The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming

This "prequel" to The Commandments of R&B Drumming delves into the rhythm and blues of the 1940s and 1950s, an era when shuffles ruled the airwaves and modern groove playing was in its infancy.

The Commandments of R&B Drumming

The Commandments of R&B Drumming is a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming, from soul to funk to hip-hop. Topics include practice tips, developing the funky bass drum and hi-hat, and creating and playing with loops.


The Commandments of R&B Drumming Play-Along

Featuring 14 of the funkiest tunes in such styles as gospel, blues, soul, funk, go-go, new jack swing, and hip-hop, this play-along package chronologically documents the evolution of R&B drumming from the 1950s through the late '90s.

The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle

The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle is the first book dedicated exclusively to learning about and playing the half-time shuffle. Gain insight and wisdom from Zoro, and master the language of the triplet—the foundation of all shuffles.


The Big Gig

The Big Gig is the first book that describes the inner workings of the highly competitive music industry as seen through the eyes of a world-renowned and highly successful musician.


About Zoro:

As one of the world’s most respected musicians, Zoro has sat on the drummer’s throne commanding some of the most famous stages in the world of rock and R&B music. Z (as he is known to friends) has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The New Edition, Jody Watley, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, Angie Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Sean Lennon, Lisa Marie Presley, Tommy Walker, Lincoln Brewster, Phil Keaggy, Barlow Girl, and many others.