Now with CD accompaniment! This unique method starts students out on theentire drumset and teaches them the basics in the shortest amount of ti me. Book 1 covers basic 4- and 5-piece set-ups, grips and sticks, reading and improvisation, coordination of hands and feet, and features a variety of contemporary and basic rhythm patterns with exercise breakdowns for each. Book 2 continues instruction with more improvisation exercises,playing triplets, flams and flam beats, practical musicianship tips, eq uipment selection and many more techniques and skills. The accompanying CDs feature demonstrations of the exercises.