Renowned performer and teacher Jeff Queen starts with the fundamental techniques, describing in detail all aspects of approaching the drum: from how to properly grip the sticks to applying the Moeller and Velocity Strokes to achieve maximum sound quality and endurance. Drawing from his vast drum corps, solo performance, and teaching experience, Jeff details the basic techniques that comprise current rudimental styles: Two Height control, Timing Control, Diddle Control, Buzz Control, and Flam Control. For the advanced drummer, Jeff Queen will take you to the next level with: Hybrid Rudiments, Backsticking and tricks, Achieving Speed, and, Solo Construction. Jeff finishes up the book with his own championship solo, Tribute, which gives us an inside perspective on the skills of a true master. "The Next Level" is destined to become one of the all-time great books on the subject of rudimental drumming. All students will benefit from this excellent resource!