The purpose of this book is to provide a structured method for practicing the 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments. Presented in five sections, each focuses on a limited number of rudiments drawn from the roll, paradiddle, flam, and drag categories. Each section consists of six etudes and concludes with a summary etude containing all rudiments utilized up to that point in the book. Tempo markings have been omitted to facilitate the needs of individual students.
All etudes are written in a 2/4 meter and roll rudiments are written in a binary (16th note) fashion, allowing figures to be presented in a consistent manner throughout the book. Similar material using varying meters and roll bases can easily be found in many other books, such as John Pratt’s 14 Modern Contest Solos, Charley Wilcoxon’s All-American Drummer, and Mitchell Peters’s Odd Meter Rudimental Etudes.