Play Drum Kit, Timpani & Percussion (Book 2)

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Ben Garraway & Lee Stanley

General Info

Year 2019
Publisher:Lindsay Music
Level: Grade 3-4


A complete lesson course for drumkit, snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion. The book is best suited to be used with a teacher who can advise on technique. The CD has backing tracks to accompany some of the exercises and for most of the pieces.
Styles covered are rock, jazz and folk. The book contains practice exercises, solo pieces and ensemble pieces


This series of books started life as a collection of lessons for percussion students and slowly took shape, becoming an entire scheme of work for beginners through to advanced level students. Each page is designed to be a simple structured lesson, and explores a new technique or style for modern percussionist.
Each module starts with the snare drum and continues with the drum kit, tuned percussion and timpani section.
Most new rhythms are introduced the snare drum section, so it may be a good idea to start with this before moving on to the other sections. If you finish each module before starting on the next one, you will progress through the book in an easy step-by-step way.


Module 3 Snare Drum
Module 3 Drum Kit
Module 3 Tuned Percussion
Module 3 Timpani

Additional Resources

Axel F - Percussion Ensemble
Planet Blues - Percussion Ensemble
I Got You (I Feel Good) - Percussion Ensemble
Samba Batucada (Garraway) - Percussion Ensemble
Black Ops March - Percussion Quartet
Cantaloupe Island - Percussion Ensemble


Teacher's Review

Book 2 is an inspirational teaching resource that has helped enthuse and inspire my students. The pieces are all thoughtfully written and keep the drummer interested, and the backing tracks are excellent. The exercises are clear, concise, and help aid progress greatly, there is no needless waffle. I’m looking forward to using some of the Percussion Ensemble pieces next term, they look brilliant! A thoroughly worthwhile purchase overall and one that will be incredibly useful and aid teaching greatly. by Dave Hughes Freelance Drummer and teacher at Pocklington School and Scarborough College

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