Attention Drum Teachers and General Music Teachers….

Here’s how you can avoid copyright concerns and get over 150 pages of printable handouts that you can use to teach all aspects of drumming, and not have to write them yourself!

Or…. you can print and bind them into books for a profit if you wish!

printable drum books and handouts for music lessons

Dear Friend,

Are you concerned about copyright restrictions when you are teaching?

I believe that music authors deserve to be paid for their music, so on principle I have never photocopied music to give students from books or burned CD’s of copyrighted material for students.

Instead I had to write it all myself. I used to sit up for hours before every day of teaching, scrawling out pages and pages of music for my students. Even in the days before computers I would always write out beats and exercises by hand, and then photocopy them before school.

Eventually I refined my music down into a series of books – I had basic reading materials, drum kit patterns, and drum solos, all contained within simple volumes that I could print out and sell to my students.

Now you can do this too – but without the hassle of writing everything yourself!


Drums Book One

A fundamental tuition system for Drum Lessons

Drums Book 1 by Kevin Tuck - Fundamentals drum method

This book contains everything you need to learn drums – and nothing you don’t!

Firstly let me tell you what this package is NOT

  • It is NOT a “teach yourself the drums” method
  • It is NOT a “pack of hot drum licks”
  • It is NOT designed for teaching yourself at home
  • It is NOT full of technical explanations and text

It is designed to be a complete workbook system to work through with a teacher. It is written in achievable, definable steps, and includes everything that is needed at the fundamental level.

There are basically two types of tutor book available – Those that have a great deal of text and explanation, and those that don’t.

My books DO NOT have lots of text… let me tell you why!

My reasoning is based on the years of research I did in my Master of Music degree. I researched and experimented with my drum teaching, and found that most students basically ignored text which was written in books.

This is the same philosophy found in the texts of the Suzuki Method, and numerous other methods found in other instruments. An author can write loads of information down in text and in diagrams, but if the student does not read it then it is pointless.

Please don’t get me wrong – I am not saying that text based books are bad! For experienced learners and professionals the text based tutor book is extremely helpful. I can recommend several that I have personally used over the years with great success. However as a beginner, particularly a child beginner, research shows that the less text the better!

Every student is different, and needs things communicated in different ways! For this reason it is better that the teacher explains things in the way that they feel most comfortable, without any distraction from additional text and materials.

What Students learn in lessons

There are basically three things that a drum student needs to learn from their teacher. Although every teacher has a different way of looking at things, most would agree with me that the most important things for a student to learn are:

  • They need to Learn the correct technique
  • They need to Learn to read music
  • They need to enjoy it, so they keep motivated!

Sections are the key

Each book is divided into three sections. There is a technique and reading section, a Drum Kit Patterns section and a Drum Kit Solos Section.

The philosophy behind this is that the teacher can direct the lesson in whatever way they need. Some students will need more time on the reading and technique section than others, and it is up to the teacher how to implement these different sections.

Technique and Reading Section

The Technique and Reading section covers very important aspects of playing the drums, including basic rudiments, reading simple rhythms on the Snare Drum and basic technical skills like how to hold the sticks correctly. These are backed up with simple diagrams, which communicate in as few words possible the concepts which we are trying to teach.

The contents of this section is as follows:

  1. Setting up to practice
  2. Holding the Sticks
  3. Crotchets & Quavers
  4. Crotchets, Quavers, Semiquavers
  5. Rudiments – Single Strokes & Double Strokes
  6. Quaver Rests
  7. Accents
  8. Snare Solo #1 “Rockin the snare”
  9. Semiquaver Reading (1e+)
  10. Semiquaver Reading (1+a)
  11. Dotted Notes
  12. More Accents
  13. Snare Solo #2 – Semi Madness
  14. Rudiments – Flams & Single Paradiddles
  15. Quaver Triplets
  16. Semiquaver Rests
  17. Snare drum duet #1 “The Frogstomper”
  18. Snare drum duet #2 “Two for Three”
  19. Snare drum solo #3 “Dynamically speaking”

Pitch Reading is important for Drums

When I first started drum teaching, I expected to be able to say to a student – “OK here is the bass drum line, here is the snare drum line, notes with crosses on top are Cymbals, and Tom Toms are on the other spaces. And off you go…” But it never works that way!

A Wind teacher, or Piano teacher would NEVER give a student five different pitches in the first lesson, not only is the student struggling to under the rhythm concepts, they have to think about their technique, their co-ordination and the rhythm they are trying to play.

