THE BIBLE OF LINEAR DRUMMING is an in-depth presentation of the topic for intermediate-advanced students, as well as professional drummers. Playing linear is very much in vogue, and involves a special type of coordination where only one limb plays at any given time. In other words, if you strike the cymbal you don’t strike the snare, torn toms or bass drum concurrently. By mastering each linear pattern in this book you can not only develop the necessary coordination for playing linear, you can also learn patterns that are highly practical for use right through actual performance. Most drummers who play linear also play non-linear as well, frequently the usage of a combination of both techniques at the same time. Therefore, after developing the linear patterns in this book as notated, replay each and feel free to add or accent notes, fail to remember notes, play one of the notes for snare in a ghostly manner, and splash the hi-hat cymbals as you see fit. The cymbal part is written only for the hi-hat, but bring the ride and crash cymbals into play wherever and whenever you think it’s appropriate. In other words, there are no set rules – alter the patterns in any way that best suit your own personal needs and style of playing. There are millions of conceivable linear patterns that can be played between the cymbal, snare and bass drum, but the hundreds of patterns in this Bible must put you well on the road to becoming a true believer. And after completing this study I suggest you try developing your own patterns for playing linear.