12 Duets for the Intermediate Snare Drummer

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C. Rudolph Emilson

General Info

Year: 1987
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kendor
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I: Snare Drum
Player II: Snare Drum

Program Notes


The twelve duets found in this volume are arranged in a progressive order of difficulty with four duets in each of three grade levels from two to four. They are intended to provide opportunities for developing both rhythmic reading and roll skills. The duets use all roll types from five-stroke to seventeen-stroke rolls, including six-stroke and ten-stroke rolls. Other rudiments 'included are flams, flamacues, flam taps, flam accents, three-stroke ruffs, and Swiss army triplets. The author suggests a rudimental approach throughout. The imitative writing in these duets provide some pedagogical benefits. Often, one player rolls while that player's duet partner executes the rhythmic base equivalent of that particular roll. The imitative writing also provides a helpful approach to improving rhythmic accuracy and stability, especially if the duets are used in a teacher-student context. One can question, however, the wisdom of writing all twelve duets in 2/4 meter, especially considering the difficulties students have reading in compound meters. Reviewed By: John Raush

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