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Mastering the Rudiments

A Step-by-Step Method for Learning and Mastering the 40 P.A.S. Rudiments

By Alan Keown

Snare Drum
A Step-by-Step Method for Learning and Mastering the 40 P.A.S. Rudiments. Composed by Alan Keown. Method/Instruction; Percussion - Snare Drum Method. Book. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.SDS9).

Item Number: AP.SDS9

ISBN 0757929559.

This book is the culmination of several years of teaching, trying to find an effective way to teach students precision as it relates to rudimental drumming. The musical "alphabet" for this style of drumming is the "rudiments" as they have been handed down from generation to generation, written and re-written, compiled and expanded. The groups on the cutting edge of rudimental drumming are constantly devising new patterns and combinations of strokes, which then become "new" rudiments, and in order to perform with such groups or to play the solo literature written for rudimental snare drum, the student must master all of these combinations with accuracy, precision, and strength!

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    Joe Santoro
    Milpitas, CA
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  • 2007-09-22 00:00:00.0 All Drummers Can Learn Their Rudiments

    I have been teaching for over 35 years. This is the first book that I have seen that teaches the rudiments in their basic format as well as an easier learning format. All rudiments are used in a practical 3 or 4 line Musical Exercise. I have a diverse roster...

    of private students. I can use this book with all of them regardless of their preference of drum styles or goals. This is an outstanding way to be exposed to all 40 rudiments. Those who want more in the rudimental area have lots of other books in which to expand their rudimental or corps style chops. Those students who need to learn their rudiments (and they all should) can do so very well by going through this book. All of my students, regardless of drumming style or preference enjoy this book and have progressed.

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