Mike Mangini is a role model for music education. His dedication to understanding all aspects of rhythm and to playing with emotion and confidence is incessant. Mike's learning system outlined in his books are like no other. This book is about practice management, in particular the book is about HOW to practice. In order to improve as a musician, you must understand how MUSIC works and how YOU work. Volume 1 shows you HOW to develop the 2 most basic and vital musical skills. 1. Knowledge of Rhythm & 2. Good practice habits. Mike draws from fields of Mathematics, Biology, Neuroscience, Management and Psychology to explain what our brains and bodies do when we are playing music.