Snare Drum Rhythm Exercises in Common Time eBook

If you are looking to take your drumming to the next level, then first you have to sort out the fundamentals of your playing. This ebook will help you to develop your timekeeping skills and is a must-have reference for every drummer.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to play with a metronome
  • Feel the pulse of the music
  • Start to build a solid foundation


In order to become a good musician, you have to have a solid foundation. Quite simply as a drummer if you can't hold a tempo and play with feel then it's unlikely that your phone will be ringing.

Therefore if you want to play with other great musicians and be gigging often, then you need to sort out your timing.

While Snare Drum Rhythm Exercises in Common Time eBook is a reference book, it does contain 200+ rhythm patterns and ideas. All of which when practised at varying speeds with a metronome will enable you to fine-tune your inner metronome and make you easy to play with.

It's best to start on the snare drum and build confidence, then move the exercises around the drum set.

This eBook is divided into two sections. The first section covers one bar phrases. Whereas the second section is based around 4 bar phrases. As this ebook does get progressively harder and even the most advanced player will be challenged by this ebook.

Who is this eBook aimed at?

As a drummer you need to have solid timekeeping skills and this eBook will enable you to start developing these skills.

Meet Ashley J. Saunders

After starting drums aged 6, Ashley moved on to learning the guitar aged 10. Since then, he's played over 1,000 gigs and sessions, co-written for one of Japan's biggest boy bands, and taught 100 plus students. These ebooks distil Ashley's 20-plus years of guitar study. Learn more about Ashley.

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