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Drum Rudiments: A Simple Approach by Mat Marucci

Mat Marucci is a well-known and respected performer and educator. He has performed with Jimmy Smith, Buddy De Franco, Les McCann, John Tchicai, among many others. As a drummer, his recordings have been popular, and well-received critically. Marucci has authored several books on drumming, and this is one of his finest. Samples of his playing can be heard at

Drum Rudiments: A Simple Approach contains an insightful introduction to drumming and seven lessons. Each lesson is complete, accurate, and a genuine learning experience.

Essentially, this is a book for viewing, and the notes and material employed will be interesting for any person learning to drum. For instance, Lesson 6 discusses and illustrates the Flam and Drag, and degrees of technical difficulty associated with each. Two examples of triple stroke roll are illustrated in clear notation.

Drum Rudiments: A Simple Approach is a short, concise work. Yet, it has all the information any beginning drummer needs to get started. Excellent instructional method.

Additional Info

  • Book Title: Drum Rudiments: A Simple Approach
  • Author: Mat Marucci
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Book Type:: Musical Instruction
  • ISBN: 786672390
  • Rating: Four Stars
  • Number of Pages: 40
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