BLGM's mission is to promote a love of books and reading to all by offering advice and information needed to help our visitors to find their next favorite book. We regularly create and post so-called listicles (also known as booklists) on various mostly tech-related topics.

Best Drum Books You Must Read

Our list of some of the best Drum books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. 4-Way Coordination: A Method Book for the Development of Complete Independence on the Drum Set (1985)

 Best Drum Books You Must ReadProficiency as a drummer has always come from great hand dexterity. However, with the introduction of modern drumming techniques, it has become increasingly necessary to gain complete independence of both the hands and feet. With various rhythmic exercises in easy-to-read notation, 4-Way Coordination is designed to guide the drummer from simple patterns to advanced polyrhythms. Through the study of this method book, the student will gain invaluable listening skills and techniques that will provide insight to drumming in all styles. #20,058 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Marvin Dahlgren, Elliot Fine

2. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie (2014)

 Best Drum Books You Must ReadA brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh, and break their hearts at the same time. Now with a special note from the author!Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost).He plays drums in the All-City Jazz Band (whose members call him the Peasant), has a crush on the hottest girl in school (who doesn’t even know he’s alive), and is constantly annoyed by his younger brother, Jeffrey (who is cuter than cute – which is also pretty annoying). But when Jeffrey gets sick, Steven’s world is turned upside down, and he is forced to deal with his brother’s illness, his parents’ attempts to keep the family in one piece, his…
Author(s): Jordan Sonnenblick

3. Hal Leonard Drumset Method – Complete Edition: Books 1 & 2 with Video and Audio (2018)

 Best Drum Books You Must Read(Drum Instruction). Designed for anyone just learning to play the drumset, this comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner’s method is based on years of teaching drum students of all ages. This compilation includes both Books 1 and 2, hours of audio tracks for demonstration and play-along, and video lessons by drum master Gregg Bissonette! Lessons in Book 1 include: drum setup & fundamentals * tuning & maintenance * basic music reading * grips & strokes * coordination & basic techniques * basic beats for many styles of music * 8th notes, 16th notes,…
Author(s): Kennan Wylie, Gregg Bissonette

4. Drum Techniques of Led Zeppelin: Note for Note Transcriptions of 23 Classic John Bonham Drum Tracks (1989)

 Best Drum Books You Must ReadJohn Bonham is one of the legends of rock ‘n’ roll, and his drumming style helped to elevate Led Zeppelin to greatness. This revised edition contains 23 of Bonham’s most famous drum transcriptions from his work with the legendary Led Zeppelin. Also included are editor’s notes from each record and note-for-note transcriptions. Titles include: Good Times, Bad Times * Babe I’m Gonna Leave You * Dazed and Confused * Communication Breakdown * Whole Lotta Love * Heartbreaker * Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman) * Immigrant Song * Black Dog * Stairway to Heaven * Misty…
Author(s): Led Zeppelin, Joe Bergamini

5. The Drums of Autumn (1997)

 Best Drum Books You Must ReadCast ashore in the American Colonies, Claire and Jamie Fraser are faced with a bleak choice: return to a Scotland fallen into famine and poverty, or seize the risky chance of a new life in a New World–shadowed by Claire’s knowledge of the coming revolution. Reissue. #18,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #149 in Time Travel Romances #295 in Scottish Historical Romance (Books) #368 in Historical Fantasy (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Diana Gabaldon

6. Queen: Drum Play-Along Volume 29 (2018)

 Best Drum Books You Must Read(Drum Play-Along). The Drum Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the drum should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The charts feature authentic transcriptions based on the original recordings! The lyrics are also included for reference. The audio is available online for download or streaming, and it is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! 8 songs: Another One Bites the Dust * Crazy Little Thing Called Love * Fat Bottomed Girls * Killer Queen * A Kind of Magic * Stone Cold Crazy *…
Author(s): Queen

7. MWPFADS – Fresh Approach To The Drum Set (2010)

 Best Drum Books You Must ReadA Drummer s Guide to: Rock Beats and Fills Hand & Foot Technique Coordination and Independence Reading Music Understanding Song Construction R&B, Jazz, Latin Styles and more!Including: MP3 CD packed with 41 Play-Along Tunes (with and without drums) Featuring World-Renowned Drummer, Stanton Moore! Including over 400 Demonstration Tracks of each of the beats, grooves and fills throughout the book, performed by Donny Gruendler (World Class Drummer, Educator and faculty member at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA!Whether you re a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer, you ll…
Author(s): Mark Wessels

8. A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum (2002)

 Best Drum Books You Must ReadA Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum by Mark Wessels is the most comprehensive method available that simultaneously provides instruction for rhythm reading, technique fundamentals, rudimental training, coordination and musicianship necessary for today s well rounded percussionist! The accompaniment CD makes practicing fun by utilizing percussion instruments and grooves from around the world. Also included in the package is the Vic Firth 40 Essential Rudiments poster PLUS A FREE GETTING OFF TO A GREAT START DVD!The mp3 CD set makes the perfect companion to A Fresh Approach to the…
Author(s): Mark Wessels

9. Simple Songs: The Easiest Easy Drum Songbook Ever (2018)

 Best Drum Books You Must Read(Drum Book). 50 popular songs are presented in this collection of authentic, simple drum transcriptions, including: Another One Bites the Dust (Queen) * Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) * Creep (Radiohead) * Day Tripper (Beatles) * Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) * Fight for Your Right (To Party) (Beastie Boys) * Gimme Some Lovin’ (The Spencer Davis Group) * How You Remind Me (Nickelback) * I Love Rock ‘N Roll (Joan Jett) * Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield) * Kryptonite (3 Doors Down) * Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) * One Headlight (The Wallflowers) * Plush (Stone Temple Pilots) * Rock and Roll All Nite (KISS) * Seven Nation Army (White…
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

10. Alfred’s Drum Method, Bk 1: The Most Comprehensive Beginning Snare Drum Method Ever!, Drum Pack (Book, Pad, & Sticks) (2009)

 Best Drum Books You Must ReadAlfred’s Drum Method has been combined with a pair of sticks and a practice pad to make the ultimate starter kit for aspiring drummers. This title is available in SmartMusic. #1,406,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #8463 in Music Instruction & Study (Books) #402 in Blank Sheet Music #789 in Percussion Instruments (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Dave Black, Sandy Feldstein

Best Drum Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some drum books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Anatomy & physiology for speech, language, and hearing

Author(s): Drumright, David G.; Hudock, Daniel J.; Seikel, John A.
ID: 2466384, Publisher: Plural Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 188 Mb, Format: pdf

The greatest thing in the world: experience the enduring power of love

Author(s): Drummond, Henry
ID: 2672337, Publisher: Baker Book Group, Year: 2020;2010, Size: 277 Kb, Format: mobi

The Drum Motor: The All-Rounder in Modern Unit Handling Conveyor Technology

Author(s): Stefan Hamacher
ID: 2410481, Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; Springer Vieweg, Year: 2020, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

Rate article
Add a comment

;-) :| :x :twisted: :smile: :shock: :sad: :roll: :razz: :oops: :o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :grin: :evil: :cry: :cool: :arrow: :???: :?: :!: