Anyone interested in playing the drumset can pick up this well-paced, comprehensive method and get started right away. Beginning concepts include stick techniques, snare drum rudiments, accents, dynamics, and reading drumset music. Intermediate topics include triplets, swing eighths, shuffle beats, the flam and drag, advanced rudiments, and practical topics for building endurance. The book concludes with advanced techniques such as multiple-bounce rolls, sixteenth-note funk beats, advanced sixteenth-note coordination, a system for creating drum fills, and examples in blues, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and jazz styles. Whether you are just starting to learn drumset, or are an advanced player looking to improve your playing, this is the only book you will ever need. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples and for playing along is included.