Category Archives: Publications

Year-end Sale!

Now through the end of 2014 my self-published books, “Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum for the Advanced Drummer” and “Quicksteps and Drum Beatings,”  will be on sale for just $5 each! The first is a collection of original solos I’ve written over the years and the second contains selections from Bruce and Emmett’s “The Drummer’s and Fifer’s Guide,” a Civil War-era publication first published in 1862. Two great gift ideas for any drummer, young or old. Get yours today!


Holiday Sale

Earlier this year I self-published two books, “Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum for the Advanced Drummer” and “Quicksteps and Drum Beatings.” Now through Christmas I will be selling these for $5 each. The first is a collection of original solos I’ve written over the years and the second contains selections from Bruce and Emmett’s “The Drummer’s and Fifer’s Guide,” a Civil War-era publication first published in 1862. Either would make a great gift for the holidays for any drummer, young or old. So what are you waiting for? Buy one!


My Library

For anyone interested, I’ve added a page listing my percussion library with links to most of the material. A lot of useful studies, solos, method books and more for the new and experienced percussionist.
My Library


Strube’s Drum and Fife Instructor Available Online

“Strube’s Drum and Fife Instructor” by Gardiner A. Strube (1869) has proven rather elusive to find online. But thanks to the diligence of Will Chappell, a PDF has finally been found. Download it here and enjoy.


Second Book Now Available

My second self-published book is now available for purchase. “Quicksteps and Drum Beatings” contains 33 selections from Bruce and Emmett’s “Drummer’s and Fifer’s Guide,” first published in 1862. While its use during the Civil War was probably not common, it does offer a glimpse at the rudimental stylings of the post-Civil War late 1800’s. These arrangements are recommended for beginner to intermediate students.

Available at TheBookPatch.com for $7.95.

Also, please note that I’ve found a less expensive printing service allowing me to lower the price from $10.95 to $7.95 for my first book, “Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum for the Advanced Drummer.”


New Book

I am pleased to announce the self-publication of my first book, “Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum for the Advanced Drummer.” It contains 8 original solos and 2 traditional solos from the Civil War era, “Downfall of Paris” and “Three Camps.” It is available for purchase here for $7.95 plus shipping.

I am also working on two other books, the first of which will be ready soon. The second is for marching drumlines and will be available this summer.


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