozes it.