A comprehensive guide to playing the drums, featuring all the important beats, rhythms, fills, rudiments, techniques and concepts required by today's versatile performing drummer. This book presumes no previous musical knowledge and clearly and carefully familiarises its reader with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge required. Basic information such as explanation of notation, equipment, holding the drumsticks and practice suggestions are covered at the early stages and is vital for people with no previous knowledge of drums.
The book is then split into three carefully graded sections, each covering fundamental topics that include theory and sight-reading exercises, stick control and beats, fills and solos. a broad range os styles is covered which includes rock, heavy metal, funk, reggae, jazz, rap, hip-hop, blues and old-time. The accompanying CD contains all of the examples covered within the book.