This chapter introduces you to the nuts and bolts of rock drumming. The chapter begins with a brief discussion of rock drumming as an art form. Next, it outlines how to build stamina and endurance at loud volumes and how to reduce your risk of repetitive-motion injuries. You'll also find some basic rock beats here. These are practical “grooves” used by every drummer in all styles. While elementary, you will likely use these beats more than the more complex variations found later in the book.