This is a revised e-book edition of a didactic memoir that has earned praise from major recording artists, symphonic musicians, and music-industry leaders. The book contains musical and social commentary; advice; interviews; memories of America, Europe, and the Middle East; and reference material.
Drummers and other musicians, students, parents, baby boomers, and anyone else who enjoys musical stories, tips, and information.
The author is primarily a drum-set player and timpanist. Any image of a drum set should feature Ludwig drums and Paiste cymbals (preferably from the 1960s); no other brands are acceptable. (Visit these companies' Web sites and vintageludwigdrums.com for ideas.) Photos of 18th-century timpani (kettledrums) are equally appropriate. A photomontage will work, provided it is uncluttered and will reproduce well online (Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, et al.).