As teachers, we have to limit the number of pieces of information that we impart at one time so that the information can be absorbed by the student.

My drum books take this into account – they introduce one pitch at a time, and have reading exercises designed to make a firm foundation before moving on to more complex patterns.

One Concept at a time is introduced throughout these drum books. This is a fundamental philosophy of this type of music education publication. If you give too much information in one hit, the student won’t take in the important content.

You will notice on the sample pages that I have used European Time Names as titles for many of the pages. This is simply to introduce the new concept of this type of note. It doesn’t matter if you choose to use European Time Names (crotchet, quaver etc) or American Time Names (quarter note, eighth note etc) or even phonetic names – The teacher can teach this material in whatever way they feel comfortable.

Drum Kit Patterns Section

There are as many ways known to teach the basic rock drum beat as there as ways to boil an egg!

It doesn’t matter how you do it, the first drum lesson will nearly always include learning a basic rock beat with the Bass Drum, Snare Drum and Hi-Hat. Then probably will follow learning some variations on this with the bass drum changing a little.

These beats have been written in many different ways in many different books in attempts to make it easier to learn, however it doesnt matter how simply it is presented in a book it wont be any easier to play!

In my books these drum beats are presented in their simplest form, and are ordered very carefully, so that progression occurs in simple and easy steps.

Each page introduces one new concept, and it is varied through the rest of the page.

  1. Basic Rock Patterns with quaver variations on Bass Drum
  2. Basic Rock Patterns with quaver variations and crotchet rests
  3. Basic Rock Patterns including Quaver Rests
  4. Basic Rock Patterns in two bar phrases
  5. Basic Rock Patterns “Snares in the middle”
  6. Basic Rock Patterns in four bar phrases
  7. Basic Rock Patterns “Bass in the middle”
  8. More Advanced Rock Patterns in two bar phrases
  9. More Advanced Rock Patterns in two bar phrases
  10. Crotchets on the Hi-Hat – “Punk” Beats
  11. Crotchets on the Hi-Hat in two bar phrases
  12. Triplet Patterns
  13. Shuffle Patterns
  14. Slow Rock/Ballad beats with quick bass drums
  15. More advanced beats with semiquavers on the bass drum
  16. Basic Latin Rhythms – Cha Cha
  17. Basic Latin Rhythms – The Bossa Nova
  18. Basic Swing Patterns
  19. Semiquavers on Hi-hat
  20. Hi-Hat Openings
  21. Dance Beats

Some of the pages have ideas for modern songs which match the beats presented. This will inspire and motivate the student to learn these beats, if they wish to be able to play these particular songs.

Drum Kit Solos Section

Included in the book is 10 solos which compliment the material presented throughout. These can be used as assessment pieces, or can be used to simply bring together the technique, music reading and coordination learned in the other sections.

  1. Rockin Time A simple rock beat solo
  2. Rockin in Time A slightly more advanced rock beat solo
  3. Groove Time A rock beat solo with ‘snares in the middle’
  4. Funky Bass A rock beat solo with ‘bass in the middle’
  5. Shuffly Time A solo with a shuffle beat
  6. Triplet Time A solo with a triplet beat
  7. Blue Ballad A solo using the ‘quick bass drum’ idea
  8. Rock a Long A solo using more advanced Rock beats
  9. Punkin it Up A solo using crotchet rhythms
  10. Funky City A solo using semiquaver funk beats

These solos DO NOT have backing tracks. They are designed to bring together the components taught so far. Backing tracks distract from the learning process at this stage, and need to be introduced separately. They are important, however the skill of playing in time with a backing track is a separate skill which should be taught on its own.

So I hear you ask…..What makes this drum book different from the others?

You can Print It Out for your students as many times as you need!

Yes, thats right. I am completely crazy!, but I have no problems with letting teachers print out what they need after they have purchased this product.

There are a great many excellent drum books on the market already, however you cannot legally copy them and use them for students. If you do copy pages from a published book you are breaking the law. The author and publishers of the book deserve to be paid for their hard work!

If however, you choose to purchase my system of learning, I will allow you Unlimited Reprints of this material for your students.

All I ask is that you do not sell or distribute the file – however you can:

  • Print out individual pages as handouts
  • print the entire book and sell them on to your students

I will even include a certificate of purchase, that you can print out and stick in the back of the book, if you are concerned to make sure the students know that you are legally entitled to print the books.

The Certificate of Authenticity included with this product

How to make an extra $1500 income in a year….

