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  Studies for Rock Drumming

Reading, Rudiments, & Rock Drumming

This book is for beginning players, and contains the 3 R's of drumming—Reading, Rudiments and Rock.

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Basic Rock Beats
 

Easy to read and easy to play rock beats. Especially good for beginners.
 

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The Rock & Roll Bible of Coordination
 

Hundreds of exercises for the cymbal, bass, and snare, with only 8th note patterns in the bass. Beginner–Intermediate Level

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Splashdown
(Hi-Hat Splashes for Rock Drumming)

This is the first truly in-depth study of an all important aspect of rock drumming. Develop your hi-hat coordination for splashing in any position along the beat. For intermediate, advanced, and professional players.

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Four-Way Independence For
Rock Drumming

Aimed at total coordinative freedom for both hands and both feet, this book incorporates the left foot (hi-hat) as a fully independent fourth limb.
 

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Mini-Monster Book Of
Rock Drumming

This study has everything you always wanted to know about rock drumming. It contains disco beats, coordination exercises, rock breaks, and much more.
 

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Son Of The Mini Monster
For Rock Drumming

The monster's first son has written a study that concentrates entirely on developing bass drum patterns coordinated with a wide variety of rock cymbal beats in different time signatures. For beginning to advanced players.

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Paradiddle Rock
 

This unique study applies a totally new concept to paradiddles within the framework of rock drumming. For intermediate, advanced, and professional players.
 

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The Turtle Factor
 

FOR ROCK DRUMMING AT A SNAIL'S PACE: One of the most difficult things to do is play at a slow tempo. Complete this book and you will be a master at it. For intermediate, advanced, and professional players.

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3,5,7,9, Rock!
 

Rock beats in 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 9/4, 11/4, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8, 9/8 and 11/8 time. For intermediate to advanced players.
 

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Rock Drumming With Quintuplets
 

At last a book to show how groups of five can be used in rock breaks. It's easier than you think. For intermediate, advanced, and professional players. 

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Hardest Drum Book Ever Written
 

This breakthrough book will allow you to develop five-way coordination with only four limbs. You'll sound like two drummers. For advanced students and professional players.

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  Studies for Rock Breaks and Solos

Rock Drum Solos To Develop Coordination

Hand-foot independence is developed through musical four-bar solos. Perfect for beginning to intermediate students.

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Rock Breaks With A 12/8 Feel
 

Play in 4/4 time, but make your breaks sound like you're in 12/8 time. For intermediate players. 

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Rock Breaks In A Nutshell
 

An extensive array of rock breaks. For beginner to intermediate students.
 

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Rock & Rolls
Featuring "The Inside Story"

Rock breaks are presented with open rolls starting at different positions along the beat. For beginner to intermediate students.
 
 

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Rock Breaks Around The Drums
 

Dozens of basic rock breaks are shown in various possible patterns around the snare and tom toms. For beginner to intermediate players.
 

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Rock With Hand-Foot Drum Breaks
 

At last, an in-depth study showing snare and bass drum combinations to produce intricate and exciting rhythmic patterns for rock breaks and solos. For beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.  

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  Studies for Jazz Drumming

Jazz Bible Of Coordination
 

Companion to the Rock Bible, this study covers the topic of jazz coordination in a step-by-step approach which is certain to produce results. For beginner to intermediate players.

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Coordination Patterns With A Dotted 1/8 Note Cymbal Beat

Practical hand-foot independence against a dotted 8th note jazz cymbal beat. For intermediate players.
 

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Four-Way Independence For
Jazz Drumming

Develop total coordination with four limbs by using your left foot (hi-hat) in a completely independent way. For intermediate to advanced players.

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3,5,7,9, Jazz!

A practical study that shows how to play jazz in odd meters. For intermediate to advanced players.

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Easy Drum Solos For Jazz Coordination

Coordination exercises are presented within practical four-measure solos. For beginner players.

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Take a Break

Drum fills are shown which can be used to "cut-into" common offbeat figures. For intermediate and advanced players.  

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Jazz Drum Book
 

Hundreds of bass drum variations are weaved around snare drum patterns. For intermediate players.

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Quintet Of Coordination Patterns For Rock & Jazz Drumming

Included in this single volume are five books in one. Develop hand-foot independence for both rock and jazz. For all players.

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Drumming And All That Jazz
 

Coordination, fills, solos, trading fours and much more. For beginner, intermediate and advanced players.

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Jazz Breaks In A Nutshell
 

This book contains 164 pages, each packed with one, two, and four-bar jazz breaks. For intermediate and advanced players.

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Two-Measure Jazz Drum Solos Phrased In Three

Learn to phrase your solos in 3/4 time while playing in 4/4 time. For intermediate players.
 

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Jazz Coordination & Breaks With A Double-Time Feel

The title explains it all. For intermediate players.
 
 

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  Studies with Accents

Accents And Solos For
Rock And Jazz Drumming

This practical book develops technical skill for use in breaks and solos. For beginner to advanced players.
 

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Fun With Accents
Around The Drums

Accented 1/8 notes and triplets between the tom-toms and snare, including simple cross sticking patterns. For beginner and intermediate players.

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  Roll Studies

Roll Control

Learn to play open and closed rolls with precision, evenness, clarity, and confidence. For beginner and intermediate players.

