These are reviews, comments, and critiques of the greatest snare drum music books.  Some of these books are for learning beginner snare drum; all the way to advanced level practicing and playing.  It also includes books for marching band, drumline snare drum music, and orchestral snare drum music.  Many of these books were written by some of the greatest writers and contributors to drum music and music education.

Graded Music for Snare Drum – Book 1,
Graded Music for Snare Drum - Book 1 - by Kevin Hathway & Ian Wright

Graded Music for Snare Drum – Book 1,

This book is great for just flying through it and feeling good that you learned so much from the book before. Also for Warm ups. Don't get the book if you have already read a few books already. Otherwise, you will be wasting your money.

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Stick Control
Stick Control For the Snare Drummer - by George Lawrence Stone

Stick Control

This is by far one of the most popular books for drummers. It is a best-seller year after year. I have to be honest; I feel all of the hype on the book is not as worthy as some may think. Although the book is good to have and it is good to run through the entire book, at least once in your life. It is not the holy grail of books for drumming in no way.

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Elementary Drum Method
Elementary Drum Method, by Roy Burns

Elementary Drum Method

This is by far one of the best books to learn how to read drum music. This is actually my first book too. It was written a while ago. However, that does not mean that it is obsolete in any way. The older books tend to be better books.

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