The Harry A Bower System for the Drums, Bells, Xylophone and Tympani
Harry Bower published his Harry A Bower System in 1912. It is again available through VAP Media's Digital Bookshelf.
This particular copy of the Bower System contains two of the original three volumes: Part I is Drums (which includes snare drum, bass drum, and cymbals). Part II contains instruction on the bells and xylophone. Scores of exercises are included. This book is one of the earliest comprehensive tutors for percussion published in the United States.
Once purchased, you'll receive an email with a special download code good for three days. Like all of VAP Media's Digital Library offerings, the book was scanned at high resolution, straightened, cleaned up, and passed through state-of-the-art optical character reading software so that the text is searchable!