You Can Teach Yourself Drums aims to make drumming accessible for the complete beginner. This easy to follow book teaches basic Drum set percussion concepts progressively, so that if you stick with it, you will have a good foundation upon which to further build your musicianship.
Four learning tracks are presented in the book: Technique- including the grip, sticking, and methods used to achieve musical sounds, as well as the principle of learning good habits from the beginning. Reading-basic reading principles are introduced in this book in logical sequence. Writing-by actually notating the rhythms you find challenging, you'll develop an increasingly intimate awareness of the note and rest values if which they are comprised. Application-after basic principles are introduced, you'll have the opportunity to apply them in musical context.
Recommended for the beginning drummer of any age, You Can Teach Yourself Drums progressively introduces Drum set basics, from setup and basic sticking patterns to syncopated grooves and fills. Access to audio and video downloads available online.