The purpose of this book is to concentrate on two important areas of jazz drumming: Reading and Interpretation. The book suggests ideas for fill-ins and related techniques, but is mainly made up of reading examples, such as a drummer would encounter on a job with a band or combo where reading is required. This material is designed for improvisation and for the development of the following objectives:* To play steady time.* To play relaxed at all tempos.* To play with a swinging concept ("feel").* To play with good taste when improvising.* To play and develop greater independence and coordination.* To develop the art of reading syncopated patterns, thus supplementing snare drum foundation books.