When Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments was first published in 1942 it became an instant classic: the world-class drum method from the world's greatest drummer. Written by Rich and his distinguished collaborator Henry Adler,
the book has been virtually the drummer's bible ever since. This book contains a systematic course for the beginner, and is a great value to the teacher and professional who wishes to increase his knowledge of rudiments.
In addition to the elementary
principles of music, there are eighty-three lessons of exercises and rudiments, twenty-one reading exercises, ten exercises employing rudiments and advanced rhythmic studies. Mr. Rich's ability and genius in the drum world make this book one of the landmarks
of drum literature.
Also available, the book/2-DVD edition - Ted MacKenzie reveals for the first time the Rich-Adler technique as it was intended, making it accessible to all drummers, beginners and advanced alike. DVD I includes demonstrations of all
the basic lessons and rudiments. The lessons are played in non-bounce matched-grip technique, and in bounce traditional-grip technique.
DVD 2 includes live footage of Buddy Rich, plus an exclusive interview with daughter and grandson, Cathy and Nick