All 26 drum rudiments are clearly and sequentially presented. There are several exercises designed to develop each rudiment followed by summaries. Each rudiment is then utilized in a musical context in progressively written rudimental solos. Every lesson builds on those that came before giving students a chance to practice what they have learned and reinforcing skills that will be used over and over. Included in this method are eight solos written for snare drum. These solos contain all of the newly learned music concepts that were presented throughout the book. The eight solos are ideal for band tryouts, recitals, and solo and ensemble contest. Includes CD.