About the Book
This is an open source snare drum book written in plain text and built using free software. The book provides a growing collection of reading material to the advanced percussionist, and contains a variety of snare drum rudiments and conventions assembled as a series of non-progressive studies typically found in the general snare drum repertoire. The studies make no assumption on sticking and combine a range of musical elements structured around themes and motifs which I hope you will find both musical and technically challenging. I welcome contributions.
About the Author
Jonathan Gregory is a percussionist and Professor at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil). He worked as an accompanist for dance and theatre and performed Broadway style shows in cruise ships with Royal Caribbean Cruises, and at various festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland. He holds a music degree from the University of North Texas and a PhD from Queen's University Belfast.