Book 1: An excellent beginning method with clear, concise explanations and photos of traditional and matched grips. Primarily focusing on snare drum, this text also contains a generous amount of material for bass drum, cymbals, triangle and mallet instruments. In addition, it utilizes multiple percussion solos and duets to teach musicianship and reinforce performance techniques.
Book 2: Includes a wide variety of very playable material that challenges students with changes of style, dynamics and multi-percussion situations. It develops a strong foundation for musical sensitivity and finesse through multiple percussion solos, comprehensive mallet studies, ensembles and time signature studies.