This fully illustrated, sequential method is meant to be used with a teacher. Fifteen numbered lessons cover everything from the basics of setting up your set and learning basic rhythms, up to learning swing notation and your first rock and jazz styles. The 66-track CD includes demonstration and full backing tracks on every lesson, and the pull-out chart includes a 'groove library' of standard grooves (in drum notation) for handy reference. Pictures of famous drummers appear throughout the book, along with clear photos of every technique. Best of all, this book is compatible with the electric guitar and bass guitar books in the same series, making group learning easy and fun! Author Chris Baker was a student of two well-known American drummers: Ralph Humphries (Frank Zappa, Jean Luc Ponty, etc.) and Joe Porcaro (Toto, Frank Sinatra, and others.) ©2008, Book & CD, 64 pages.