A Sequential Approach to Fundamental Snare Drum

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Tom Morgan


General Info

Year: 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Book Cost - $0.00   |   Supplemental Books - $0.00

Overview

It begins with tips about how to practice well. It discusses how to hold the sticks and the proper stance at a snare drum. Then it introduces how to read and count music. First, there are a few exercises and then a piece of music. This is how the rest of the book is organized: It introduces a concept (quarter notes, eighth notes, accents, dynamics), provides exercises to practices each concept, and then a piece of music which includes the learned concept. It also provides pages with all the dynamic markings, note values, time signatures, and common sticking patterns so one is supplied with a reference of each. At the end, Tom Morgan cleverly adds 14 pages of his next book, A Sequential Approach to Rudimental Snare Drum, to provide a hint of what the next steps are to learning to play snare drum.

Chapters

Biography & Dedication
Introduction
Starting with the Correct Grip
Proper Stance and Drum Pad Height
Introduction to Music Reading
Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests
QUARTER NOTE DUET
The Buzz
Half Notes and Half Rests
Whole Notes and Whole Rests
SUITE FOR SNARE DRUM
Introduction to Eighth Notes
Eight Note Exercises
Introduction to Accents
Accent Studies; Buzz Studies
Metronome Fun! No. 1
Eighth Rests
Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests
Buzz and Accent Obstacle Course
EIGHTH REST DUET
Introduction to Dynamics
Dynamic Studies
EIGHTH NOTE DUET
Eighth, Half and Whole Notes
Non-Beamed Eighth Notes
Metronome Fun! No. 2
Introduction to Sixteenth Notes
Sixteenth Note Exercises
The Buzz Roll as Sixteenths
Four Etudes
OUT ON A RIM
Introduction to Dotted Notes
Dotted Note Etudes
Eighth-Based Time Signatures
3/8 Time
6/8 Time
9/8 Time
12/8 Time
Metronome Fun! No. 3
COMPOUND TIME DUETS
Common Sixteenth Note Patterns
Two Sixteenths and an Eighth
One Eighth and Two Sixteenths
Short Buzz Exercises
BOOMERANG
Sixteenth, Eighth, Sixteenth
Dotted Eighth, Sixteenth
Sixteenth, Dotted Eighth
More Short Buzz Exercises
Metronome Fun! No. 4 Common Sixteenth Note Patterns (Compound Time)
Compound Time Sixteenth Exercises
Compound Time Buzz Exercises
GIGUE
Dynamic Studies- Crescendo and Decrescendo
Sixteenth Note Etude 1
Sixteenth Note Etude 2
Sixteenth Note Etude 3
Sixteenth Note Etude 4
GROVE'S GROOVE
Sixteenth Rests
Sixteenth Rests- Continued
More Dynamic Studies
Dotted Eighth, Sixteenth Patterns
WALTZ FOR SNARE DRUM
Introduction to Syncopation
Four Syncopated Exercises
Syncopated Etude
Metronome Fun! No. 5
SYNCOPATHIC

Reviews

Review by Ashley Feist: I think this book is a great way to start a beginning snare drummer. I recommend it for all ages, but the concepts are explained quickly, in short paragraphs rather than taking the time to be really through and detailed. Therefore, this may be for ages 12 and up, quick learners, or someone who already has a basic understanding of how music/rhythm works. Rating- I

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Works for Percussion by this Author

Morgan, Tom. A Sequential Approach to Fundamental Snare Drum. Greensboro, NC: C. Allan Publications, 2002.
Morgan, Tom. A Sequential Approach to Rudimental Snare Drum. Greensboro, NC: C. Allan Publications, 2003.
Morgan, Tom. The Jazz Drummer's Reading Workbook. Greensboro, NC: C. Allan Publications, 2010.



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