Drum Books by James Morton

Jazz Drumming: Step by Step

A comprehensive approach to developing jazz drumming skills. In addition to the standard comping and coordination exercises that one would find in other jazz drumming books, jazz history, ear training, vocalizing, and creative challenges are arranged throughout the book.

You Can Teach Yourself Drums

My dad’s most popular book. Thorough and easy to understand, this exciting method of learning is loaded with information. It very clearly teaches the basics. A teacher writes, “It is hard to find many other ‘starter’ books which are so well constructed…”

You Can Teach Yourself Drums – DVD Edition

My dad’s most popular book. Thorough and easy to understand, this exciting method of learning is loaded with information. It very clearly teaches the basics. A teacher writes, “It is hard to find many other ‘starter’ books which are so well constructed…”

You Can Teach Yourself Drums – 2015 Edition

My dad’s most popular book. Thorough and easy to understand, this exciting method of learning is loaded with information. It very clearly teaches the basics. A teacher writes, “It is hard to find many other ‘starter’ books which are so well constructed…”

Easiest Drum Set Book

A simple, easy to understand method for learning to play drum set. Ideal for the beginning student of any age.

Fusion Drum Styles

Review by Ed Soph, for Modern Drummer magazine: “Here is a meticulously organized compendium of current drum licks in the styles funk, reggae, Latin, fusion, and odd time….”

Killer Fillers

Review by Dan on Amazon: “I am glad a student showed me this book. It is a great book I use with students so they learn fills and movement around the drums. There are tons of exercises, so this will be great for going in to the students’ muscle memories!”

Virtuoso Drumming: Stick Techniques For All Drummers

Modern Drummer review: “An essential book for any percussionist. This book presents sound and valuable information on grip, positioning, and stroke action.”

Rock Studies for Drum Set

Ten contemporary rock drum charts designed to build rock drum flexibility and technique. The music on the CD is enhanced by the supercharged playing session of guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa)!

Hot Drum Grooves Made Easy

A collection of great sounding grooves in large print, designed to enhance your cool quotient. Do enough of these and you will find yourself creating your own great grooves!

Hot Drum Grooves: Pocketbook Deluxe Series

A comprehensive 96-page, pocket/case sized perfect-bound book of one-hundred thirty-eight all time favorite drum “grooves”. This book is perfect for daily practice or for teaching the drummer to play “in-the-pocket”.

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