So now you know that you can legally print out this material, if you are prepared to purchase this product once, but the main benefit of it for a teacher is one of residual income

I am quite happy to let teachers print as many copies as they need of this material, and sell copies to students. You can of course set your own price, however I have found that this book is easily worth $20 to a student, considering that it contains all the work they need to do for up to a year!

It contains everything in a basic snare drum tutor, along with everything in a basic drum kit tutor! Therefore for $20 they have everything they need, and they don’t have to buy another book!

What a great opportunity for you! All you need to do is print it out on your home computer printer, take it to a copy shop, where you can get it printed and bound

Let’s say you had 100 New students start over the course of a year:

Printing cost of 100 Books
(assuming you can get photocopying @ 5c per side)
Binding Cost (@ $2.00 per book) $200.00
Total Cost of producing books $490.00
Sell 100 books @ $20.00 per copy $2000.00
Your Profit for every 100 books $1510.00

And after you have paid the very reasonable investment I am asking for this product you will have this extra income for every year you are teaching!

Obviously not everyone has 100 new students every year, but if you make 100 books you will sell them all eventually – that is going to happen if you are a full time drum teacher!

The other obvious point is one of convenience, once you have printed the books all you have to do is keep a pile of them in your studio, and when a new student starts you simply give them a book in their first lesson and add it to their bill. Simple! When you are getting low you simply go and print another batch!

Have you ever asked a student to go to a shop to buy a book, and then they keep on turning up every week without it? – It used to happen to me time and time again. This never happens when using my books, as they have it at the first lesson every time!

You can choose to print the color cover, or to save on printing cost you can simply print the supplied black and white cover on colored card – It works just fine!

let’s see what others are saying about “Drums Book One”:

Rachel Rodwell - Percussion Teacher at Maryyatville Primary School

I’ve been using Kevin’s drum books for years. They are excellent because they contain everything that is required for beginning students, and nothing that isnt! I used to make them buy a snare tutor, and a drum kit tutor, and this added to the cost of drum sticks and a practice pad would make the upfront cost quite a lot for the parents. With Kevin’s books at least I can cut down the cost a little for the students, and make sure that they have everything they need to start with. The extra bonus of a little extra income every year is also welcome. I never need to do any photocopying – I just work out of the books!

Rachel Rodwell
Percussion Teacher
Marryatville Primary School
South Australia

So what would you expect to pay for the printing rights on a book like this?

Authors are usually paid around 10% of the sale price of a publication, so even one years license for 100 copies of a single book should cost at least $200, however I am not selling one years license – I am selling an indefinite license!

I am not here to rip anyone off – and this is not some internet scam system where you have to pay continual fees. A single investment of just $97 will buy you the printing rights for “Drums Book One”, and you will never have to pay again!

Printing these books you will make this investment back with the sale of just ten copies to your students, and then every book you sell after this will be pure profit for you!

Alternatively you can print them as handouts, secure in the knowledge that you are not breaking any copyright laws.

But Wait – That’s not the end of the story….

You might think I am absolutely mad – but For a Strictly Limited Time I am including:

Drums Book Two

All the student needs to learn in the second year!

Drums Book 2 by Kevin Tuck - Fundamentals drum method

Utilizing Exactly the Same Format is the follow up book, designed to extend a little further the concepts in the first book.

The same format is good for a number of reasons. Firstly because the student is familiar with the idea of doing a little technical and reading work, together with a little drum kit work they don’t mind continuing in the same manner.

The book expands on many of the concepts first learned in “Drums Book One”, but it is not yet an advanced book. It can still be completed in around a year of learning, which will give a sense of achievement in the student.

