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Take your band program to the next level!
80 pages covering rudimental studies, rolls, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique. Includes 23...
More expert advice, method, theory, and tips for music conductors.
As a percussion player or teacher, method books can help you expand your knowledge of this huge category of instruments, providing new techniques and exercises to help improve play. No matter what percussion instrument you play, there is a method book to help you advance. If you’re a beginner player, the first question you’re probably asking is where do I begin? With so many options available, the quick answer is really anywhere. Browse the selection and find what best piques your interest. If you’re just starting out on the bass drum or cymbals, the Alfred Elementary Drum Method Book is a great choice. With an introduction to time signatures, drumstick methods and numerous exercises to practice, this study aid explains all the principals beginners need to be comfortable with to enjoy these instruments.
If on the other hand you’re a teacher, these method books offer a lot of material that can be integrated into your lessons. From warm-ups to full teaching exercises, these books can effortlessly enhance your students’ training. Simply find a book that covers the instrument you teach and go from there.
These books are also broken down into genre if that’s more what you’re looking for. The KJOS Standard Of Excellence for Jazz Ensemble Drums for example was tailor-made for musicians looking to get into the jazz game. From rhythm studies to improvisational training, this book covers it all. Even separated into different styles, no matter what type of jazz you’re looking to play, this book can offer tips, rehearsal suggestions and audio reinforcement to help you improve. If you’re looking to expand your skillset further than what you already know, these genre method books are worth exploring.
You’ve decided that your musical talents are best suited to playing or teaching beginner percussion. With the assistance of these method books, your technique, play and practice will all reach new heights. Now all you need to decide is which instrument to focus on.
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