This cutting-edge book/CD set introduces acoustic and electronic drummers to the art of performing and creating loop-based music styles. It covers the history and basics of a variety of techno styles including Jungle/Drum'n'Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Trip-Hop, 2-Step, Acid Jazz and Ambient, and is illustrated with sound files as well as notated examples of beats and grooves. The book also includes interviews with prominent techno drummers and provides information about creating breakbeats, using music software to transcribe drum grooves, acoustic drum triggering, using MIDI, and the author's DJ Drummer concept. In addition, the enhanced CD includes a demo version of Sonic Foundry's ACID. ©2004, Book & CD, 96 pages.