General Percussion Method Books

Guilfoyle-Rhythmic Reading for Drummers (w/CD)

Rhythmic Reading for Drummers by Conor Guilfoyle is an essential guide to understanding rhythmic notation. Starting with the basics and working step-by-step until all c... 

Jackson - Congas Full Circle

Congas Full Circle satisfies a missing link in percussion literature. This is the first book for congas and hand drumming that breaks down the patterns of various styles (almo... 

Trevino-Co-Write (online audio included)

Co-Write by Ivan Trevino is a book for composing music and exploring creativity. It includes 15 musical ideas meant for musicians to explore, grow and make their own. The b... 

Harrison-Drum Rudiments

Drum Rudiments by David Harrison is an invaluable reference guide for drummers of all genres. This chart features the 40 international drum rudiments with a short description ... 

Bush-Master Hands

Master Hands by Doug Bush is a collection for any percussionist to improve their control, comfort, flow, and musical contrast when playing. This collection of intermediate ... 

Bolton-Instructions for the Tambourine

A critical edition of Thomas Bolton´s Instructions for the Tambourine (1800). It contains techniques like the "flamp", "semiflamp", "turn", etc. An essential book if you... 

Garner-First Year Percussionist

The First Year Percussionist by Ryan Gardner is designed to help students and teachers alike know how far the students should be developing in their first year of playing perc... 

Schinstine/Hoey-Drum Tunes (Vol. 1)-SD

William Schinstine and Fred Hoey have compiled a collection of easy solos, duets and ensembles for the elementary snare drummer. 

Alfred's Kid's Drum Starter Pack (includes book/CD/instruments)

Alfred's Kid's Drum Course is the easiest method ever for kids ages 5 and up. From the makers of the number one best selling method for kids, this complete pack includes every... 

O'Reilly/Williams-Accent on Achievement Mallet Percussion and Timpani Book 2 (w/CD)

The Accent on Achievement series of method books by John O'Reilly and Mark Williams (Alfred Publishing) is one of the most popular series of method designed for use with begi... 

Dale-Dale's Instructions for the Tambourine

A critical edition of Joseph Dale's Dale's Instructions for the Tambourine (1800). It explains techniques like the "shake", "round gingle", "staccato beat", "basse en son ha... 

Whaley-Rhythm Reading for Drums Books 1 & 2

Rhythm Reading for Drums by Garwood Whaley combines book 1 and 2 of this innovative, popular method. It provides a highly organized, systematic approach to reading and underst... 

Steinel-Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble: Drums level 1-2 (Online Audio Access))

Hal Leonard's Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble is specifically designed to teach jazz basics to students with 1 or 2 years playing experience, but with no prior ... 

Jones-Spatial Studies for Hitting Things Book 2

Spatial Studies for Hitting Things: Book 2 picks up where Book 1 left off and explicitly tackles the subject of multiple bounce control. This book covers everything from Rudim... 

Harrison-Hal Leonard Rhythm and Counting (Online Audio Access Included)

This essential, practical handbook for mastering rhythm has been designed for students of any instrument or voice – providing them a comprehensive and systematic appr... 

Feldstein/Black-Alfred's Drum Method Book 1 (Book with Online Video Access)

Alfred's Drum Method, Books 1 and 2 are the ideal teaching tools to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. Book 1 contains 80 ... 

Wessels-Fresh Approach for the Beginning Percussion Class Bk. 2

A Fresh Approach for the Beginning Percussion Class, Book 2 takes the same great concept of combining snare and mallet technique exercises, music reading lines and ensemble... 

Glass-Music Alive's Percussion (book w/DVD)

Daniel Glass is an award-winning author, columnist, performer, bandleader, and clinician who offers students a comprehensive introduction to drums and percussion, from hand dr... 

Belloni-Rhythm is the Cure (Online Video Access)

Rhythm is the Cure by Alessandra Belloni with online video (111 min.) will introduce the reader to the tambourine and folk dance tradition of Southern Italy, the Tarantella. S... 

Lautzenheiser-Essential Elements-Keyboard Percussion Book 2

The second book in the Essential Elements for Band series includes an easy to teach sight-reading system, logical sequence of skills, band arrangements, Dr. Tim parent ...