VINNIE’S BOOK a VINNIE RUGGIERO hand-crafted, comprehensive approach to Jazz Drumming unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Vinnie’s Book is a music instruction manual unlike anything you’ve ever seen – a true, comprehensive study of jazz drumming. A massive 252 page volume, put together by Vinnie Ruggiero “in the interest of the real music” designed to pass on the elements so often overlooked by traditional instruction methods.

This beautifully handcrafted book contains the building blocks of true mastery on the instrument. Bursting with transcriptions, compositions, “licks,” and concepts, Vinnie’s book takes things to the next level and beyond – highlighting touch, phrasing, mindfulness, sound, intention, and so much more! You have to see it and hold it to truly understand… Steeped in the tradition and the rudiments, with an emphasis on beauty and melody, this book delivers.

Study the master bebop and hard-bop drummers through their soloing, technique, comping, sound, phrasing, and feel from a master himself who walked with, and played with, these giants of jazz. Topics covered: playing melodically, new rudiments, Nigerian rhythms, deep dives into “Philly” Joe, Elvin Jones, and Max Roach, Charlie Parker phrasing, Shuffles, New Orleans funk, the hi hat, thoughts on sound (drums, cymbals, and sticks)…and much more!

eBook or Print Editions | 252 pages