Percussion Reference Books

Welsh-Music of Stuart S. Smith, The

John P. Welsh reviews the music of Stuart S. Smith. Smith is the compser of the well know series of vibraphone compositions "Links". 

Cangany-Mr. Leedy and the House of Wonder

Harry Cangany's Mr. Leedy and the House of Wonder tells a true American success story. A traveling drummer from 19th-century Ohio, Ulysses Grant Leedy settled in Ind... 

Cook-Rogers Book, The

In this book, author Rob Cook gives the complete history of the Rogers Drum Company, whose drums, in the words of Not-So-Modern Drummer editor John Aldridge, were "the Cadilla... 

Cohan-Star Sets: Drum Kits Of The Great Drummers

This book highlights the outstanding drum sets of rock, jazz, R&B, and country. Spanning seven decades, it features over 40 great kits played by Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Ringo ... 

Pinksterboer-Tipbook Drums: Complete Guide

Tipbook Drums – The Complete Guide is a totally new and expanded edition of the original Tipbook Drums (2001). This accessible and convenient guide, in a convenient new ... 

Highstein-Making Music in Looking Glass Land

A great reference book for the aspiring classical musician, covering topics such as the assembly of credentials, networking, public relations and management. 

Schmidt-History of the Ludwig Drum Company

Discover one of America's greatest contributions to the music world – the drumset – by exploring this book. This unique publication uses extensive interviews with ... 

Klauber-World of Gene Krupa

Find out the true stories behind the legend of Gene Krupa with "World of Gene Krupa". Historical information and pictorials detail all of Krupa's musical journey. 

Schaum-Music History Speller

This unique writing book consists of a series of music history stories. Many of the words appear in notation so that the student will need to read notes in order to comprehend... 

Modern Drummer-Snare Drum Selects vol. 1 (BFD2 compatible expansion pack)

Snare Drum Selects, Vol. 1 is an expansion pack for Xpansion's popular "BFD2" software . This expansion features sample sounds of many of the popular snare drums fea... 

Falzerano-Gretsch Drums: The Legacy of That Great Gretsch Sound (Softcover)

This tribute to Gretsch kits features full-color photos and interviews with sensational players like Louie Bellson, Jimmy Cobb, Chuck Flores, Phil Grant, Jake Hanna, Elvin Jon... 

Reynolds-Profile of a Composer : Roger Reynolds

With an introduction by Gilbert Chase. Includes many black and white photographs, and excerpts from Reynolds' print music. 

Kite-Keiko Abe: A Virtuosic Life (book w/CD)

Keiko Abe transformed the marimba into today's five-octave solo instrument and full-fledged member of classical ensembles. Prior to Abe, the marimba was viewed somewhat disdai... 

Paliev-Bells, Clappers and Cowbells in Bulgaria

A pictoral journey of the Bells, Clappers and Cowbells found in Bulgaria's Countryside. 

Colgrass-Adventures of an American Composer (Autobiography)

Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Colgrass was more than a brilliant orchestral composer and percussionist. He was also a maverick who romanced a Cold War spy in Bucharest, chased... 

Pinksterboer-Tipbook for Drums

The Tipbook Series books are handy, accessible, thorough and convenient guides for players who want to get the most out of their instrument. They are written in collaboration ... 

Klower-Joy of Drumming, The

If you think you're not musical, think again! Rhythm, the foundation of music, is all around and within us. In the womb, we began our experience of the world through the sound... 

Boonshaft-Teaching with Passion, Purpose and Promise

Teaching with Passion, Purpose and Promise by Peter Loel Boonshaft is a collection of practical solutions, inspirational stories, thought provoking quotations and motiv... 

Montgomery/Hinson-Stories of the Great Composers (CD only)

Replacement CD for "Stories of the Great Composers" byJune Montgomery and Maurice Hinson. 

Follett-Sticks 'n' Skins

Sticks 'n' Skins is dedicated to late drumming photographer Lissa Wales and opens with a tribute to her work. Illuminating the eclectic world of drumming over the past...