Designed for anyone who plays with sticks, "The Next Level: Rudimental Drumming Techniques" is a comprehensive approach to advance your playing. Starting with fundamental techniques including proper grip and applying the Moeller and Velocity strokes to achieve maximum sound quality and endurance. Drawing on over 30 years of teaching and playing experience, the book details:
-Two Height Control
-Backsticking and Tricks
The book concludes with a full transcription of Jeff's world championship solo, "Tribute."
I am excited to announce that my book is now available through Tapspace Percussion - click below to get your copy today!
Written for the advanced rudimental percussionist, the piece is designed to challenge the performer in the areas of two-height control, pulse control, flam rudiments, and low-end bounce. It is a straight-forward marching-style solo that incorporates visuals, playing zone manipulation, some odd meters, and fast playing. Available from www.tapspace.com
Double Flag is a flagship snare drum solo by Jeff Queen. In true Queen fashion, the piece calls for two snare drums—one with a Kevlar head and one with a Mylar head. Add to that recipe six thimbles for finger playing, an Evans X-treme Patch™ (recommended, but not required) for effects, and a healthy infusion of chops Available from www.tapspace.com
Help Desk will have your technical difficulties sorted out right away. Scored for full battery (including cymbals!), this parking lot etude relies heavily on the use of hemiola to resolve your issue. When was the last time you repaired your paradiddle-diddles? Better get 'em up to speed in a hurry, because you're going to need them! Available from www.tapspace.com
Notes 'o' plenty are served up in a juicy plate of "get some" with this new parking lot jam for battery entitled Uncle Ted. Performers will have all aspects of their playing challenged--dynamics, density, and rhythmic integrity. Audiences will have their minds blown. Written in the spirit of early 90's warmups (only in 7/8 this time!), the piece goes from single-hand sections to chop-busting hybrid rudiment phrases the whole family can enjoy…especially Uncle Ted! Those swung 16ths are for you buddy! Available from www.tapspace.com
Intermediate to Advanced cadence for marching battery. This cadence was played during my tenure at Carmel High School from 2013-2018.
Tapspace is proud to offer you the world's most jam-packed, advanced rudimental snare solos! What's more is that many of these solos were actually performed in DCI and PASIC solo competitions throughout the years, all being top-ranked and pushing the boundaries of what is possible with a couple of sticks on kevlar! If you think you can hang, see what these pro's can dish up in Violent Ice Cream!
This book is saddle-stitch bound with a full-color glossy cover and has more notes than you'll know what to do with! Available from www.tapspace.com
Features four-time solo snare drumming world champion, Jeff Queen. This video presents a comprehensive approach to developing hand technique and a detailed look at contemporary rudimental drumming.Jeff demonstrates all of the standard rudiments as well as cutting edge hybrids. In addition, he performs several solos that amply display his incredible technique and virtuosity.
Medium - Advanced percussion quintet written for snare drum & shaker, 4 concert toms, concert bass drum, timpani, and bongos. This quintet was premiered at PASIC in 2003 and had Paul Rennick on bongos and Scott Johnson on concert toms. Available from www.rowloff.com
Written for drumline instructors, arrangers, and performers at all levels, Drumline Gold reveals the philosophies, lessons, and mindsets of over 20 of the most brilliant, creative, and successful game-changers in the marching percussion activity. Top educators in DCI, WGI, PAS, college, and high school share their systems on leading, practicing, rehearsing, listening, cleaning, performing, arranging, competing, auditioning, reading, marching, tuning, recruiting, staffing, and building an excellent culture. There is even a system on self-care and the importance of wearing earplugs, preventing injury, and managing stress.
This valuable collection of quick-to-read yet deeply insightful strategies is like finding expert trade secrets all placed in one convenient source. Contributors to the book were even eager to get a look at each other's ideas! With outstanding records of performance, workshop clinics, recordings, research, composition, leadership and teaching, the 57 authors provide their favorite recipes that cover an extreme range of topics from rudiments to rock, drum set to symphonic playing, and keyboard percussion to interpretation. There is something for everyone in this unique publication that will inspire all levels and types of teachers, ensembles and performers.
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