Advance your creativity and command of the drum set! Phrasing will help you expand your vocabulary by using standard rudiments and essential rhythmic concepts, making your playing more conversational, dynamic, and focused. First, you'll learn a core set of phrases that are the basis for all the exercises. Then, each of the 50 lessons applies rudiments and innovative stickings to the phrases to explode the rhythmic potential of standard practice routines. This process will give you a comprehensive drum set vocabulary that you can bring to all groove styles.

Russ Gold’s book Phrasing builds on the ideas of teaching greats like Ted Reed, Alan Dawson and Joe Morello. In Phrasing, Russ presents a vast and progressive collection of sticking combination and marries them with simple rhythmic phrases to help students gain control of the instrument and to think more musically.
— John Riley
Russ has put together a great drum set concept that will make an excellent reference book for long-term study. My favorite books are those that I can revisit time and time again for creative inspiration and source material for building ideas. Good stuff!!!
— David Garibaldi
Russell Gold has documented a system that can help you learn how to play rhythms using a great number of approaches. These concepts will help you integrate the rhythms into the flow of your drumming and develop interesting, musical embellishments.
— Steve Smith