Buddy used the Rich-Adler Technique:
Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments
By: Buddy Rich and Ted MacKenzie
Book/2 DVD Pack
Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments contains systematic instruction for the beginner student who wants to learn to play drums. It is also a great value to the teacher and professional drummer who wishes to increase his knowledge of rudiments. In addition to the elementary principles of music, there are 83 lessons of exercises and rudiments, 21 reading exercises, 10 exercises employing rudiments and advanced rhythmic studies. Mr. Rich's ability and genius in the drum world make this tutorial one of the landmarks of drum literature. In this 2-DVD edition, Ted MacKenzie reveals for the first time the Rich-Adler technique as it was intended. Making it accessible to all drummers, beginners and advanced alike. The DVDs include demonstrations of all the basic drum lessons and rudiments. DVD 1 includes the lessons played in non-bounce, matched technique format; DVD 2 includes the lessons played in bounce, traditional technique format.