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Old 10-19-2018, 06:39 PM
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Is there a good book that covers all of the rudiments (drum setups, the different types of drums and sizes etc) but also has some good exercises taking me from a beginner to intermediate or so?
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:43 PM
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Try Rick Mattingly/Rod Morgenstein's The Drum Set Musician.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:45 PM
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Oh and by the way, I'm more of a rock/metal guy, if that helps.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Beginner's book?

You won't find one book that covers everything.

Are you a complete beginner?

Do you read?

Do you understand basic technique, posture etc...?

Do you have teacher?

Beginner and intermediate can mean many things. So much about learning an instrument is about tone, time, feel, plahying with others and having a general understanding of music. If you have previous experience playing music on another instrument, preferrably in a group, the path would be quite different from if you don't.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:18 PM
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I've seen recent advertisements for a beginner book on Drumeo.com if you are familiar with their Youtube page.
Also, Carter McLean will be coming out with a book very soon, though I am not certain if that one is geared toward beginners.
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Is there a good book that covers all of the rudiments (drum setups, the different types of drums and sizes etc) but also has some good exercises taking me from a beginner to intermediate or so?
BTW: rudiments (in drum parlance)refers to playing drums not the basics of drum set ups, etc..
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:06 PM
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https://www.drumeo.com/beginner-book/
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The style of music you want to play doesn't matter. There aren't rock rudiments, jazz rudients, hip-hop rudiments, etc. The rudiments will help you free up your limb independence and better communicate your thoughts to your hands.

There are numerous good books. The one I used when studying was Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments. If you seek out a teacher, they will tell you what book they teach from if they do, and will be able to go over any questions/issues/techniques that a book won't be able to answer.
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Try Rick Mattingly/Rod Morgenstein's The Drum Set Musician.
I second that + Ted Reed's Syncopation.
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Well, not really a book per se. But try finding a competent TEACHER. Don’t spend more $$$ on gear, spend it on private lessons. You’d be surprised how fast you get where you want to go with one.
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Is there a good book that covers all of the rudiments (drum setups, the different types of drums and sizes etc) but also has some good exercises taking me from a beginner to intermediate or so?
"Rudiments" are not for beginners (we are talking about 40 rudiments, right?), many of the books recommended here for you does not fit your profile (of beginner) at all. Best advise is find a GREAT teacher (you¨ll have to search, because the opposite is the norm), as Bo Eder and Oddd-Arne said.
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The great books helped me a lot at the start - Alfred's drum method and Alfred's drum set method. Absolutely perfect books for beginners. They did for me exactly what you want - took me from beginner to... I'd say pre-intermediate. But I took about 10 lessons with a teacher before I started them. And I was able to play all XX-bar exercises of Syncopation book (except accents). However, Alfred's drum method have examples from Syncopation, so you can just start with it.

BTW, those books are available in iTunes with audio examples right next to exercises, which helped me a lot (I used it on iPad).
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Here are the two books my teacher used to teach me and I still use for my own students. They are a bit older and not easy to find, but if you do, they are worth it.

Snare - Ludwig Drum Method

https://www.amazon.com/Ludwig-Drum-M...40_&dpSrc=srch

Drumset - Today's Sounds For Drumset

https://www.steveweissmusic.com/prod...rumset-methods
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Possibly a bit pricy, and you need to read French, but this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...erie+integrale
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