Drums Book Two Sample Pages

Technique and Reading Section

  1. Holding the Sticks (review)
  2. Basic Rudiments – Single and Double Stroke Rolls, Buzz Roll, Flams & Single Paradiddles
  3. Reading Semiquavers and Combinations, learning the “1e a” pattern
  4. Basic Accent Exercises
  5. “On & Off” Snare Drum Solo using accents
  6. Drum Fills using accents
  7. The Buzz Roll development exercises
  8. “Roll, Roll, Roll” A Snare Drum Solo using Buzz ROlls
  9. Note Exercises developing the double stroke roll
  10. Drum Fills using double stroke rolls
  11. Compound Time – reading in 12/8 and 6/8
  12. Compound Time – drum fills in 12/8
  13. Compound Time – adding semiquavers
  14. Compound Time – semiquaver drum fills in 12/8
  15. Sticking Patterns: Quavers
  16. Sticking Patterns: Technique Builders – Four bar Sticking Phrases
  17. Note Exercises – Syncopation
  18. Reading Practice with Syncopation
  19. One Bar Syncopated figures – ideal for crotchet beats
  20. Note Exercises – Syncopation with Tied Notes
  21. Reading practice with Tied Notes
  22. Examples of where ties are found in Drum Music
  23. Note Exercises – Syncopated Semiquavers
  24. Reading Practice – Syncopated Semiquavers with Ties
  25. sticking Patterns with Triplets
  26. Technique Builders with Triplets
  27. Note Exercises – Demisemiquavers with single and double stroke rolls
  28. Reading Practice with Demisemiquavers
  29. Drum Rudiments – Nine and Five Stroke Rolls
  30. Rudimental Snare Solos “Fives and Nines”, “Classic Marchin”
  31. Rudimental Snare SOlos “Roll and Rock”, “Fives in Six”
  32. Note Exercises – Semiquaver Triplets
  33. Drum Rudiments – Single Stroke Four, Single Stroke Seven and Drag
  34. Rudimental Snare SOlo “Snare Drum Superstar”
  35. Note Exercises – Crotchet Triplets
  36. Musical Examples with Crotchet Triplets
Drums Book Two Sample Pages

Drum Kit Patterns Section

  1. Basic Drum Patterns Review
  2. Adding “Snares in the middle”, including double snares
  3. Adding “bass in the middle”, with some funky variations
  4. Funk varitions: “bass & snare in the middle”
  5. “snare on all 4 beats”
  6. Pickup Fills
  7. 2 Bar Patterns
  8. Triplet Patterns (written in 12/8 Time)
  9. More Advanced Triplet Patterns with semiquavers
  10. Shuffle Patterns
  11. More Advanced Shuffle Patterns
  12. Cha Cha Patterns and Variations
  13. Bossa Nova Patterns and Variations
  14. Samba Patterns
  15. Mambo Patterns
  16. Other Latin Grooves – The Salsa and Songo
  17. Latin Phrases
  18. Swing Patterns
  19. Swing Phrases
  20. Swing Independence – Six Pages of exercises going from basic crotchets on the snare through to bass and snare combinations
  21. Swing Figures – Practice for the Big Band!
  22. Set up fills for Swing Figures
Drums Book Two Sample Pages

Drum Kit Solos Section

  1. Rockin along A Straight 8th Rock Chart with some Tricks!
  2. Groovy Town” Get those “snare in the middle” beats happening with this one!
  3. Twelve Eight A good good confirmation chart to learn reading in 12/8
  4. Shuffle Up Learn how to apply a shuffle beat in a solo
  5. Groovy Baby A famous Bossa Nova Tune inspired this solo!
  6. Double Up learn how to go double time in this solo!
  7. That’s not Freedom Ties feature in this solo, as well as a “snares on the beat” pattern
  8. Tea for Three A Cha Cha Solo with latin figures. Tricky Reading!
  9. Whole lotta Funk Ties, syncopated rhythms and hi-hat variations feature here
  10. Shuffle Train” One more solo with a shuffle beat, with cymbal variations

OK, so you get all 69 pages of the original Drums Book One PLUS all 75 Pages of Drums Book Two included FREE! That is nearly 150 pages of teaching material – You are sure to find what you need in these books!

Once again, you have the choice of printing the pages as handouts, or printing the complete books and selling them on to your students – It is entirely up to you!

Want to know how it will print?

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Click Here to download and try your free sample pages of “Printable Drum Books”. These files need the adobe acrobat reader, which most computers already have installed. The pages can be re sized to fit your paper and are completely indexed so you can find the page you need quickly and easily.

Like I said, the very reasonable investment of just $97 will get you printing rights to both books. But before I tell you any more I want to give you a few special bonuses as a “Printable Drum Books” teacher.

“enjoyable and challenging for students without causing them too much frustration”

Having used the materials in both books I have found them to be of great value to my teaching set up for both beginners and also more experienced students. The exercises gradually build on essential skills that drum students need to know without over cluttering the pages with unneeded text.

In addition to this the exercises are enjoyable for students and challenge them without causing too much frustration. I would recommend these books for any teacher of the drum kit as it covers a wide range of styles, techniques, rudiments, music theory and essential reading skills. I have been a teacher for over 15 years and have found that these books are a great addition to my teaching resources, a definite thumbs up, well done.

