4-Way Coordination

Proficiency as a drummer has always come from great hand dexterity. However, with the introduction of modern drumming techniques, it has become increasingly necessary to gain complete independence of both the hands and feet. With various rhythmic exercises in easy-to-read notation, 4-Way Coordination by Marvin Dahlgren and Elliot Fine is designed to guide the drummer […]

Stick Control for the Snare Drummer

George Lawrence Stone’s Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it first in the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving “control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of […]

Advanced Funk Studies

Included in Modern Drummer magazine’s list of the 25 greatest drum books, Advanced Funk Studies will help take your groove to the next level. With author and renowned drummer Rick Latham as your guide, you’ll learn hi-hat, funk, and fill patterns. Many of the ideas in this book are derived from some of the most […]

The Drum Kit Handbook: How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Drum Set Hardcover – March 15, 2012

Here is the first hands-on, how-to manual devoted to drum sets, providing drummers essential information on buying, maintaining, setting up, modifying, and tuning their drumkits. Written by Paul Blamer, and including forewards by Chad Smith and Steve Gadd, The Drum Kit Handbook is packed with photographs and hard-won advice; it also examines the drum setups […]

The Percussionists’ Guide to Injury Treatment and Prevention: The Answer Guide to Drummers in Pain

Pain and injury are near constant companions for professional musicians. Aching hands, painful joint swelling, back problems, among other ailments were all thought to be part of the price musicians had to pay to be performers. However, thanks to an increasing awareness of both the kinesiology and biology of movement, as well as proper techniques […]