Zahid Ahmad's book "Drum" Volume 1 is a great book for beginning drummers as well as for more advanced players. It has very useful advice on stretching, equipment, how to grip the sticks, and foot technique. The book is full of exercises that will help drummers improve their time, while also improving their coordination. The exercises are to be played slowly with control; they start simply, but become quite challenging. No matter what style of music one might play, this book will help drummers master the coordination and control needed to play at a professional level.