An excellent beginning method book with clear, concise photos and explanation of traditional AND matched grip. Primarily focusing on snare drum, cymbals, triangle, and mallet instruments. In addition, it utilizes multiple percussion solos and duets to teach musicianship and reinforce performance techniques taught in the various lessons. Fundamentals, practice tips for students, what to listen for...these are all presented clearly, with regularly interspersed cross references to related studies in the text. Loaded with photos, the Performing Percussionist is especially helpful for beginning students in class situations taught by non-percussionists.