Rob's goal in writing this book is to develop many of the skills necessary for the beginning to intermediate snare drummer. Each new concept is introduced with a page of exercise followed by short etudes that include the material being studied. Rob has taken the liberty of including what I feel is the best sticking combination for some of the exercise. I recommend the right hand lead system. If the students develop this consistent approach to sticking, they will have a good working system that will enable them to execute difficult passages and smoothly and accurately. Audio available online.