Downloadable Books

A collection of catchy and fun medium-easy to medium-advanced marimba duets, played on a single 4.3-octave, low A instrument.
Duration: various | Level: Medium | Personnel: 2 players
An even more expansive sequel to its predecessor, The Blue Book - Volume 2 features 56 solos for drumset, multipercussion, snare drum, and marching tenors.
Level: Medium to Advanced
The third collection of solos from the University of Kentucky alumni, this book includes 47 solos for drumset, mallet keyboard, snare drum, and timpani.
Level: Med-Easy to Advanced
Over 40 solos for snare, tenor, and bassline written by some of the today's top performers and teachers in the world of percussion.
Level: Easy to Advanced | Personnel: Solo (snare)
Over 30 snare solos centering on the contrasts between orchestral and rudimental playing techniques as well as specialty genres.
Level: Medium to Advanced
A collection of creative snare drum solos, each one representing a major artist of the 20th century.
Duration: various | Level: Med-Advanced
A collection of compelling two-mallet solos that can be performed on any standard mallet instrument (e.g., marimba, vibraphone, xylophone or even glockenspiel).
Duration: 1:00–2:30 each | Level: Easy to Medium
An intermediate-level follow-up compilation to its predecessor of 8 two-mallet solos with optional, orchestrally inspired audio accompaniment tracks.
Duration: 1:00 to 2:05 each | Level: Medium
A progressive set of 12 etudes for snare and bass drum, performable as solos or duets. Alternative metronome patterns provide an optional, unique challenge to develop internal pulse.
Duration: varies | Level: Easy to Advanced | Personnel: 1 or 2 players
Murray Gusseck’s latest creative collection of not-so-stock drumline warmups aimed at reinvigorating and unlocking the technical potential of rudimental players. Great for individual or ensemble use.
Level: Med-Advanced
A collection of beginning snare drum solos, duets, and a trio building solid foundations for early success.
Duration: 14:40 (total) | Level: Easy | Personnel: 1–3 players
A collection of introductory solos for 3 or 4-mallet marimba that provides a musically enriching path to technique development.
Duration: various | Level: Med-Easy
A collection of five ragtime pieces for solo xylophone with both piano and marimba quartet accompaniments.
Duration: various | Level: Medium to Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
A medium-easy-to-intermediate collection of 15 progressive snare drum duets with practice audio accompaniment tracks included.
Duration: various (18:00 total) | Level: Easy to Medium | Personnel: 1-2 players
A collection of the most famous and familiar melodies, arranged for solo xylophone, vibraphone, or marimba.
Level: Med-Easy to Med-Advanced
A collection of 2-, 3-, and 4-mallet vibraphone pieces that are lyrical, nostalgic, and winsome–perfect for the developing keyboard soloist.
Duration: 10:40 (total) | Level: Medium
A comprehensive method for any drummer who desires to take his or her playing beyond their current abilities.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
A collection of contemporary, intermediate four-mallet marimba solos that are perfect for private study or concert performance.
Duration: 8:00 (total) | Level: Medium
Much of the world's great timpani literature was written decades ago. With an inventive collection of easy to advanced etudes and solos, Kirk J. Gay's Pedal to the Kettle offers a "tune up" designed to appeal to today's timpanists.
Level: Easy to Advanced | Personnel: Solo (timpani)
A quirky collection of 11 offbeat holiday arrangements for percussion ensemble.
Duration: Between 1:10 and 4:00 each | Level: Med-Easy to Medium | Personnel: 8-10 players
Engaging, insightful, and thorough, this book is the perfect introduction to understanding four-mallet technique for beginners and educators.
Level: Easy
The second book in a series dedicated to the developing 4-mallet marimbist, this book focuses a new stroke type as well as chorales.
Level: Easy to Med-Easy
4-mallet proficiency is an expected skill for all percussionists these days. In this popular method book by Gifford Howarth, learning to play with four mallets has never been so simple!
Level: Easy to Medium
A collection of snare drum pieces in varying styles for younger intermediate players.
Duration: 23:20 (total) | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 1–3