Your'e first 2 or 3 lesson books

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
piggybacking off of @Stroman 's post about his early drum book....

what were your first memorable lesson books? First year of drum lessons was 1976

for me it was:;
1. Wilcoxin 150 rudimental solos

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2. Carmine Appice's Realistic Rock

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3. the Logical Approach to Snare Drum


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and the classic NARD 26 Rudiments sheet

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jda

Well-known Member
1968/9
still have it
classical and etudes and the 26 rude's.
and it was is the Advanced one;
It's really beautiful inside. Need an instructor cause there's no directions Just notes pages of
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Never had another book until 1975
snare and tympani, ..Cirone, Firth, Podemski..
set books the Independent Drummer . Patterns, Chaffee; some other single papers
 
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RickP

Gold Member
Pictured are the three books I started with .
My first teacher has me using the Max Abrams book - he was British and this was a book he started all his students with . Not sure it is still in print .

Next up was the great book Stick Control by George Stone - I still use this hook to this day .

Syncopation another great book that I still use to this day .

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Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
Going back a long time ago to my youth these were some of them I remember.
  • Stick Control
  • Haskell Harr Drum Method for band
  • Syncopation
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
Actually, it's "Your."

holy crap...I didn't even notice that till ow...what a dumb a$$ I am!!!

the kids have a running joke in drumline at my high school (b/c I write fast and miss spell a lot in rehearsal) : "Spelling Doesn't Count In Drumline"

so everyone here is now a part of that world
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
Pictured are the three books I started with .
My first teacher has me using the Max Abrams book - he was British and this was a book he started all his students with . Not sure it is still in print .

Next up was the great book Stick Control by George Stone - I still use this hook to this day .

Syncopation another great book that I still use to this day .

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yeah...Stick Control was actual my very first via my dad...
 

jda

Well-known Member
here's an example page from the Rubank Advanced Method for Drums.

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page 16 to be exact.

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BobC

Member
holy crap...I didn't even notice that till ow...what a dumb a$$ I am!!!

the kids have a running joke in drumline at my high school (b/c I write fast and miss spell a lot in rehearsal) : "Spelling Doesn't Count In Drumline"

so everyone here is now a part of that world
I'm sorry to tell you, I was an English major, and I'm a writer, so I see every spelling gaffe. No offense intended.
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Yeah when I had my first teacher he got me Stick Control and Syncopation, have had those since 1999. I've never really used syncopation at all (aside from when I was teaching) but Stick Control I come back to, mainly the tuplets in the end are fun to jam out to.

My next book I got was in college I took lessons again and got Art of Bop Drumming, around 2005. It was a good book but I haven't worked out of it much.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
I'm sorry to tell you, I was an English major, and I'm a writer, so I see every spelling gaffe. No offense intended.

not offended at all...I was typing fast and sort of distracted when I started the thread, so that was the result
 

Stroman

Platinum Member
Nice thread idea!

It was a loooong time ago, but these are ones I remember or still have:

School Lessons-
*Stick Control
*Haskell Harr
*Syncopation

Private Lessons (drum set)
*Drummer's Cookbook
*Realistic Rock
*Advanced Techniques for the Modern
Drummer
 

Al Strange

Platinum Member
First 2 books were:
Joel Rothman’s “Play Rock ‘n Roll Drums”
“Buddy Rich’s Modern interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments”
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
Long enough ago that I don't remember. But the one JDA posted looked vaguely familiar, so I looked around a bit and found these too:

and

That could have been the progression. They were first published in 1940 and 1946.
 
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