MIKE'S METHOD BOOKS
Beat This breaks down playing the drum set in a logical, organized manner with clear pictures and uncomplicated descriptions. Shapiro offers the basic components of a beat pattern, along with song suggestions to practice along with, so the new drummer can feel what it’s like to jam with the band. Tools for reading music and practical, time-tested advice are offered throughout. Rudiments, fills and independence are also covered. Mike used elements from George Lawrence Stone's "Stick Control" and Ted Reed's "Syncopation For The Modern Drummer" to form his own method. Beat This works well for both the self-taught student and for those supplementing drum instruction with a teacher.