Posts in category: Drum Books

Essential Drum Books: Gary Chaffee’s “Patterns: Time Functioning”

Gary Chaffee is one of the world’s most influential drum educators. His students include a dazzling array of well-knowns, including Vinnie Colaiuta, Jonathan Mover, JR Robinson, Joey Kramer, Todd Sucherman, Steve Smith and many others. His 4 book “Patterns” series is probably the work he is best known for. I have worked out of many […]


9 Important Drum Books Available on Kindle

Recently I bought a Kindle. I avoided doing so for a while. But just as I had resisted moving from my massive CD collection to streaming at first, I eventually relented. I can’t remember the last time I picked up a CD or played one. I have a lot of books and I started to […]


15 Drum Books for Intermediate and Advanced Drummers

Rick's Licks Rick Gratton

I am a drum book freak. I love drum instruction books and I always have. From the moment I discovered the idea that learning to read music would open up a world of drumming information and learning, I was hooked. BANG! The Drum School has a huge library of drum instruction books. Below are some […]


Top 10 Drum Books and Videos for Beginner Drummers

Dave Weckl How to Develop Technique

Alright everyone. Here’s my top ten. I’m guessing this may spark some debate, and think that’s fine, so feel free to let me know your thoughts. Syncopation This book, written by Ted Reed, is very versatile. I use it with beginners to teach them to read rhythmic notation, but it has many other applications for […]