THE DRUMMER'S ODYSSEY
"Sometimes we can all feel we’re playing kind of samey, safe in what we already know, but short of new ideas to practice and apply. AJ Rousell’s system takes basic ideas and grows them by varying and combining them and orchestrating them around the in myriad ways. A table of all the exercises’ possible combos will help guide you through the many ideas until you find what works for you. And in this sense it’s quite unique, putting your progress back into your hands (as opposed to just slavishly following a book of exercises), which will grow your vocabulary, by making you think about and apply what you're creating.
[Chris Burke / RHTYHM MAGAZINE ISSUE 272]
RHYTHM MAGAZINE REVIEW: 4/5 Stars
THE FIELD MANUAL FOR THE CHURCH DRUMMER
"Fantastic book! Very well thought out and very easy to understand. Loads of quotes, comments and experiences from every day life as a church drummer that the average person can definitely relate to. Even myself, as who can't read music, found it a joy to read. When I finished the book, I went to show it to our music leader, only to find he had his own copy already. Happy drumming days are clearly ahead..."
[Graham Price / Saint Peter's Chruch, Radstock]