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Up Front by Jim Casella & James Ancona

Model # TSPB-06 By: Tapspace
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  • Overview

    • 225 Page All Inclusive Front Ensemble Guide
    • Covers Technique and Performance Presence
    • Discusses Equipment Needed, Maintenance, Transportation, Arranging, Teaching, and More!
    • Exercises and Musical Excerpts to Build Technique
  • Item Details

    How many books exist about drumline technique, method, and instruction? There are tons of texts that cover this topic. The front ensemble however, has little material discussing marching front ensemble specific techniques and aspects of performance.

    That's where Up Front by Jim Casella and Jim Ancona comes in, to fill this void with an all inclusive book on everything pit related. Up Front explores the numerous details that go into successful front ensemble performance, including equipment needed, instrument ranges, instrument care, transporting equipment, playing technique, exercises, how to teach front ensembles, how to arrange, and much much more.

    This text has more than enough information to help any player or teacher of any level, drawing from the vast experience of Casella and Ancona, who have helped the development of the front ensemble into the integral part of marching performances that it is today. This is a must have for educators who want to maximize their groups potential and ability, helping to cast light onto one of the areas that people tend to over look.

  • Specifications

    Name Up Front by Jim Casella & James Ancona
    Brand Tapspace
    Model # TSPB-06
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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    • 5
    • August 24, 2014
    • by Jared D.
    • I definitely recommend this book to players and educators of all backgrounds. It's a riveting insight on how the Pro's have been doing it for many years. I applied a lot of the methods and techniques to the groups I've worked with and written for and I saw an immediate change in everything.