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Yes, I'm also a writer & composer. Plese check out the words I've written over the years. Also, my instructional books and solo/duo drum & percussion compositions.



Percussion Profiles - 2001

Interviews, discussions, and profiles of 25 of the world’s greatest percussionists working the creative & experimental music fields. Comes with a CD featuring many of the artists in the book.

I have a few copies of this available. Send me an e-mail if interested.



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When In Doubt, Roll - 1988

19 Transcriptions of Bills tracks with Yes, King Crimson, UK, Bruford/Moraz. Also includes insightful commentary on each track by Bill. 

Now back in print and availabe from Bill himself!

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The Best of Modern Drummer: Rock - 1992

Featuring various article reprints by Michael Bettine and others. Out of Print




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Fire and Steel - 2004

Michael contributed an essay on Steve Hubback






Click on the links below to buy & download my drum instructional books. They are in PDF form so you can print & play!

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The Thinking Drummer:

Energy & Motion

The Thinking Drummer: Energy & Motion, is a 62-page book that looks at the energy of what we play in rock style drumming.





The Thinking Drummer: 

10 Solos for Drum Set: Volume 1

This is a book of 10 intermediate to advanced drum solos for drum set.




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The Thinking Drummer: 

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10 Solos for Drum Set: Volume 2

This is a book of 10 more intermediate to advanced solos for drum set that I use in my teaching.





The Thinking Drummer: 

10 Beginning Drum Set Solos

This is a book of 10 beginning drum set solos that are designed to give the beginning drummer experience in playing to a song form.




Works for Percussion

(8 solos for multiple percussion)

series of 8 solos for multiple percussion (4 concert toms, roto-toms, timpani, or even wood blocks, cowbells, muted Gongs).

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The Thinking Drummer:

10 Duets for Drum Set: Volume 1

This is a book of 10 intermediate to advanced drum set duets.






The Thinking Drummer:

10 Duets for Drum Set: Volume 2

A book of 10 more intermediate to advanced drum set duets.

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The Thinking Drummer:

10 Solos for Multiple Percussion: Volume 1

10 intermediate to advanced solos for multiple percussion—1-4 drums, 3 cymbals, and variations.

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