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Rolls, Rolls, Rolls (Revised Edition)

Totally revised and extended, this book shows rolls in 4/4, 6/8, and cut-time. For beginner and intermediate players.

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  Rudiment Studies

Rudiments Around The Drums
(Revised Edition)

Basic rudiments are shown in a vast array of possible patterns around the drums. For beginner and intermediate players.

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Blood, Sweat & Rudiments
 

A totally new approach for developing both traditional and new rudiments. For beginner and intermediate players.

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  Special Study for Marching Drumming

Reading Rudiments &
Marching Cadences

Learn to play typical sounding cadences for performing in a drum line. For beginner and intermediate players.

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  Studies for Reading

Teaching Rhythm
 

A virtual encyclopedia of clear and easy-to-read rhythms in quarter and eighth time. For beginner to intermediate players.

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Reading Syncopation & Beyond
For All Instruments

An exciting new study for reading syncopated rhythms, and much more. For intermediate players.

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Duet Yourself
 

Musical etudes are played as duets with yourself or another drummer. For beginner and intermediate players.

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Duet Yourself Book Two

Similar to Book One, this study contains etudes for intermediate to advanced players.

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  Studies for All-Around Playing

Basic Drumming
(Revised And Expanded)

Used worldwide, this revised and expanded book (now 240 pages) contains all the exercises necessary for developing reading, rolling, technique, rock, jazz, Latin and all basic beats for playing with a dance band. For beginner and intermediate players.

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Basic Drumming Made Easy
(For Snare and Set)

This book is a somewhat simplified and less extensive version of Basic Drumming. For beginner players.
 
 
 

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  Studies for Orchestral Reading

Fundamental Studies For Snare Drum
 

Musical studies in basic time signatures and mixed meters. It also contains duets. For beginner players.

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Musical Studies For The Intermediate Snare Drummer

This collection of musical pieces will increase technical facility and develop musicianship. For intermediate players.

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Intermediate Duets For Snare Drum
 

Each part is extremely musical, helping to develop important techniques for playing with an orchestra. For intermediate players.

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Rhythmic Patterns Of Contemporary Music

An advanced snare study containing the rhythms and techniques of twentieth century composers.

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  Mallet Studies

Fundamental Studies For Mallets

All basic keys are used as students are prepared for ensemble playing.
 
 

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Recital Pieces For Mallets

This eclectic collection of unaccompanied solo transcriptions is uniquely suitable for recitals, auditions, or jury exams. For intermediate to advanced players.

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  Timpani Studies

Fundamental Studies For Timpani
 

This study will prepare a student to perform standard band and orchestral literature.
 

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Musical Studies For
The Intermediate Timpanist

Contains an abundance of musical elements such as frequent dynamic changes, musical expressions, glissandi, and changes of meter

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  Studies for Show Drumming

Drum Arrangements

Over 30 pages of hand-written drum parts fit the standard arrangements of "club-date" tunes. You can hum the tune as you play the arrangements. For intermediate players.

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Cut-Time Drum Parts

Here is another essential book designed to familiarize the reader with typical-looking charts in order to prepare for the practical task of playing shows. For intermediate players.

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Show Drumming

The arrangements in this book are for advanced and professional drummers. They are replete with dynamic marks, tempo changes, etc. For professional players.

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Show Problems

A discussion of the major problems in reading shows, with practical suggestions for overcoming them.
 

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Big Band Drum Charts

The dozens of hand-written charts in this book are typical of the most up-to-date and practical style of arranging for drums. For advanced and professional players.

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  Studies for Technique

Sticking Patterns For All Drummers

Want to develop a formidable technique and become a virtuoso drummer? This is the book for you. For beginner to advanced players.

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Basic Drum Technique And Beyond

All the areas of basic drum technique are covered, and beyond—way beyond. For beginner to advanced players.

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  Miscellaneous Titles

Country Drumming
 

This book will show you all the beats necessary to drum with the right feel "country style." For all players.
 

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Beats And Variations For
Dance Band Drummers

This book shows all the beats you must know to play with a dance band, including Latin beats. For beginner and intermediate players.
 

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Clap Your Hands
 

This pocket-size book of 250 pages presents rhythms in 2/4. 4/4, and 6/8 time for you to clap. Good for class or individual instruction on all instruments. For beginner players.

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Easy Drum Solos To Develop Technique

Simple four-bar solos allow the reader to develop technique in a musical way. For beginner players.

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Coordinated Rock Breaks
Phrased In Three

Play breaks phrased in 3/4 between the snare and bass, while you keep 4/4 rock time on the cymbal. For intermediate players.

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Coordination Patterns with
16th Note Triplets

Keep time with an 8th note cymbal beat, as you play 16th note triplet patterns between your snare and bass. For intermediate players.

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Recipes With Special Sticking
Around The Drums

Special sticking patterns produce exciting sounds for both rock and jazz. For intermediate players.

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Artificial Technique
 

Develop technical prowess with groups of fives and sevens. For intermediate and advanced players.

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  Hardcover Drum Books

Each of the following thick volumes has a durable hard cover. Together they contain almost 3,000 pages of material,
representing the most up-to-date concepts in their specific area of drumming. The full set of five is
encyclopedic in scope—they're a must in the personal library of any serious student or professional player.

The Compleat Rock Drummer

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The Compleat Jazz Drummer

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The Compleat Drum Reader

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The Compleat Show Drummer

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Around The Drums Compleatly

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