After much consideration I ordered some books to help me. Stick control, Jim Chapin's book, International Drum Rudiments, The New Breed, SYNCOPATION. I'm confused not all drummers agree on how to drum. The number one thing I got out of all these books is they are selling books. Can't even agree on how to hold a stick. To me playing the drums is being free to play how YOU want to play. Some may disagree.