Online Review The Snare Drummer's Toolbox BookbookBOOK/DVD
LEVEL: BEGINNER
$5

You play drumset…but how are your snare drum basics? This educational and entertaining eighty-page method book covers it all in ten comprehensive lessons, from explanations of how to hold the sticks and read music to hundreds of exercises, twenty solos, and eleven duets. Crock and Brooks know their stuff and share it via clever “Eye-Q” reviews and play-along tracks recorded by a real rhythm section. But the best way to use this book is to teach with it. Beginners will relate to the variety of material and the easy-to-follow presentation. The DVD includes performances (dig the hats!), a “Stick Clix” metronome, “Groove Trax” (great to practice different styles), and a section covering accessory percussion featuring Dr. Julie Hill. Check out free samples at snaredrummerstoolbox.com. (Row-Loff) Andrea Byrd