Suitable for both individual and group tuition, this new edition (now with CD!) contains carefully programmed material from absolute beginner to intermediate level. The skills that are covered, including drum rudiments and sight-reading, will enable the student to play in all of these styles: orchestral, pop, rock, Latin and swing.
Throughout the book there are helpful tips and illustrations. Each of the 12 units in the book presents new material clearly, step by step. It introduces new drum basics, gradually increasing a student’s knowledge of specific drumming techniques. Short, easy-to-understand exercises enable students to develop new skills and styles of playing. Sight-reading will improve with progressive reading exercises.
Learn As You Play Drums is based on current best practice in teaching and embodies the principles of the UK’s seminal teaching scheme, “A Common Approach”. It provides the best available introduction to and preparation for graded exams such as those set by the Associated Board and Trinity Guildhall.
Learn As You Play Drums and its sister volume Learn As You Play Tuned Percussion & Timpani can be used together: there are many pieces and exercises which can be combined to five students experience of ensemble playing. Together, the two books can make the absolute beginner into an all-round drummer!