Mark Danger Powers

Writing all the things

Lots of interests mean lots of writing, lots of pitching, lots of being turned down and – eventually, with time – lots of paper and digital things with words and music notation on them. So far for me, it’s meant authoring instructional drum method books and little kids’ board books and magazines articles and percussion compositions and other whatnot.

Some are self-published. Some are published by the likes of Alfred Music, blue manatee press, Modern Drummer Magazine, DRUM! Magazine, Percussive Notes, and such. Some are written solely by yours truly. Some are co-written with legends who I’m humbled to know and work with.

It’s a treat to have them all floating out there in the world. Check them out…

Slammin’ Simon’s Guide to Mastering Your First Rock & Roll Drum Beats! (in English and Spanish)

Slammin’ Simon’s 20 Essential Drum Rudiments

Solo in Style, a collection of original drumset solos for beginning/intermediate performers (published by Alfred Music)

co-author (along with Dave Black) of Alfred’s Drumset Method, Book 2

co-author (with Walfredo Reyes, Sr., Elliot Fine and David Stanoch) of the book The 2-in-1 Drummer

I Want to Be a Drummer!

I Want to Be A Reader! (silver medalist in the board book category of the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards), are published by blue manatee press and illustrated by Maria Montag

Grooves On-The-Go

10,000-hour Practice Log & Journal.

release free 60-second video drum lessons over at

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Modern Drummer Magazine

DRUM! Magazine

Percussive Notes

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omposed and published nine percussion solo/ensemble pieces