Nigel Sanders
Drum and Percussion Teacher
Essex, UK

Super Bonus #1

Percussion Tips and Tricks E-Book

Ebook Bonus

Percussion Tips and Tricks

This guide details lots of the basic, yet fundamental techniques to some of the untuned and small percussion instruments. This will help you having something to give colleagues and students if they think they know everything about the small percussion instruments!

specifically, this e-book contains:

  • How to get a good sound from a Bongo drum
  • The correct way to play a triangle
  • Playing a good rhythm on an ago-go bell
  • The best choices for percussion instruments for the classroom

Super Bonus #2

Ebook Bonus

A Teachers Guide to Timpani

This e-book guide includes all the little “tips and tricks” that you need to set-up, tune and play Timpani successfully in a school situation.

Timpani are often the most mysterious of percussion instruments, as Orchestral Timpani is a fine art, and school teachers often struggle to find just the basic information that they need to use them effectively. This guide lays out the simple things you need to know, like:

  • History and Construction of the Timpani
  • How to set up the timpani
  • How to tune the timpani to a set note
  • How to look after the pedals
  • What mallets to use
  • Basic maintenance
  • Some basic playing techniques

This guide is a product of many years of Timpani lessons, and experience working with Timpani in schools – and I am including it here completely FREE with the purchase of this product!. If you were to buy a book with this information it would cost at least $50 – and you still wouldnt find the specific infomation you need to get timpani working in your school band or ensemble

This e-book is only 8 pages long – but the information in it is just what you need if you have a pair of Timpani in the corner that you are unsure of what to do with, or if you want to help out another general music teacher with some advice – just print it out for them!

So How does this work?

When you purchase a printing license to Printable Drum Books you will be joining an exclusive group of drum teachers who use these books in their teaching businesses. The books are supplied as Fully indexed PDF files, which are very easy to print and use. You just have to print them out and take them to a copy shop to get them copied, or you can even take the pdf file on disk to the copy shop.

Exclusive Members Area Access

Allows you to download what you need, when you need!

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Feeling a bit overwhelmed at getting such a huge amount of teaching resources and materials? I can hardly blame you – there is a huge amount included in this package. That is why as a member of “Printable Drum Books” you will get Lifetime Access* to a members website, where you can download all the materials you need – when you need. You will have your own username and password, and you can enter whenever you want to download the materials. Just think about it – this means you can never forget your teaching material! If you go to a school and realize you have forgotten to print something out, you can simply come to the website and print out what you need.

But what if it doesn’t work for me?

At The Fun Music Company we are so confident that these drum books will work for you that we are prepared to offer a 100% money back guarantee. We know that your investment in these books will be worthwhile for years to come, not only as a useful teaching resource, but as a money making investment for your teaching business.

You Can Test Drive this Material for 90 Days

At KT Percussion and The Fun Music Company I am dedicated to providing the best resources to make the lives of music teachers and drum teachers easier.

Heres how it works: you can sign up as a member today, and you’ll be given full access to the Printable Drum Books members area to download and use what you need.

Go through all 150 pages of the printable materials, try them out with with your students and see how easy it will make your lessons.

And if after 90 days you are not absolutely thrilled, then I insist that you contact me straight away and I’ll refund your money – no questions asked.

Kevin Tuck
The Fun Music Company

So Lets just recap what you get with a printing license to Printable Drum Books

percussion music includes Drums Book One – 65 page printable drum book – Lasts most students One year of learning
percussion music includes Drums Book Two – 75 page printable drum book – great for the second year of learning
percussion music includes Exclusive E-Book “Percussion Tips and Tricks”
percussion music includes Exclusive E-Book “Teachers guide to Timpani”

So what makes it worth $97?

Printable Drum Books is Unique. There is no other product that I am aware of that allows you to legally print out as many times as you need, and that gives you the right to sell them onto your students.

I should charge thousands for a printing license, as I am effectively giving you the right to print out as many as you need – indefinitely!

I’ve already shown you how you can make your investment back with the sale of just ten books, so even a really small teaching business you will make a profit by investing in Printable Drum Books

Simply click the link below, and you will progress through our shopping cart system. Payments are 100% secure and you can use all major credit cards. You will be instantly emailed your own unique username and password to give you access to the members area, and you will receive your certificate of purchase within seven days.

So Why not join the exclusive group of teachers using Printable Drum Books right now? You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!

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So now you have seen how to remove any copyright concerns from your teaching business, and how you can increase your income flow from the your teaching with minimal extra work.

You have 90 Days to try out these handouts or print the books in your teaching studio – and see exactly how much it will help your students learn more.

So what are you waiting for – Claim your copy now before it’s too late!

Kevin Tuck

Composer & C.E.O – The Fun Music Company Pty Ltd