You Can Teach Yourself Drums
Drumming made accessible for the complete beginner! This easy to follow book teaches basic drum set percussion concepts progressively, so that is 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.
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. An optional DVD or CD demonstrating the examples in the book is also available.