First published in paperback in 1992, READING RHYTHM is the most comprehensive rhythmic reading textbook in the galaxy!
Within its 159 pages you will find a wealth of sight-reading exercises which include audio play-along links to ensure you are on track and in time.
This book is a must-have for every drummer and music student. In fact, any musician or music teacher that is serious about developing sight-reading skills needs to get a copy!
Beginners will find this as a perfect resource as it commences with Whole Notes (Semibreves). It then systematically progresses all the way to Thirty-Second Notes (Demi-Semiquavers).
Drummers are able to develop their coordination by applying the written rhythms to the ostinato patterns found on pages 156 & 157. This makes READING RHYTHM much more than just a reading book.
A wonderful section on syncopation is provided which explores all the Latin and Jazz phrases (pages 93 - 103).
For those wanting to go deeper, polyrhythms are explored in pages 146 - 151, including 2 over 3, 4 over 3, 4 over 5, 4 over 7, 3 over 5 and 3 over 7.
After many years as a professional drummer and educator in Sydney, Australia, I am happy that this book is finally available as a low cost eBook that can travel with you wherever you go.
Wishing everyone a happy learning experience.
This is much more than a reading book. It explores the endless possibilities and beauty of rhythm in a thorough and methodical way.