By D. Mark Agostinelli
Book Publication Date: Saturday, February 04, 2017
This book is dedicated to “Snare Drum Accents” and if one of the best ever written to accomplish this task. The book challenges you throughout the book. When you begin the book it starts out easy and then gradually gets harder and harder as you move along through it’s pages. The only way to get better at Snare Drum accents is by practicing them. This does this by drilling you over and over and by gradually getting harder. It also will help you read accents too. Once again, the best way to get better at reading accents is to play it and read it. There are very few books that are completely dedicated to snare drum accents and this is one of them. After reading this book, you wont need any other book afterwards because it goes from easy to advanced and by the time you are done playing it, you will be a master on Snare Drum Accents. There is another book that exists and it is called Crazy Hands – Snare drum Accents, which is a different approach. It still helps you with developing your accents on the snare drum. However, it uses a Crazy Hand coordination approach.
This Snare Drum Accents book has over 88 pages of rhythms and exercises in 4/4 to improve your reading, speed, and creativity; all based around snare drum accents. It progresses from easy to more advanced as the book progresses. The book is written in quarter notes, 16th notes, triplets and more for easy reading, and lots of fun!
Books that are similar that you should consider
- Crazy Hands – Snare Drum Accents: Crazy Hand Patterns, by D. Mark Agostinelli
- Accents and rebounds for the Snare Drummer, by George Lawrence
- Accents on Accents – Book 1, by Elliot Fine and Marvin Dahlgren
About the Author
D. Mark Agostinelli is the man who defined the art of the modern rudiment. Writing the “Drum Rudiment Bible” he was able to create the first book that incorporated all known hybrid rudiments in existence. Studying with such greats as the legendary Mike Sgroi, Mark learned incredible technique for both hands utilizing drum rudiments. Mark is known as being one of the most influential music educators of his time through his devotional dedication to the art rudimental drumming.