This book will help players develop hands that are loose, stress free, and ready to play anything that comes to mind. Based on Bill Bachman's popular "Strictly Technique" articles in Modern Drummer magazine, the book is for everyone who plays with sticks, regardless of whether you're focusing primarily on drumset, orchestral percussion, or the rudimental style of drumming. Divided into three main sections - Technique, Top Twelve Rudiments, and Chops Builders - the book is designed to get you playing essential techniques correctly and as quickly as possible. Also includes a bonus section two-hand coordination and independence. This is the Essential Guide for the Modern Drummer.