Cherry Lane Releases Drumcraft
New Book/2-CD Pack Is a Superb Beginner’s Guide to the Kit
MILWAUKEE – 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
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 (02501302) is a great value at just $22.99. For more information or to place an order, please visit
your local music retailer or contact Music Dispatch (www.musicdispatch.com / 800-637-2852).
About Author 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.
About Hal Leonard Corporation
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