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New Book/2-CD Pack Is a Superb Beginner’s Guide to the Kit

Cherry Lane Music is pleased to release the latest instructional drum publication from author Andy Ziker. Drumcraft: A Beginner’s Guide to the Drumkit is hot off the press and will be available at NAMM.

Percussive Notes calls Drumcraft “very thorough and well sequenced” and Modern Drummer says it’s “useful and a heck of a lot of fun!” Ziker bases his unique new beginning method on his many years of playing and teaching experience.

The book covers these topics in detail: how to practice; drumset vocabulary; techniques for hands and feet; sticking options; a mathematical approach to reading, writing & playing rhythms; beginning patterns; rock beats & fills; and much more. The two accompanying CDs let students hear all of the examples. They are playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so Mac & PC users can adjust the recordings to any tempo without changing the pitch – perfect for learning!

Drumcraft is a great value at just $22.99 and is available online today through the Drummer Cafe.

About Andy Ziker

Andy Ziker has been drumming for nearly three decades. He has published articles in Modern Drummer and Drum!, and for the websites drummercafe.com and onlinedrummer.com. He has authored the instructional books Drumscapes, Drum Aerobics, Daily Drum Warm-Ups and Drumset for Preschoolers. Ziker graduated from the music program at Arizona State University and lives in Gilbert, AZ, where he teaches, plays with several musical groups, and works as a freelance musician.