Percussion Reference Books

Zoro-Big Gig, The

The Big Gig by Zoro is much more than just an intriguing and comprehensive insider's guide to breaking into the music industry as an independent musician. Compelling an... 

Balmer-Drum Kit Handbook

The Drum Kit Handbook by Paul Balmer is a how-to handbook devoted to drum kits. Whether seeking a beginner's kit or working with a pro set or digital drum kit, this manual off... 

Battisti/Musgrave-The Best We Can Be

The inspiring story of The Best We Can Be by Frank L. Battisti and R. Bruce Musgrave provides an extraordinary model for band programs of today and tomorrow explaining ... 

Gara-Baby Dodds Story, The

Born in New Orleans in 1894, Warren "Baby" Dodds became one of the greatest drummers of that city's early jazz tradition. This lively autobiography, first published more than ... 

Alfred's Music Playing Cards: Percussion Instruments

Alfred's Percussion playing cards are a fun and innovative way to learn about percussion instruments. These are real playing cards divided into four suits. Each suit represent... 

Goodman-A View from the Rear

At 19 years old, Saul Goodman became timpanist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under renowned conductor Arturo Toscanini. Forty-six years later, he retired as one of ... 

Holly/Watson-Majoring in Education: All the Stuff You Need to Know

Majoring in Education: All the Stuff You Need to Know highlights the major components for survival and success during the formative years in a college, university or co... 

Cook-Leedy Way, The

The Leedy Way by Rob Cook is a fascinating, very detailed biography of George Way and updated history of the Leedy drum company. 8 1/2 x 11, 320 pages paperback. 

Battisti-Winds of Change II

Winds of Change II - The New Millennium by Frank L. Battisti is an extension of The Winds of Change that traced the development of the American wind band/ensemble in the 20th ... 

Erskine/Black-The Musician's Lifeline

The Musician's Lifeline by Peter Erskine and Dave Black represents the combined opinions of the authors and their knowledge gained through their lives in music. In addition, i... 

Bergamini-Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage

Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance by Joe Bergamini is the definitive print retrospective and musical documentation of the career of one of the most influenti... 

Peterson-Music Teacher's First Year, The

The Music Teacher's First Year: Tales of Challenge, Joy, and Triumph by Elizabeth Peterson shares the stories of first-year teachers and allows insight into their succe... 

Cook/Sheridan-Gretsch Drum Book, The

The Gretsch Drum Book by Rob Cook with John Sheridan. This book is a complete business history of the Gretsch Drum Company and dating guide for Gretsch drums. From the foundin... 

Salzman-Composer's Insight, A vol. 1

A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, Volume 1 edited by Timothy Salzman, forward by Michael Colegrass. This book... 

Hawkins-Producing Drum Beats (w/CD)

Whether you're into hip-hop, urban, rock, alternative, dance, electronic, jazz, blues, or country, drums play a prominent roll in the production and arrangement of a song. ... 

Beck-Encyclopedia of Percussion (Paperback Edition)

The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophon... 

Salzman-Composer's Insight, A vol. 2

A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, Volume 2 edited by Timothy Salzman, forward by Norman Dello Joio. This book... 

Berglund-Buddy Rich: One of a Kind

In this meticulously researched biography, author Pelle Berglund presents the first comprehensive book on the life of Buddy Rich, still considered by many to be the greatest d... 

Falzerano-Spinnin' the Webb: The Little Giant

Chick Webb's short professional career (he died at age 30) served as an inspiration to young drummers at the dawn of America's big band/swing era. Simply stated, Webb is the g... 

Salzman-Composer's Insight, A vol. 5

A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, Volume 5 edited by Timothy Salzman, forward by William Bolcom. This book is...