Drumming History, HELP PLEASE


Junior Member
Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you could recommend me any good DVD or books that covers/teaches/explains the history of drumming and how drumming got to today's state?
I just entered college and would like to learn the history of drumming right from scratch. Basically, I want to learn the history of music and how drumming evolved from it?
I know there's books like The Drummer's Bible, and DVDs like Steve Jordan's The Groove Is Here. Anyone has any other recommendations?

Hope to hear from fellow drummers,
Thanks in advance!


Gold Member
Only one that comes to the top of my mind is: Steve Smith's History of the American Beat.
I'm sure there are many others out there.


Senior Member
The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming
The Commandments of R&B Drumming
New Orleans Jazz and Second Line Drumming
The Riley Jazz books

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