Roy Burns’ The Creative Drum Set Workbookfrom Kendor

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• Created: June 3, 2013

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Written by one of the world’s most accomplished snare drum and drum set artists, Roy Burns, The Creative Drum Set Workbook shows students how to develop and improve by applying written snare drum solos to the drum set. This will improve speed and technique, facility at the drum set, time-keeping, sense of phrasing, and many other aspects of drumming. The book presents material in three sections: Section 1-6 Hand Development And Warm-Up Studies; Section 2-10 Contest Snare Drum Solos (grade 3-5); Section 3-12 Snare Drum Contest Solos With Drum Set Applications And Suggestions (grade 4-5).


Burns became famous as a big band drummer in his early twenties performing with legends Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, and Woody Herman. In the 1960s he concentrated on studio work and freelancing in the New York City area. He played for a number of top TV shows, such as the Merv Griffin Show and the Tonight  Show, and led his own jazz group that performed regularly at such NYC clubs as The Metropole and Birdland.  Roy  was  one  of  the  very  first Artist-Clinician Performers in the music industry. His background as a drummer, teacher, author and studio musician made him an ideal teacher/performer. 

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