John Wooton has a new publication out this month, “Dr. Throwdown’s Rudimental Remedies” (The rudimental method for what ails you!)

The 25 lessons in his book are organized so that each lesson focuses on a certain technique and/or rudiment. There are accompanying play-along tracks for every exercise and each track is set in seven different tempos starting with “Tempo del Learno” all the way to “Ludicrous Speed.”

There is also a two hour DVD included. “Dr. Throwdown’s Rudimental Remedies” is being published by Row Loff Productions. You can also find out more information on Dr. Wooton’s books and performances at his Web site (

Dr. Wooton marched snare drum with the Phantom Regiment from 1981 to 1984. He was the Percussion Caption Head from 1987 to 1989.