Joel Rothman's Basic Drumming is an all in one drum method for beginner to intermediate students. Obviously, no one study can contain the total requirements of every private teacher saddled with tailoring a course of instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. Still, the book presents a wealth of highly organized material on a broad range of topics essential to the initial development of a well-rounded set player. Teachers should find sufficient exercises on most areas of drumming which they find necessary to teach. This edition has been greatly expanded by forty pages to include marching cadences, as well as some drum charts. Also, there are additional pages in the sections dealing with technique, rock, jazz, and Latin rhythms.