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The ultimate companion to UP FRONTNot long ago, Tapspace released Up Front - the world's most definitive resource for the modern pit. Up Front Etudes is the next step of the journey. It breaks the monotony of traditional scales and pit exercises with six cool mini-compositions designed to add spice and variety to your front ensemble training program.Jim Ancona, percussion caption head for the 7-time world champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, has created this warm-up repertoire for students and instructors alike. The pieces are technically focused and diverse enough to provide a realistic way to hone any ensemble's musical skills.
Five Minute Drill, written by Ralph Hicks and Eric Rath, is a fully comprehensive book and CD play-a-long package for your beginner percussionists. This set of warm ups will help your percussionists of any experience level have something to work on while the rest of the band is doing their own set of warm ups. It covers a span of different rudiments, stickings, dynamics, major scales and chromatic scales. The MP3 player compatible track that comes with the Five Minute Drill will allow your percussion students to play along with tracks going at different speeds and rhythms to increase their rhythmic vocabulary while engaging them in fun, short warm-up segments. There are almost 100 audio tracks with varying tempos that your group will be able to play along with. The custom play-a-long tracks come in three tempo-based styles; disco, samba and DJ FMD. There are also printable data tracking tools so that teachers and students alike can track their progress. How cool is that?
Method Book Beats: A Drum Method
*This unique book uses rudimental repertoire as a method for individual or group instruction. *Fills the gap of a rudimental method for private teachers, percussion instructors, or band directors after your beginning level book but before advanced solo books. *An easy-intermediate to advanced level method book, Beats includes different variations of the exercise "the grid" and gives the teacher and student plenty of material on each level. *It can be used in private lessons or with a classroom. Helpful technique and performance tips included in the book. *Literature includes solos, duets, grid work, stadium grooves, full battery cadences for each grade (including optional bass parts for schools with 3 or 4 person bass lines.)
Method Book Listen in Snares!
Looking for Exercises that Challenge the Brain as well as your Hands? *These books offer fresh material that challenges your command of the rudiments. *Over 35 exercises are included! *Exercises included for One Hand, Two Height, Multiple Same Hand, Singles, Timing, Doubles, Paradiddles, Rolls, Flams, and Combinations. *Great for individual work-out, in sectionals, or as a battery warm-up. *Listen In - An Exercise Collection is the solution to spicing up your warm-up routine. *Get it today and start learning exercises that make you think!
Method Book Listen in Tenors!
Method Book Listen in Basses!