The UK Drum Show is very pleased to welcome author Alain Rieder, who joins us from Geneva with his new book ‘Time Manipulation‘.
Time Manipulation Drum Book is both innovative and rooted in tradition. It is designed to work on coordination in a groove context. It makes it easy to approach essential rhythmic concepts – from the most basic to the most complex – in a realistic, progressive and systematic way.

The first edition of Time Manipulation was published in 1992, receiving positive reviews from well-known drummers (Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl or Joey Baron) as well as from reviewers (Batteur Magazine and Modern Drummer Magazine). In 1997, Time Manipulation was quoted in Alain Gozzo’s “Drummer’s Ideal Library” in Batteur Magazine. It was out of print for a few years, and the new 2018 edition is revised and expanded. The 140 pages of the book include many exercises and examples, and there is audio in downloadable mp3 files. The English version of Time Manipulation is available worldwide, both in English & French. 140 pages, 68 16-bar groove exercises, 147 examples with downloadable mp3 files. Thousands of possible combinations. Available from www.alainrieder.com : 35 € + shipping (about $40.00) The price will be adapted to your shop’s currency.

Alain will have a limited number of copies of the book with him and you will find him co-habiting on the Guru Drums booth in the foyer.