“The drum set demands teaching techniques all its own. The teacher/performer must have an understanding of the history of the music associated with the instrument. He must have knowledge of the artistic and technical growth of the great players of the instrument. We have tried to approach these areas in this, the first Percussive Notes to feature the drum set. Many thanks to the authors.”
Check out this significant historical article from the February 1982 issue of Percussive Notes on the state and progression of the drum set through the mid-1900s.