GoAndPractice®: Fundamental Vocabulary for the Able Percussionist, by Alec Tackmann, is an introduction to the basic elements of playing drums and percussion. Concepts such as reading and technique are demonstrated in a comprehensible order beginning with note reading and building toward intermediate concepts such as dynamics, accents, rolls, and select rudiments.
This book is ideal for beginning percussionists, accomplished drummers who would like to brush up on their reading and technique skills, as well as professional instructors of any category who are looking for a style-neutral teaching tool.
GoAndPractice®: Rudimental Vocabulary for the Progressive Drummer, by Alec Tackmann, is a study of the most practical rudiments and their variations. Instead of strictly focusing on repetitions, each rudiment is examined with a full page of practical applications followed by review exercises to provide musical context.
This book is ideal for drummers and percussionists who wish to expand their rudimental vocabulary and find creative yet usable approaches to playing the most common rudiments.
GoAndPractice®: Drum Set Vocabulary for the Advanced Performer, by Alec Tackmann, is a collection of over 200 musical licks and fills for the drum set. With each page grouped by the rudiment or sticking pattern used, this book can be used as a dictionary of ideas to work toward or to draw inspiration from.
Contrary to many drum set books which focus on exercises and repetitions in a mathematical approach, each example in this book is unique and relevant with no “filler” material to bypass.