Rudimental Rock-Jazz Etudes for the Snare Drum by Sperie Karas are just that: a modern treatment of the standard rudiments with a rock and jazz "flavor." The book can be used as a regular text for ongoing lessons to perfect the rudiments and give the student the skill and control that he or she needs for drumming in today's world. The tempo markings for each etude are a guide, and as such can be varied to suit your taste and feeling. The included CD can be used as a reference for all of the etudes. Your students will have a blast with this collection!