1000 Level

Technique & Methods
Introduction to keyboard percussion (Goldenberg Modern School for Xylophone), Introduction to timpani (Goodman Timpani Method), Concert Snare drum technique (Goldenberg Modern School for Snare Drum), Snare Drum Method (Podemski).

2000 Level

Technique & Methods
Continued 100 level keyboard percussion, Percussion Keyboard Technique-McMillan, and simple solos (Bach 2-part Inventions). Continue 100 level timpani, add tuning, simple 2 drum solos, Tamp Tunes-Schinstine, study contemporary snare drum rhythms (Vic Firth The solo Snare Drummer), Portraits in Rhythm (Circone), Contemporary Snare Drum (Albright).

Multiple percussion playing.

3000 Level

Technique & Methods
Introduce keyboard literature and solos, 3 and 4 drum timpani studies and solos, Seven Solo Dances-Froch, introduction multiple percussion. Begin 4 mallet techniques, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone.

Multiple percussion playing.

4000 Level

Technique & Methods
An understanding of the total spectrum of percussion instruments and the ability to perform satisfactorily on all instruments. A study of technique and literature as directly applied to performance in the contemporary band and or orchestra.

Techniques involved in performing on the smaller traps.

Drum set technique (jazz, rock, symphonic, and general playing).

Advanced study includes solo literature in an effort to present a solo performance or to prepare for a professional performance audition. Solos to be considered will vary from student to student, but may include: Eliot Carter – 8 Pieces for Timpani, J.S. Bach – Violin Concert (A Minor), Jan Williams – Dream Lesson.

Jazz improvisation for keyboard.

Multiple percussion playing.

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