A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum by Mark Wessels is the most comprehensive method available that simultaneously provides instruction for rhythm reading, technique fundamentals, rudimental training, coordination and musicianship necessary for today s well rounded percussionist! The accompaniment CD makes practicing fun by utilizing percussion instruments and grooves from around the world. Also included in the package is the Vic Firth 40 Essential Rudiments poster PLUS A FREE GETTING OFF TO A GREAT START DVD!The mp3 CD set makes the perfect companion to A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum! The play-along audio CD is so much fun that students will have a hard time putting the book away!The new DVD includes video lessons on everything a beginner needs in order to have a successful start on the snare drum (drum set up, tuning, grip, stroke everything through Lesson One). Also included is Vic Firth s Video Tour of Percussion, featuring clips from famous artists and ensembles such as Buddy Rich, Gary Burton, Blue Devils and UMASS Marimba Ensemble. It s a great way to learn about your beginning journey into the world of percussion!And to help you throughout the book, Mark Wessels has recorded 82 FREE VIDEO LESSONS are available on YouTube! Having video lessons on every topic through the book is a great way to supplement lessons from your teacher OR the best way to learn to play the snare drum on your own!