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Blue Book: A Test Guide for the Modern Percussionist - Snare, Tenor, or Bass Drum

Price: $27.00

Description

A “blue book” is a booklet used by college students to answer test questions or write essays. The Blue Book is designed to provide music suitable for contest, audition, technique development, and just plain drumming fun! In a sense, these solos may serve as a test of your rudimental drumming skills. The Blue Book includes over 40 solos in a wide variety of rudimental styles ranging from beginning to extremely advanced. This collection contains rudimental snare solos, tenor solos, and bass drum ensemble pieces that will provide musically enriching material while developing technical proficiency.

Two dozen of the nation’s finest performers, teachers, and music industry professionals have come together to create this compilation. Collectively, these guys have:

  • •78 years combined DCI performing experience
  • •94 years combined DCI teaching experience
  • •31 combined DCI High Percussion Awards
  • •26 combined DCI World Championships


  • Table of Contents:
  • Snare Drum Solos:
  • 'Sget some Scoops | Rob Parks | (medium, 2:12) | Texas (grade 2)
  • 7 Days & 7 Nights | James R. Corcoran Jr. | (advanced, 3:05) | Indiana (group 1)
  • Aylesford Tonight! | Ellis Hampton | (advanced, 2:15) | Florida (grade 6), Indiana (group
  • Blue Blood | Ian Murphy | (medium, 1:00) | Texas (grade 2)
  • Boogie Down | James Campbell | (medium, 1:30) | Florida (grade 4), Missouri (class B), Ohi
  • Casey Claw | Mark Casey | (advanced, 2:50) | Indiana (group 1)
  • Diddle Dimensions | James Campbell | (med-easy, 0:50) | Texas (grade 3)
  • Engine | Mark Hunter | (advanced, 1:30) | Flordia (grade 6)
  • Fear | David Ratliff | (advanced, 2:35) | Florida (grade 6), Indiana (groupd 1)
  • Flamenco Dances | Glenn Kotche | (advanced, 3:00) | Texas (grade 1)
  • Flampickin' | Ralph Hicks | (med-easy, 1:35) | Missouri (class B), Ohio (class C), Texas (g
  • Funkhouser | Joshua D. Smith | (med-advanced, 1:45) | Florida (grade 5), Texas (grade 1)
  • Guido's Birthday | Scott McCoy | (advanced, 2:30) | Indiana (group 1)
  • Hot Sticks | Brad Meyer | (easy, 0:45) | Texas (grade 3)
  • Midnight Barking (Snare Version) | Andy Salmon | (med-easy, 1:00)
  • Penmoken | Brian S. Mason | (med-advanced, 2:55) | Florida (grade 5), Indiana (group 1), T
  • Shockwave | Scott Kretzer | (advanced, 3:00) |
  • Snare con Queso | John Willmarth | (advanced, 2:50) | Indiana (group 1)
  • Sound Off | Eric Willie (med-easy, 0:55) | Florida (grade 4), Texas (grade 3)
  • The Parliamentarian | Gary Rudolph | (easy, 1:05) | Florida (grade 3), Texas (grade 3)
  • Wizard Sticks | Jon McMahan | (med-advanced, 1:40) | Florida (grade 5), Ohio (class A), Te
  • Tenor Drum Solos:
  • Boulden | Brad Meyer | (med-easy, 0:30)
  • Bus Bowl | Brian Flack | (advanced, 1:20) | Indiana (group 1), Texas (grade 1)
  • Check Your Sticks | Eric Willie | (medium, 0:30) | Texas (grade 3)
  • Floatmeal | Mark Hunter | (advanced, 2:00) | Indiana (group 1)
  • Gadd's Groove | Andy Salmon | (advanced, 1:40) | Texas (grade 1)
  • Midnight Barking (Tenor Version) | Andy Salmon | (med-easy, 1:00) | Texas (grade 3)
  • Moose Tash | John Willmarth | (medium, 1:10) | Texas (grade 2)
  • Sca-Fa | Ian Murphy | (med-advanced, 1:20) | Indiana (group 1)
  • Slug Guts | Joshua Dekaney | (med-advanced, 2:00) | Indiana (group 1), Texas (grade 1)
  • The Best in Your Price Range | Rob Parks | (medium, 0:50)
  • The Tenor Wall | Gary Rudolph | (med-easy, 0:40) | Texas (grade 2)
  • Bass Drum Ensembles:
  • Common Wealth | Doug Steinmetz | (medium, 1:00)
  • Enough About Me, Let's Talk More About Me | Eric Willie | (medium, 1:00)
  • Full Court Press | Doug Steinmetz | (med-advanced, 0:35)
  • Gunga La Gunga | Rob Parks | (med-advanced, 1:05)
  • Holmes Slice | Aaron Dale | (med-advanced, 1:05)
  • Metzo Matzo | Mark Hunter | (advanced, 1:00)
  • Singletary Strut | Rob Parks | (med-easy, 1:25)
  • That's One in a Row | David Ratliff | (medium, 0:55)
  • The Inner Sanctum | John Willmarth | (medium, 1:05)
  • Tolly-Ho | Aaron Dale | (med-advanced, 0:50)


  • Publisher: Tapspace
    Composer/Author: Various
    Artist:
    Arranger/Editor: Parks et al.
    Catalog Number: TSPB-20
    Pages: 93

     
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