LET’S START AT THE BEGINNING…
The first book in the Drum Syllabus Series. Term 1 starts right at the beginning looking at note values and drum voices. Later the book moves into simple rhythmic resolves using both crotchet and quaver grooves. Basic sticking patterns such as singles, doubles and the paradiddle are also covered in Term 1.
Fully Notated Examples of all 77 Exercises.
Every example is clearly notated out using drum notation – NOT TAB!
Detailed Overviews and Descriptions.
The exercises in Term 1 have clear descriptions and instructions on how to execute them correctly.
Manuscript for Notes and Composition.
The ideas studied in The Drum Syllabus Series are just the tip of the iceberg. The manuscript paper provided is there for you to write down your own variations of all of the ideas studied in the syllabus.
A short piece designed to help summarise and review all of the topics covered in the first term. This piece is a great way of checking to see that all the information learnt so far has been retained. Furthermore the summary piece is there to help students see how exercises can be put into context.