I picked up Carter McClean's new book, "Drumset: Concepts and Creativity," after reading that it was voted top drum book by Modern Drummer magazine. It came in the mail today...and I must admit that I'm underwhelmed, less-that-impressed. It features and exercise called The Kaleid. oscope. Its a series of single stokes on the snare while you make various accents with various stickings. As you progress, you put in the hi hat and bass drum. Okay, so? Now, I might be off the mark. There may be something I don't realize. So, I'll not say, This book sucks. I'm waiting for someone to enlighten me.