Percussion Methods 103: 10 More Things Every Band Director Needs to Know

Presented by Dr. Dave Gerhart  


SNARE DRUM

  • Setting the Height of the Snare Drum
  • Placement of the Snare Strainer
  • Tuning
    • Batter (Top) Head = G#/A
    • Snare (Bottom) Head = C/C# (Above Batter Head)
  • Adjusting the Snares
  • Practice Pads
  • Stick Selection
  • Fulcrum
  • Rudiments = Scales
  • Stroke Types
    • Exercises ||: F F F F D U D U :||||: D U F F :||||: F D U :||
  • Order to Teach Rudiments
    • Diddle Rudiments
    • Flam Rudiments
    • Drag Rudiments
    • Roll Rudiments
    • Rolls utilize an Arm Stroke
  • Books

TIMPANI
  • Timpano vs. Timpani
  • Slipping Pedal
    • Memorize Timpani Ranges (B-Flat Major - 1st Inversion)
  • Pedal Placement for Storage

CYMBALS
  • Crash Cymbals
    • "Clapping Hands"
  • Suspended Cymbal Playing Position

BASS DRUM
  • Tuning
  • Playing Areas
  • Bass Drum Mallets
  • Mallet Bags

ACCESSORIES
  • "Buy Quality Percussion Accessories"
  • Case
  • "Triangle" Body Stance

TAMBOURINE
  • Holding a Tambourine
  • 6 Ways to Play a Tambourine
  • Surfboard Wax

TRIANGLE
  • Holding a Triangle
  • Beaters

FINAL TIPS
  • Old Drumheads
  • Percussion Instruments are not Tables
  • Books
  • Percussion Ensemble Music
    • Percussion blog posts


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