Lending Library.

Welcome to the drum&ink lending library, the resources below are available for you to borrow, no fees as long as books come back in one piece. Trashed/non-returned books will be charged at cost of replacement. If you have resources you would like to donate to be shared amongst the local drum community these would be gratefully received.

1001 Drum Grooves.

Steve Mansfield

“This book presents 1,001 drumset beats played in a variety of musical styles, past and present. It's ideal for beginners seeking a well-organized, easy-to-follow encyclopedia of drum grooves, as well as consummate professionals who want to bring their knowledge of various drum styles to new heights.”

Introducing Drum Kit.

Trinity College London.

“Taking drummers through the early steps of learning drum kit notation via a series of simple exercises and performance pieces; this book contains play-alongs, solos and duets suitable for use in individual practice, lessons and for school performances. The accompanying CD provides appropriate supporting backing tracks/teacher's part for each stage. Great preparation for Trinity College London drum kit examinations.”

Initial to grade 2 Drum Kit.

Trinity College London.

“Everything a drummer needs to prepare for the performance and technical work components of Trinity drum kit exams in 2020 2023. Encompassing a wider range of styles than ever before, the syllabus allows candidates to follow distinct stylistic pathways — jazz, funk, Latin, musical theatre — with all performance pieces at this level specifically written for the syllabus by leading drum kit educators and performers. Performance notes are included for each piece, along with new rudiments and technical work exercises for each grade, and backing tracks are included as a free download.”

Drum Kit 1 (Grades 1&2).

Trinity College London.

“Trinity College London: Drum Kit 1 (Grades 1 & 2) With CD 2014-2019 contains Drum Kit pieces and exercises for Grades 1 and 2 from the Trinity College London Drum Kit Syllabus 2014-2019.”

Drum Kit 2 (Grades 3&4).

Trinity College London.

“Trinity College London: Drum Kit 2 (Grades 3 & 4) With CD 2014-2019 contains Drum Kit pieces and exercises for Grades 3 and 4 from the Trinity College London Drum Kit Syllabus 2014-2019.”

Drum Kit 3 (Grades 5&6).

Trinity College London.

“Trinity College London: Drum Kit 3 (Grades 5 & 6) With CD 2014-2019 contains Drum Kit pieces and exercises for Grades 5 and 6 from the Trinity College London Drum Kit Syllabus 2014-2019.”

Drum Kit 4 (Grades 7&8).

Trinity College London.

“Trinity College London: Drum Kit 4 (Grades 7 & 8) With CD 2014-2019 contains Drum Kit pieces and exercises for Grades 7 and 8 from the Trinity College London Drum Kit Syllabus 2014-2019.”

Raise The Bar: Graded Reptoire for Drum Kit (Grades1 -2).

Trinity College London.

“Raise the Bar brings together the most popular pieces from past Trinity exam syllabuses and enhances them with informative teaching notes. Each book contains an attractive and varied selection that will help drummers expand their repertoire and discover more music from different styles and genres. Backing and/or demo tracks are included for the accompanied pieces as free audio downloads.”

Sound at Sight: sight reading pieces for Drum Kit (book 1: Grades 1-4).

Trinity College London.

“This book offers a wealth of approachable and attractive sight reading pieces which are carefully graded to match Trinity Guildhall's requirements: invaluable practice material for all drummers at this stage and vitalpreparation for Trinity Guildhall examinations.”

Sound at Sight: sight reading pieces for Drum Kit (book 2: Grades 5-8).

Trinity College London.

“This book offers a wealth of approachable and attractive sight reading pieces which are carefully graded to match Trinity Guildhall's requirements: invaluable practice material for all drummers at this stage and vitalpreparation for Trinity Guildhall examinations.”

Unpitched Aural Specimen tests for Drum Kit (Grades 1-8).

Trinity College London.

“This book aims to help teachers prepare their students for the unpitched aural section of Trinity College London drum kit examinations. It contains specimen examples of the four tests given for each grade.

The four tests given for each grade are designed to develop the candidate's abilities in the fields of musical perception, discrimination, memory understanding and analysis. The tests are carefully graded from application of basicskills to more advanced understanding.”

200 Paradiddle Exercises For Drums.

Serkan Suer.

“Paradiddles are essential patterns for any drummer who wants to expand their vocabulary and drum technique. They form a fundamental part of any drummer’s musical language and are an essential rudiment. 200 Paradiddle Exercises For Drums examines the four most common paradiddle-based drum rudiment patterns and combines them into over 200 meaningful exercises, drum beats and fills. You’ll also learn how to combine paradiddle patterns to create unlimited useful phrases on drums.”

Drum Rudiments & Musical Aplication.

Serkan Suer.

“Drum Rudiments are sticking combinations that form the basis of every beat, ride pattern, fill and solo. They are at the very core of everything that can be played on drums. As well as mastering each essential rudiment through clear notation and detailed descriptions, you will also learn to apply each rudiment in a musical context. Every one is used as the basis of both a drum groove and an exciting fill so you can immediately bring new rudiments into your own playing and conquer new music.”

Rudiment Grooves For Drum Set.

Rick Considine.

“Turn those standard 26 rudiments into mind-blowing groovers, fills and solos.
All that rhythmic sophistication you hear in the playing of great drummers can easily be broken down into its basic elements: the rudiments. Rudiments are the drum language, a basic vocabulary of rhythms that drummers arrange and rearrange when they play grooves, solos and fills. This book shows you how to apply the rudiments to the drum set in all styles of music. When you start combining the hands and feet, orchestrating different parts of the rudiments between the various drums and cymbals on your set, you'll start to make inspired music.”

