Travis Brant | American Drummer & Composer

Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style


Neil Peart is one of the greatest drummers of all time, known as the beating heart and lyricist of the rock band Rush. His artistic legacy is legendary and endless. Through his biography, drum influences, interviews and a photo gallery the reader will be introduced to Neil Peart’s life and drumming style. The book analyzes and includes the drum sheet music for one of his most remarkable works: “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” from the album Hemispheres (1978) by Rush. Every drum part analyzed is accompanied by an audio file. This book is intended both for drummers and Rush fans: a guide for all who want to understand the basics of Neil Peart’s drumming, a document to collect, and for the younger generations a way to approach the music of Rush.