"Alfred's Drum Method," written by Sandy Feldstein and Dave Black, is a logical and musical approach to studying percussion. In particular, the all-important 7-stroke roll is introduced in a clear, easy-to-follow manner. Each book also contains over 20 individual solos. Of really significant importance is the optional DVD or VHS video which accompanies the book, which demonstrates vividly and clearly the concepts and techniques presented in the book as well as actual performances of the solo material. Highly recommended!