The Language of Drumming Book: A System for Musical Expression.

Benny Greb.

“Including and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the same name, Benny here brings forth a wealth of practice material for drummers of all styles and levels, presented in a beautifully illustrated book with a timeless, classic look.”

Groove Alchemy.

Stanton Moore.

“Stanton Moore presents transcriptions and performances of some of the most important drum grooves in history, breaks them down to their basic elements, describes the way they developed, and shows you how to learn from the past and develop your own complete vocabulary for creating new funk grooves and patterns.”

Take It To The Street.

Stanton Moore.

“In this book, the reader will learn about the history of street beats, second-line, and the Mardi Gras Indians as well as the importance of clave to New Orleans drumming.”

Odd Time Reading Text.

Louis Belson.

“Now a standard in music education literature, this in-depth study takes the fear out of playing in time signatures other than 4/4. In a methodical manner, this book aids in rounding out any player's rhythmic and reading vocabulary. Perfect for all musicians wanting to play odd times with ease.”

Hip Hop House New Jack swing Hip Hop House Soca House.

Bill Elder.

“This fantastic book covers all the newest styles and beats and links them to the roots of swing, bop, and the many regional blues and shuffles born in America. There are over 150 patterns and 99 tracks on the accompanying CD that clearly demonstrate every style, and each example gradually expands into more involved and useful beats.”

Riddim: Claves Of African Origin.

Billy Martin.

“Billy Martin, aka illy B, is a remarkable drummer, visual artist, and label owner who has successfully carved out his own musical path. As the organic beat-maker for Medeski, Martin & Wood, Martin has successfully blended world-music cultures in to his own unique style. The claves in this book open up rhythmic subdivisions, substitutions, and a much wider vocabulary to draw upon than just playing static beats. Call them systems, bell patterns, or claves, but be assured that there is much freedom to be gained from owning these riddims.”

Mark Guiliana: Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset.

Mark Guiliana.

“Mark presents a complete system to answer these questions. The book follows a system entitled D.R.O.P.: Dynamics, Rate, Orchestration and Phrasing. Mark pulls apart and addresses each of these building blocks individually, presenting rhythmic concepts that will expand your ability to call on different rhythmic rates and subdivisions on command, move them around the kit freely, and ultimately be able to phrase them in exciting and sometimes complex ways that sound like polyrhythms and metric modulations but are actually constructed upon a solid foundation of drumming basics.”

Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer.

Jim Chapin.

“Coordinated independence as applied to Jazz and Be-Bop. The original book that revolutionized drumming, from one of the undisputed jazz drumming legends Jim Chapin, the man who defined the art of modern drumming independenceand took it to new levels. The book contains exercises and solos of varying levels of difficulty that are a test for even the most accomplished drummers. Now available with two CDs of demonstration tracks by Chapin himself.”

Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer.

Ted Reed.

“Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer is one of the most versatile and practical works ever written for drums. Created exclusively to address syncopation, it has earned its place as a standard tool for teaching beginning drummers syncopation and strengthening reading skills. This book includes many accented eighths, dotted eighths and sixteenths, eighth-note triplets and sixteenth notes for extended solos. In addition, teachers can develop many of their own examples from it.”

Red Hot Rhythm Method.

Chad Smith.

“This book and CD package contains all the beats, grooves, and fills Chad plays on the video/DVD tutor as well as play along charts and drum TAB versions of the Chili Peppers' tunes.”

An Introduction to Bebop Drumming

Eric A. Binder.

Introductory Rudimental Snare Solos.

Eric A.Binder.

10 Comping Etudes For Jazz Drum Set vol 1.

Eric A.Binder.

3/4 Rudimentary Rundown.

Eric A.Binder.

“This is a book utilizing the standard PAS (Percussive Arts Society) rudiments. I’ve phrased the rudiments in 3/4 time, with a foot ostinato.”

10 Snare Drum Etudes For Improvisation Volume 1.

Eric A. Binder

“This is a snare drum etude book that uses rudimental jazz vocabulary to create snare drum solos meant to begin students on their journey to gaining greater facility necessary to improvise in a jazz setting. This is the first book of the series so it is approachable for any drummer. In the later volumes, there will be more dense jazz vocabulary in the style of Philly Joe, Art Blakey, and many others.”

10 Snare Drum Etudes For Improvisation Volume 2.

Eric A.Binder.

Rock School Drums: grade 3.

Rock School.

“For Rockschool's 2018-2024 Drums series, Rockschool have commissioned arrangements of titles reflecting popular music's rich heritage in all its forms and have tailored each piece to make it exactly right for the grade. You can also use titles from Rockschool's Classics series as part of the syllabus.”

Drum Circle: A Guide to World Percussion.

Chalo Eduardo and Frank Kumor.

“Drum Circle: A Guide To World Percussion appears to be written for music and social studies teachers and drum enthusiasts looking to bring new ideas into their playing. The authors cover 28 different instruments, grouping similar instruments together in single chapters. The format for each chapter is consistent, beginning with interesting historical and origin factoids. Tuning and playing position are then discussed prior to demonstrating the performance technique. Close to 90 black-and-white photographs aptly demonstrate playing position and technique.”

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