Louis Bellson was the stage name for Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Ballassoni. He was born in Rock Falls, Illinois on July 6, 1924 and he died February 14, 2009. He was a jazz educator, bandleader, arranger and composer. He was also a pioneer in using two bass drums which was not done before his time.
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.
The hybrid drum rudiment is not a standard drum rudiment. Being that it is not a NARD (National Association of Rudimental Drummers) drum rudiment or a PAS drum Rudiment (Percussive Arts Society); it is a hybrid drum rudiment, which is a rudiment that is not as common, yet extremely interesting to learn. They are typically two or more rudiments that have been smooshed together to make something new. When they are smooshed together, they change into something else. Kind of like when the letter "T" and the letter "H" come together, they make a new sound "TH". When they are played separate, they sound different compared to when they are smooshed together. They are rudiments that many drummers want to learn how to play, and will dramatically improve a players performing skills, because it will help develop a drummers hands, by exercising muscles in the hands and wrists. Watch a video by D Mark Agostinelli, the author of the best seller, "The Drum Rudiment Bible" on how to play some of these hybrid drum rudiments.
If you are interested in learning about rudiments; then check out this book. It is the largest collection of drum rudiments inside of a single book. It has the basic 40 rudiments; plus an additional 460 “Hybrid” rudiments, which are typically overlooked.
This video is an introduction to books that will help you learn how to play the drums. D Mark Agostinelli goes over some of these books.
These are the Top Ten Drum Books for learning how to read and play the drums. Best Drum Playing books. Best Book. Drums Music.