(Berklee Guide). Become a well-rounded drummer with sound technique, solid time, and expressive musicianship by mastering these eight essentials: Ergomics; Pop/Rock/R&B Grooves; Shuffles; Slow Grooves; African-Based Grooves; Jazz/Swing Grooves; Musicianship Skills; and Rudiments. Master drummer and educator Ron Savage presents this time-tested approach to developing core drumming technique efficiently and completely. By mastering these eight essentials, you will be able to play in any type of rhythm section rock, funk, jazz, swing, hip-hop, and others. These exercises and explanations will help you to fulfill the essential roles of timekeeper, backbone, and heartbeat, with rock-solid beats and sound technique.