(Book). The Ludwig Drum Company was the world's largest drum company in the 1920s under founder William F. Ludwig, and again in the 1960s under his son. This fascinating autobiography by William F. Ludwig II begins with his childhood recollections of home life and his father's drum factory. As a teenager, Mr. Ludwig became the national rudimental champion and member of the famous International Marimba Symphony Orchestra. Taking time out for distinguished wartime military service, the author helped his father start a second drum company, W.F.L. Restoration of the family name to the business, Total Percussion, The Beatles, N.A.R.D., selling the company to Selmer, and his active lecture career since all these topics are addressed here in captivating detail, in the words of William F. Ludwig II.The Autobiography of William F. Ludwig II William Frederick Ludwig Rob Cook ... 1941, and half of 1942, Mr.Strupe turned out dozens of drum improvements, some of which are still in use today, over sixty ... Finally someone would randomly open the package and find a note inside with instructions as to the desires of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Making of a Drum Company|
|Author||:||William Frederick Ludwig|
|Publisher||:||Hal Leonard Corporation - 2001|