Timing & Technique Exercises for the Modern Drummer. The goal of this book is to help develop, expand and solidify your rhythmic vocabulary, accuracy and comfort level and to build chops on top of that. The "rhythm builders" are meant to build your rhythmic vocabulary and make you much more comfortable, confident and accurate. The rhythms go from common to obscure, and there are certainly some challenges. As you train your mind, body and musical instinct with new and familiar rhythms through thousands of repetitions, they'll confidently and effortlesslycome out in creative ways in the music that you play. The "chops builders" are an expansion of the exercises found in Bachman's Stick Technique book, although many of the exercises also borrow from the concepts covered in the "rhythm builders" section ofthis book.