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
Portraits in Rhythm for Percussion
Modern School for Snare Drum
Percussion Artists for Listening
that have played the
Johnny Carson (Tonight Show)
Walter Payton (NFL)