The Snowball Self
This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book is part of a serious and growing interest in kit drummers. The BBC television documentary I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band: The Drummer, Matt Brennan's ongoing work, Bill Block's short film The Drummer, and books by Ingrid Monson, Bill Bruford and Matt Dean, along with a slew of drummers' biographies and autobiographies in recent years, are helping to raise the profile and appreciation of drummers among the general public and the musical community. The book is only the first to focus on drummers from an academic standpoint. The increased acceptance of and emphasis on studying drum kit to a high level at conservatoires and popular music schools provides legitimized and approved continuity of study for aspiring professional kit drummers.