World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Master Studies
Sheet Music Book
By Joe Morello

Drums; Percussion
Percussion. Instruction, Method, Pop, Rock. Softcover. Modern Drummer Publications #B0B95YZTDY. Published by Modern Drummer Publications (HL.6631474).

Item Number: HL.6631474

ISBN 9780881887488. 9.0x12.0x0.236 inches.

Among the very few truly iconic drum method books, legendary drummer Joe Morello's Master Studies is, according to Morello's own preface, not a “how-to” book, but rather a workbook of material to use in developing the hands for accenting and controlling the different pressures used in single strokes, double strokes, and closed rolls. “You can go through the book uding any technique you'ved been taught,” Morello states, “and you can apply the ideas in this book to any style of music you want.” Chapters are broken down into subjects of accents, buzz rolls, stroke combinations, control studies, fill-ins, ostinatos, and flams. Volume II is a logical extension of the original book. “Like Master Studes,” offered Morello, “it's a workbook of material to use in developing the hands. It's not a drumset or coordination book, although several of the exercises can be played on the drumset. The book can be used by the classical, jazz, rock or even rudimental drummer.”.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Michael Mangino
    Valhalla, New York
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 11, 2008 A Classic from a True master

    In reviewing the study material made available in this book .I found it to be a complete study for drummers to improve their hand speed and stick control.I could never say enough about Mr Morello.Thank you for this wonderful book.As for my self I've been drumming...

    for 40+ years and give drum instruction in my own home.This will be a valuable tool for my students to progress as fine musicians.

    Read More
    14 of 29 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.