These are reviews, comments, and critiques of the greatest drum set and percussion music books.  Many of these books were written by some of the greatest writers and contributors to drum music and music education.

Stick Control for the Drum Set – Volume 1
Stick Control for the Drum Set - by Mitchell Peters - D Mark Agostinelli

Stick Control for the Drum Set – Volume 1

Stick Control for the Drum set was written by Mitchell Peters. It is a technique book directed toward elementary readers for developing basic control and utilization on a set of drums. The book uses mainly triplet patterns around the drum set to help the drummer/student gain flexibility and a larger vocabulary for improvising or doing fill-ins. It also challenged the drummer to perform different sticking variations throughout the book.

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The 4 Stroke Ruff Drum Rudiment: The 4 Stroke Ruff Around the Drum Set
The 4 Stroke Ruff Drums Rudiments - D Mark Agostinelli Drum Rudiments

The 4 Stroke Ruff Drum Rudiment: The 4 Stroke Ruff Around the Drum Set

Now, D. Mark Agostinelli wrote “The 4 Stroke Ruff Drum Rudiment - The 4 Stroke Ruff around the Drum Set”, which is the ultimate book for developing your 4 Stroke Ruff. Finally a book that is dedicated to the “4 Stroke Ruff” This book has 114 pages of rhythms and exercises in 4/4 to improve your reading, speed, and creativity; all based around the 4 Stroke Ruff. The 4 Stroke Ruff is played as a 4 note sequence throughout the book for easy reading, and lots of fun!

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The Drag Drum Rudiment: The Drag Around the Drum Set (Drum Rudiments)
The Drag Drum Rudiment - D Mark Agostinelli Drum Rudiments

The Drag Drum Rudiment: The Drag Around the Drum Set (Drum Rudiments)

Now, Mark wrote “The Drag Drum Rudiment - The Drag Drum Rudiment Around the Set”, which is the ultimate book for developing your Single Paradiddle. Finally a book that is dedicated to the “ The Drag Drum Rudiment ” 42 pages of rhythms and exercises in 4/4 to improve your reading, speed, and creativity all based around the The Drag Drum Rudiment . The The Drag Drum Rudiment is played as a 3 note sequence throughout the book for easy reading, and lots of fun!

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The Single Stroke 7 Drum Rudiment: The Single Stroke 7 Around the Drum Set
The Single Stoke 7 Drum Rudiment - D Mark Agostinelli Drum Rudiments

The Single Stroke 7 Drum Rudiment: The Single Stroke 7 Around the Drum Set

Now, D. Mark Agostinelli wrote “The Single Stroke 7 Drum Rudiment - The Single Stroke 7 around the Drum Set”, which is the ultimate book for developing your Single Stroke 7. Finally a book that is dedicated to the “Single Stroke 7” This book has 102 pages of rhythms and exercises in 4/4 to improve your reading, speed, and creativity; all based around the Single Stroke 7. The Single Stroke 7 is played as a 7 note sequence throughout the book for easy reading, and lots of fun!

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The 6 Stroke Roll Drum Rudiment: The 6 Stroke Roll Around the Drum Set
The 6 Stroke Roll Drum Rudiment - D Mark Agostinelli Drum Rudiments

The 6 Stroke Roll Drum Rudiment: The 6 Stroke Roll Around the Drum Set

Now, D. Mark Agostinelli wrote “The 6 Stroke Roll Drum Rudiment - The 6 Stroke Roll around the Drum Set”, which is the ultimate book for developing your 6 Stroke Roll. Finally a book that is dedicated to the “6 Stroke Roll” This book has 66 pages of rhythms and exercises in 4/4 to improve your reading, speed, and creativity; all based around the 6 Stroke Roll. The 6 Stroke Roll is played as a 6 note sequence throughout the book for easy reading, and lots of fun!

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