In rock music, the drums steer the ship. They're the foundation upon which the song's rhythmic frame is built. Therefore, in order for a band to sound solid, the drummer needs to be solid. In How to Play Rock Drums, you'll learn all the necessary skills and tools needed to fill this important role. Whether it's classic four-on-the-floor beats, funky rock, 12/8 beats, or just about anything else you're likely to encounter behind the kit when playing rock, this book has you covered. Designed for the beginner-to-intermediate player, this nuts-and-bolts method provides essential beats in numerous subgenres along with plenty of great ideas for fills – over 340 examples in all! With the included online audio access, you can hear every beat and fill demonstrated so you'll know exactly how they should sound. You'll even learn how to effectively count off a song in each style so you can get the ship sailing true from the start! So grab your sticks and prepare to start rockin'!