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For Snare Drum! Learn new rhythms!
Sight Reading Complete for Drummers
by Mike Prestwood

Explore rhythm, notation, technique, and musicianship! These three books cover it all! Use this thorough and balanced exploration to fine tune your timing and sight reading abilities. The practical approach used is aimed at both beginners and advanced players.

SRC Bundle: All 3 Volumes
Includes all three volumes (1, 2, & 3).
175 total pages (68 lessons,
4 warm up routines, 5 chop builder
systems, and 9 solos)


  • 175 Pages (book 1=61 pages, 2=53 pages, 3= 61 pages)

    • 68 lessons

    • 4 warm up routines

    • 5 Accent Pattern Chop Builder Pages

    • 9 Solos

  • 1,141 downloadable MP3 files to play along with - Awesome system, improve your timing!

Modern Drummer Review

September 2012 Issue

Reviewed in this month's modern drummmer by Robin Tolleson.

Volume 1 is the ideal teaching tool to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance! Volume 1 uses orchestral snare as a precursor to playing drum set, rudimental snare, timbales, or any other percussion instrument that uses drumsticks. $14.95 SRP

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(YouTube Video ID=DYZ9A6MPOq0)

Volume 2 is intended for intermediate and advanced players and completes the exploration of rhythms found commonly in music. Use volumes 1 & 2 to fine tune and maintain your timing. $14.95 SRP

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(YouTube Video ID=ZPAyJVKkx64)

Volume 3 explores advanced rhythms and concepts that most drummers never explore including duplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, septuplets, alternative notation, flat flams, polyrhythms, switching beat duration, rhythmic mnemonics, advanced time signatures, mixed rhythm accent patterns, and more. $14.95 SRP

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(YouTube Video ID=g5V5xruO_9o)

Topics Covered:
Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3
  • Essential Rhythms

  • 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 4/8, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8, and cut time

  • Introduction to Reading Music

  • Technique

  • Tempo and Beat Grouping

  • Closed, Single, and Open Rolls

  • Flams, Ruffs, Triplets

  • Dynamics, Accents, and Repeats

  • 2 Warm Up Routines

  • 1 Page Accent Chop Builder

  • 6 Solos

  • Advanced Rhythm

  • 5/4, 5/8, 7/8, 3/16, 5/8, 7/8, 11/8, 4/16, 5/16, and 15/16

  • Switching Beat Group

  • Timing Exercises

  • Quarter Note Triplets

  • 6’s and 16th Note Triplets

  • Legato Accents & Rim Shots

  • Staccato Crush Roll

  • Triple Stroke Roll

  • Warm Up Set 2

  • 16th and Triplet Accent Patterns

  • 2 Solos

  • Uncommon Rhythms

  • Advanced Time Signatures

  • Alternative Notation

  • Sticking Styles

  • Duplets, Quadruplets, Quintuplets, and Septuplets

  • 9s, 10s, 11s, and 12s

  • Odd Tuples

  • 32nd Note Singles

  • Flat Flams & Polyrhythms

  • Advanced Warm Up Routine

  • Mixed Rhythm Accents

  • 1 Solo

About Each Lesson

  • Advanced players and professionals will find the fast-paced and complete exploration of their craft valuable during their entire career. Use these lessons to maintain your chops, timing, and sight-reading abilities and to fill in holes in your education.

  • Each lesson is as complete as possible and as independent from the other lessons as reasonable. You will find yourself returning to various lessons over and over throughout your career. You will find many of the lessons to be excellent reference sources including such lessons as repeats, dynamics, tempo, etc. that cover the topic completely.

  • Professionals can use this series to fine tune their timing and sight reading abilities and to fill in holes in their education. You can improve your playing by practicing a few exercises from these three books daily.

  • Students will enjoy the even pace and clear explanations.

  • Download and play each lesson along with the the MP3 audio files. Nearly every lesson has play along audio files available at various tempos that are suitable for the denseness of the rhythms.

SRC Bundle: All 3 Volumes
Includes all three volumes (1, 2, & 3).
175 total pages (68 lessons,
4 warm up routines, 5 chop builder
systems, and 9 solos)

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