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"One of the best, most useful and well-written drum instruction books I've seen in years ... a worthy must." - (Rick Corwin - 35 Year Veteran/Vic Firth Team Drum Educator)
--Veteran New York Drum Teacher

"His [Dan's] book is a must for the forward thinking drummer." - Mike Clark (Drumming Innovator/Great, Herbie Hancock)
--Drumming Great

"After years of teaching and finding it hard to locate one good beginner book, I recently decided to start using Dan's book exclusively for my beginning drummers." - Jeff Fite (Performer/Teacher)
--Drum Teacher at Music Workshop, Illinois

" ... the perfect book for a beginner to start learning from" --TakeLessons.com (from their article on Top 5 Beginner Drum Books)

"THE best and most user friendly book for the beginning drummer! Awesome!" - Linda McDonald (Drummer of The Iron Maidens) --Award-Winning Drummer

From the Back Cover

DrumOpedia presents an encouraging, extensive, step-by-step way to learn some of the most popular beats and rhythms in a multitude of traditional and modern styles to include rock, pop, jazz, blues, funk, latin, double bass, and linear.

The book also presents practical stickings and rudiments, coordination exercises, and dynamics. It teaches you how to read and count basic notation, use a metronome, develop your 'weaker side', and effectively transition from beats to fills and fills to beats.
Get ready to start drumming today!

"That's sick man! The helicopter one was awesome too."

- Brad Arnold (Multi-Platinum Vocalist of 3 Doors Down & Singer/Drummer on "Kryptonite", #1 Song of The Decade in Mainstream Rock) on Dan Britt
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: DrumTVShow Publications (November 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578062461
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578062464
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dan Britt is the author of two beginner drum/drumset books, the award-winning Drumopedia: A Handbook for Beginning Drumset and Rhythm 101. He was the editor of the award-winning book, Modern Drum Set Stickings by Swiss Chris.

Dan made the cover of The Black Page Drum Magazine in March 2012, and has presented at top drum events such as The 2009 Cape Breton Int'l Drum Festival and PASIC (Percussive Arts Society Int'l Conference) 2012. At PASIC, he taught beginner drum set using concepts from Drumopedia. One educator per year worldwide is chosen for this category. Dan also presented at The New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference in 2002 and 2003.

Dan teaches drums/drumset to all levels, beginner to pro in Northern New Jersey.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By erje on January 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is straightforward and easy to follow. I got it for my son, who is 10. He seems to really enjoy practicing now that
he has been using this book. It is a well written book and I highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By andy ziker on June 25, 2013
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It may seem counterintuitive for the author of one beginning drum book (mine is called Drumcraft) to write a review about a book by a competing author. After all, we are trying to interest the same audience.

However, I don't believe that any education pursuit is or should be a competitive endeavor. It's all about giving students and teachers quality choices, and Dan Britt has done this. He deserves serious props for Drumopedia.

I have already tried out a few of his approaches with my own students and they work wonders. Here are a few of his methods that stand out.

* The text and drum notation use a large font and are therefore super easy to read.

* The book does a great job of breaking down a drumming element (such as coordination) into the smallest possible kernel.

* Drumopedia is interspersed with recommended books for further study.

* Clever graphics serve to help bring home many of the concepts.

* The book is organized and sequenced in a very smart way with just the right amount of drumming knowledge to get you off to a good start.

Dan Britt brings a great deal of enthusiasm and passion to drum education. If you have a chance to buy his books, go to his workshops or take lessons from him, or watch him on Drum TvShow, do it! You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MissyMiss on April 5, 2012
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I'm graduating college soon and my oldest brother wanted us to spend "quality" time together. He's been playing the drums for about 15 years and wants to teach me. He taught himself and he doesn't really know the fundamentals of drumming. So thankfully a teacher at my college plays the drums and he told me to get this book. I LOVE it! It's very easy to understand. Everything is broken down enough to the point where you can teach yourself. My brother and I are both learning!. I'm learning how to play while he's learning better warm ups. This is the perfect book if you are really just starting out. I hardly knew anything about drums before I started. I've been playing for a few months now and my brothers really happy about my progress.
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