Essential Rock for the Drumset is a complete study of the rhythms, styles, and techniques of rock drumming. Rather than just a snapshot of a few elements of this huge and complex style, this book offers a deeper look at the many intricacies of this music than what is offered in other publications on the subject. Going beyond a simple survey of a handful of random rock beats, this book demonstrates how hundreds of beats are linked to each other and how they evolve. Also, each unit of study is based on a new skill-set that builds on what was presented in preceding units, so that development and understanding is accomplished in an orderly and organized manner. This avoids the frustration that occurs when a student is given insufficient preparation for new rhythms, techniques and skills.