This book explains how your drums work, how to choose the right heads and how to tune and dampen your kit. Includes CD containing all examples in this book. The book explains, in simple terms, the various parts of a drum and what their functions are. It explains the process of correct head selection for rock, heavy metal, funk, blues, jazz, reggae and latin. It also shows the drummer how to stretch in and tune the heads for the snare drum, tom toms adnd bass drum.