Recital Pieces for Snare Drum (Book 1)

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Dirkjan van Groningen

General Info

Year: 2006
Difficulty: Elementary
Publisher: Show & Marching Music
Cost:  €16.00

Song List

1st Beat
Part 2
3 Times
4 On The Floor
High 5
6 Pack
7th Heaven
After 8th
Big 10
Seven 11
12'O Clock
Madman 13
Legion 14
15 Ways To
Sweet 16
At 17
18th Floor
19 Nine
Plenty of 20


Snare Drum

Program Notes

All pieces are usable as a supplement to the Snare Drum Basics method books. Because of the play-along tracks percussionists are getting familiar with listening to and reacting on other percussion instruments right from the start. You can use the pieces from this book as teaching material (duets), as ensemble material for you first (junior) percussion ensemble or as recital material for solo competitions or exams.


As a supplement on the excellent Snare Drum Basics Method Book, Dirkjan van Groningen now created a book with Recital Pieces. The 20 progressively written solos are corresponding with the exercises in the method book. The solos are unmistakable written in a “drumline style” as know from the famous drum corps. Each page contains a solo which you can find on the enclosed CD. By using the balance knob you can turnoff the snare, if you like. Than you have the accompaniment from a percussion ensemble. In the book you can find modern snare drum effects like ‘stikclicks’ and ‘rimclicks’, as we see by heroes like Jeff Queen. Of course you will be practicing different time signatures. The accompaniment CD is a good metronome and gives the player the opportunity to create a real performance. With your family on the couch and the CD player on 10 you can create a fantastic show. Very good and educative![1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Inner Contradictions - Percussion Ensemble
Unlocked Energy - Percussion Ensemble
Snare Drum Basis (Book 1)
Snare Drum Basis (Book 2)
Recital Pieces for Snare Drum (Book 1)
Recital Pieces for Snare Drum (Book 2)
Recital Pieces for Bass Drum & Cymbals (Book 1)
Recital Pieces for Bass Drum & Cymbals (Book 2)
Recital Pieces for Multi Toms (Book 1)
Recital Pieces for Multi Toms (Book 2)

Additional Resources


  1. Mark Eeftens - Slagwerkkrant (The Dutch Percussion Magazine)