This title is a straightforward, step-by-step interactive book and CD package. Drummers will find everything they need to know about rock drumming - including beats, licks, fills, solos, and the artists behind the music. Complete with an introduction to rock history spanning 1950 to the present, this book includes profiles of drum innovators, along with musical simulations of their individual styles. This easy-to-use guide also includes professional tips on, reading music, stick control, buying the right equipment, playing professional-sounding grooves, getting (and keeping) gigs, and more. With interactive exercises, professional audio examples, and practice charts, drummer Eric Starr provides a complete master drumming class that will have readers playing like rock stars in no time!