This title is a simple, step by step interactive book and CD package. Drummers will find the whole thing they want to know about rock drumming – including beats, licks, fills, solos, and the artists at the back of the music. Complete with an introduction to rock history spanning 1950 to the present, this book includes profiles of drum innovators, together with musical simulations of their individual styles. This easy-to-use guide also includes professional tips on, reading music, stick keep an eye on, buying the best equipment, playing professional-sounding grooves, getting (and keeping) gigs, and more. With interactive exercises, professional audio examples, and practice charts, drummer Eric Starr provides a complete master drumming class with the intention to have readers playing like rock stars very quickly!