"…one of the greatest and most in-demand international drummers on Earth…" LIVE NATION

Pop, R&B, and Gospel Drumming

New book out now!

Your one-stop-shop for learning how tune your chops to pop, R&B, and gospel drumming! This unique book/video combo is the ultimate guide to developing grooves, improvisation, and technical mastery within modern music styles and settings. Chris Johnson has been one of the top in-demand drummers in the music industry for the last 20 years.

His recording and touring credits range from pop icons such as Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna to R&B singers Patti LaBelle, Mya, Lalah Hathaway, and Fantasia along with gospel artists Donnie McClurkin, Norman Hutchins, and Beverly Crawford.

In this book, Chris gives advice for playing techniques and approaches, and sharing of experiences of playing in both live performances and studio sessions. In addition to Chris's insights and instruction, the accompanying videos showcase Chris playing to pop hits along with original music and arrangements played by his band.

We've even included bonus material featuring interviews with iconic drummers such as Aaron Spears and Brian Frasier-Moore and other industry professionals! Renowned MD Rickey Minor provides the foreword as well as an in-depth interview of his years in the business, and legendary bassist Nate Watts tells us about his time working with Stevie Wonder. The three-plus hours of video content is accessed online using the unique code in each book.