SKF NOTE: Yesterday someone in search of Roberto Petaccia’s book sent me a message asking for help. Later in the day, when I was able to reply to the stranger, I couldn’t find his message. The writer said he saw my Life Beyond the Cymbals repost of Roberto’s obituary and thought I might have info to offer.
The only Roberto Petaccia book I know of his Roberto’s Progressive Steps to Progressive Funk cited at the close of the two Modern Drummer columns I reposted here with Roberto’s MD obituary.
Someone has Progressive Steps to Progressive Funk available online. And it appears as though Roberto (aka R.P. Publications) self published this book.
Hopefully, the person who wrote me will see my reply here. If readers have more information to offer, I look forward to hearing from you.