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The Guide to Pipe Band Snare Drumming Book Volume 1

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This book is no longer available as a hardcopy. Purchase the digital version here.




The perfect start for any pipe band side drummer. Whether you are an absolute beginner, an intermediate player trying to improve the basics, or a drummer with a different background dabbling in Scottish drumming for the first time, this 66 page book and 43 track MP3 accompaniment outlines pipe band snare drumming from the very basics of learning how to hold the sticks, understanding basic theory, developing basic rhythms, mastering the essential rudiments and learning your first drum settings (tunes).

What do you get?

- 66 Page Book of Structured Drumming Education

- 43 Audio Tracks in MP3 format

Who uses the Guide to Pipe Band Drumming Book?

- People wanting to learn the Scottish Snare Drum

- Pipe Band Drumming Tutors wanting to teach from a structured book

- Drum-Kit and Percussion Professionals

- Pipe Bands and Educational Organisations


So what is actually in the Book?

The book has been structured in a way that takes the student through a step-by-step process on learning to play the Scottish Snare drum. Each exercise has also been recorded to aid the learning process.

 - Split into 14 Chapters

- Music Theory

- Traditional Drumming Grip

- Basic Drumming Rudiments - Doubles, Paradiddles, Drum Rolls etc

- Advanced Drumming Rudiments - Swiss Ruffs, Ratamacues, Drags

- A collection of Scottish Snare Drum Tunes


What are Customers saying?


"I have always wanted to learn Scottish Snare Drumming - my family's heritage is Scottish. This Book was amazing, and allowed me to master the basics, get onto a drum and play in a pipe band! All of this in less than a year!" - Michelle T,  USA


"Years of bad habits - broken! James Laughlin's Guide to Pipe Band Drumming fixed a lot of the fundamental mistakes I have been making for over 20 years. He has a very special way of presenting Scottish drumming in a simplistic and informative manner" - Patrick D, N.Ireland


"The Book comes with a hige amout of Audio tracks - they were so helpful as I am not a good reader of music. This book has opened so many doors for my drumming." - Sean G, Canada


Do you want to challenge yourself and take your drumming to the next level? Together, the book & audio tracks work as a powerful tool of self-improvement to help you discover the talent within.


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