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Geared toward beginning band and orchestra students, this modern, musical approach to learning snare drum includes a play-along CD that features full concert band recordings of band arrangements and classic marches with complete drum parts that allow the beginning drummer to apply the book's lessons in a realistic way. This book/CD pack also includes: fun-to-play solos and etudes; duets that can be played with another drummer, a teacher, or with the play-along tracks on the CD; studies in 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, 6/8 and cut-time; roll studies that can be applied in both rudimental (double-stroke) and orchestral (buzz-stroke) style; the 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments (including modern drum corps rudiments); and much more! The Hal Leonard Snare Drum Method has been carefully graded and aligned with several popular band methods, including Essential Elements. There is simply no better way to prepare for playing snare drum in a band or orchestra!