"Great book. Over the years I've made a few attempts to understand drum music
but it wasn't until I read HTRDM that it all clicked and now I'm on my way to a
whole new world of possibilities. Job well done and thanks again."
—Anthony, Amazon review, November 2017
"I received my book today and it is exactly what I hoped it would be. I learned to
read drum music many years ago and have forgotten most of what I learned.
This book starts with the basics and progressively moves me forward. Layered
out very nicely and is easy to understand"
—Amazon review, October 2017
"Just what the doctor ordered. I've needed a book like this one for some time."
—Curtis Gray, Amazon review, May 2017
"I can't believe I waited so long to learn to read music. This book is so easy to
follow with step by step logical, systematic guidance and video re-enforcement.
Working just 1/2 to 1 hour a day in two weeks it clicked and I now get it."
—Anthony G., Amazon review, May 2017
"Great book and great teacher. A very progressive method easy to follow and I
registered quickly significant progress despite being at 62 a complete beginner
at reading music and playing drums."
—Henri, Amazon review, March 2016
"A must-read for anyone not understanding drum sheet music completely. I
bought this book because the sheet music I found in some Hal Leonard books
contained information that I could not understand - even though I previously
bought Music Theory For Dummies. This book answered almost all my
questions. I also submitted some questions on the drummerSS web site to the
author, and my answers came quickly and thoroughly. Highly recommended.
— Review from Amazon customer, March 2016
"Great, easy and fast to learn drum notation"
— Review from Amazon customer, August 2014
"I never read a note of music before. If you're like me, this book is for you.
Quick easy to learn, and the videos on their website are helpful too. If you
want to learn to read drum music, I highly recommend it."
— Review from Amazon customer, June 2012
"I loved this book! They make it extremely easy to learn to read drum music -
the book is great and so is the website and the videos."
—Drummerman, Amazon review, May 2013
"Your book has given me the confidence to take lessons one to one with a
— Ged (Experienced Drummer who never learned to read), UK, November 2012
"Very informative. I'm learning a lot from it. I got it to help me with my
grandson's drum lessons. I didn't know how to read music and this helps me to
—Esther Hicks, Amazon Review, January 2014
" I went in knowing how to read music a little bit, and having never played
any percussion instruments. Not only did I find the writing style clear and
engaging, but it also really sucked me into the romance of playing drums.
I think you did a fantastic job getting across the fundamentals of how to
read drum music, but I found it really helped me brush up on my music
reading skills in general. I think your book is genius."
— VE, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2012
Love your book and drummerss.com. Thanks!
— CG, Canada, June 2012
"I like ur time signature video...I decided at age 52 that I wanted to learn to
play the drums...I had no musical background what so ever and the first
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I never understood it for the longest time...!!! and honestly I was still a little
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dummies like me...!"
— JOC, New Jersey, June 2012
"I enjoyed reading the book. The layout is very easy to understand and
the pace of the lessons allow you to progress at your own speed."
— PY, New York City area, May 2012
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