The purpose of this book is to provide the student with a comprehensive series of musical rhythms and phrases that will help develop technique, drum set control and provide a steady flow of new ideas to be used for creative musical applications.
As students will be approaching this text from different performance levels, we have included many variations that can be applied to students at any stage of development. The Systems include practical patterns in Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban and Latin Styles. The exercises and phrases provide rhythms for musical growth and creativity within these styles. We have also listed a wide range of possible variations for each section. It is left to the student and instructor to determine which variation will provide the most benefit. We hope these exercises will provide you with countless possibilities for mastery and inspiration.