Essentials for the Advancing Drums (Perc) Player


Below is a list of recommended etude/technical books for the drums (percussion) — some of the “Essentials for the Advancing Drums (Percussion) Player.” They include many tried and true studies in sound production, technique, articulation, musicianship, etc. All of the literature/books itemized here can be purchased from Art’s Music Shop.

Also included here are some famous drums (percussion) artists with a corresponding recording that you may listen to. You can find many other recordings by these artists and more on YouTube, including master classes.

Just for fun, at the bottom, we’ve added some names of notable celebrities that have played the drums (percussion).

Drums (Percussion) Literature


Composer/Arranger

Cirone

Title

Portraits in Rhythm for Percussion

ALF.00-HAB00101 (94-3107-3)

portraits in rhythm cirone

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$12.99

Composer/Arranger

Goldenberg/ed. Cirone

Title

Modern School for Snare Drum

ALF.00-0714B (94-3104-0)

modern school for snare drum-goldenberg

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$21.99

Composer/Arranger

Peters

Title

Intermediate Snare Drum Studies

TY.TRY1064

intermediate snare drum studies-peters

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$15.95

Composer/Arranger

Stone

Title

Stick Control for Snare Drum

ALF.00-32749 (94-3143-8)

stick control-stone

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$11.99

Composer/Arranger

Wessels

Title

Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum

WMP (94-3115-6)

fresh approach to snare drum-wessels

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$16.95


Percussion Artists for Listening

 on YouTube

Louie Bellson


Martin Grubinger


Gene Krupa


Neil Peart


Buddy Rich


Ed Shaughnessy