Vance’s Books

Vance’s Drum Rudiment Books For SALE!


Book #1: Step By Step Drum Rudiments For Snare Drum and Drum Set Vol: 1 The Seven Essential Rudiments

This book conc7rudimentcover3entrates on the Seven Essential Rudiments and goes into depth on each one. A page is dedicated to each rudiment and there are examples and exercises for both snare drum and the drum set. This Step-by-Step book is unique the way it visually connects photos of the strokes TO the notes for each rudiment. Photos of each stroke are connected to the notes to be played along with the sticking, counts, and syllable counts. There is even a more in-depth description of each rudiment on the side bar of each page. Alternative notation and sticking are also given. This is a more complete and easy way to learn the Seven Essential Rudiments than any other method that I’ve ever seen!

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Book #2:  Step By Step Drum Rudiments For Snare Drum and Drum Set Vol: 2 The Forty Standard Rudiments

40rudimentcoversmThis book concentrates on the Forty Standard Rudiments, and goes into depth on each one. A page or two is dedicated to every rudiment with examples and exercises for both snare drum and the drum set. This Step-by-Step book is unique the way it visually connects photos of the strokes TO the notes for each rudiment. Photos of each stroke are connected to the notes to be played along with the sticking, counts, and syllable counts. There is even a more in-depth description of each rudiment on the side bar of each page. Alternative notation and sticking are also given. This is the most complete and easy way to learn the Forty Standard Rudiments than any other method that I’ve ever seen!

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Step by Step Rudiments by Vance Nurkala, is a great drum book for beginners through advanced players. For the beginner it is a great tool to learn the traditions and notation of rudimental (fundamental) drumming.

For any drummer, the book will expand their vocabulary of drum techniques, rolls, fills, and solos on the drumset.

The layout of Vance’s book is intelligent, logical and easy to read. Showing technique in a book is always challenging. Vance’s book is full of pictures and graphics that really help explain the mechanics of stick motion. Drum teachers and band directors can quickly add this book to their current curriculum.

A drummer can go through this book on his/her own, and get a great workout for years to come.  One page could easily give a student a week of material. It is a comprehensive resource, and sure to become a solid addition to any drummers educational library.

Ed Hartman

Percussion Instructor/Author

YAMAHA Performing Artist

This rudimental drumming book is the best on the market! It is the only book of its kind that has illustrations of all the aspects of rudimental drumming and reading music. It is easy to follow and is great for either beginner or advanced drummers. This would be a great teachers aid in school systems and for any instruction staff.

Wayne Oien

2011 DCA Rudimental Snare Drumming World Champion

Master Drummer and Instructor

This drum rudiment book has the best layout that I’ve seen and it’s very well thought out. Good work!

Gregg Keplinger

Master Drummer

Drum Builder: Keplinger Drums & Percussion, Ayotte

Drum Tech (Matt Cameron; Pearl Jam)

I have found that your rudiment method is the perfect vehicle for use with individual students as well as with small groups of percussionists. Whether the students are beginners or advanced, the concise way that you have layed out each rudiment makes very good sense for the teacher and the student. From the top of each page with your pictures of hand and stick positioning right on down to the various explanations, notation and playing examples, this anthology is perfect for presenting the importance of learning the correct way to play and use drum rudiments.

I applaud you for this great achievement and will encourage all those I come in contact with to be sure to purchase their copies and get busy teaching the basics of snare drumming-rudiments!

My only regret is that after 37 years of teaching winds and percussion, you beat me to the punch with this wonderful publication.

Gerry Anderson

Director of Bands, Retired

Negaunee Public Schools