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Video Excerpts From the Toolbox DVD
The Absolute Method For Beginning Snare Drum

In the Book . . .

  • Instructions on set-up & tuning your snare drum
  • Ten lessons covering reading, stroke types, cut time, triple meter, rudiments, and more
  • 20 solos and 11 duets, each focused on the material for each lesson
  • Fun "Eye-Q Review" tests at the end of each lesson
  • Chop-Builders Page
  • The "15 Toolbox Essential Rudiments"
  • Five rudiment solos each focusing on (3) rudiments
  • A two-page "Grand Finale" solo

Included on the DVD . . .

  • Video instruction for each lesson in the "Toolbox"
  • An interview with Scott Brown detailing classroom format
  • Video instruction on the nine "Toolbox" percussion instruments with Dr. Julie Hill
  • Two play-along tracks (mp3's at two tempos) for every solo & duet
  • 62 mp3 "Groove Tracks" diverse in styles and tempos for practice
  • 26 mp3 Stick-Click metronome tempos
  • Over 40 pages of additional exercises, the PAS 40 Rudiments, instructions on how to build a classroom practice pad and a percussion ensemble in printable PDF format
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    Walter Riesenberg Director of Percussion Studies Grove City High School

  • The Snare Drummer’s Toolbox is a unique, multimedia resource for today’s beginning percussionist. The book and DVD present fundamental musical concepts in a fun and interactive way for students of all ages. This method book is not only a great tool for the student but also a useful resource for today’s music educator.
    Ryan Frost / Percussion Educator / WV University

  • I purchased your new "Drummers Toolbox" this fall for use at our middle school.  The book is absolutely fantastic!  I have sung its praises to any who would listen..... it has been a great tool for working with our young percussionists that I wish I had possessed years ago.  Keep up the good work!
    Dan McGuire / Director of Percussion Science High School / Johnson City, TN