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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Pubns; Pap/Com edition (July 23, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786630078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786630073
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nice book that teaches the basics in an easy to read format.
Jason
This book is really good for kids who do not know how to read music or play the drums.
Helena
Anyone of any age can truly learn to play drums with this book!
EK

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By EK on January 31, 2010
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This is a great book for learning how to rock out on the drums! I teach drums and have used several books in the past, but this one is one of the Best. It has a good progression of lessons and even includes a CD of songs to play along with. I am currently using this book with my beginning drum students. Anyone of any age can truly learn to play drums with this book!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. C. Hayley on March 24, 2013
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When I first got the book and flipped through it, I was pretty happy. It covered all the basics I was expecting from how to count, to read music, to all the drummer terms such as paradiddle and flam. The grooves provided are pretty cool. But this really missed the mark in one aspect. The included cd only contains music (both with and without) drums to play along with. It does NOT contain tracks for understanding and learning the rudiments. Isn't part of learning to read music hearing it as well? I would have loved to have a track for every rudiment/beat/groove provided to hear it, read it, understand it and then to practice to it.

I did find a solution though. I downloaded a drum machine app to my iPad, one that lets you enter music by measure as the book is outlined. Once I entered in all the measures from the book, I was able to hear it, put it on a loop, put on headphones and play along, basically building my own drills. I could also turn on the metronome. Now I could hear what it should sound like and practice. Once I did this, I really got so much more value out of the book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By goldfinches on April 14, 2011
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I'm using this book to teach a first grade student. It is great for his age level. It makes drumming interesting. Has some good songs and leaves room for the teacher to add sticking and counting on their own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jessica |Moore on March 25, 2013
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My husband plays the drums and has been trying to teach out 3 year old daughter. He isn't very organized so he wanted a book to go by. It is meant for a student who can read but it is flexible that he was able to tweak the lessons do our 3 year old could learn. Even I, with no experience at all with the drums, picked up the book and read through it and could understand how, what, and why's of play. In my opinion, very good buy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave on November 26, 2012
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The beginner drummer can move easily to Intermediate by the time they finish this well-written and easily understood book. Very comprehensive while simultaneously very user friendly. Two drawbacks: there are several text and graphic edits that should be made, and the songs to play along to are, in some cases, woefully passe.
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Great book for Starters and Re-starters , I know nothing about music, but i can read music now, My daughter who is 6 can read it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason on July 17, 2012
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Bought this for my kids and we all ended up using it. Nice book that teaches the basics in an easy to read format.
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