The Blue Book
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The Blue Book

A Test Guide for the Modern Percussionist
by Compilation
Price: $25.00
Pages: 92
Level: Easy to Advanced
Personnel: Solo (snare)
State Lists: Texas, Missouri, Indiana
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Description

A “blue book” is a booklet used by college students to answer test questions or write essays. The Blue Book is designed to provide music suitable for contest, audition, technique development, and just plain drumming fun! In a sense, these solos may serve as a test of your rudimental drumming skills. The Blue Book includes over 40 solos in a wide variety of rudimental styles ranging from beginning to extremely advanced. This collection contains rudimental snare solos, tenor solos, and bass drum ensemble pieces that will provide musically enriching material while developing technical proficiency.

Two dozen of the nation’s finest performers, teachers, and music industry professionals have come together to create this compilation. Collectively, these guys have:

  • 78 years combined DCI performing experience
  • 94 years combined DCI teaching experience
  • 31 combined DCI High Percussion Awards
  • 26 combined DCI World Championships 
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    The Blue Book contains the following titles:

     

    Snare Drum Solos  
    Hot Sticks Brad Meyer
    The Parliamentarian Gary Rudolph
    Midnight Barking (Snare Version) Andy Salmon
    Flampickin' Ralph Hicks
    Diddle Dimensions James Campbell
    Blue Blood Ian Murphy
    'Sget some Scoops Rob Parks
    Boogie Down James Campbell
    Fear David Ratliff
    Wizard Sticks Jon McMahan
    Aylesford Tonight! Ellis Hampton
    Sound Off Eric Willie
    Funkhouser Joshua D. Smith
    Engine Mark Hunter
    Penmoken Brian S. Mason
    7 Days & 7 Nights James R. Corcoran Jr.
    Flamenco Dances Glenn Kotche
    Guido's Birthday Scott McCoy
    Snare con Queso John Willmarth
    Shockwave Scott Kretzer
    Casey Claw Mark Casey
       
    Tenor Drum Solos  
    Boulden Brad Meyer
    The Best in Your Price Range Rob Parks
    The Tenor Wall Gary Rudolph
    Check your Sticks Eric Willie
    Midnight Barking (Tenor Version) Andy Salmon
    Sca-Fa Ian Murphy
    Moose Tash John Willmarth
    Slug Guts Joshua Dekaney
    Gadd's Groove Andy Salmon
    Bus Bowl Brian Flack
    Floatmeal Mark Hunter
       
    Bass Drum Ensembles  
    Singletary Strut Rob Parks
    The Inner Sanctum John Willmarth
    That's One in a Row David Ratliff
    Full Court Press Doug Steinmetz
    Holmes Slice Aaron Dale
    Enough About Me, Let's Talk More About Me Eric Willie
    Common Wealth Doug Steinmetz
    Tolly-Ho Aaron Dale
    Gunga La Gunga Rob Parks
    Metzo Matzo Mark Hunter
       
       
       

     

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    Click below to sample a variety of performance videos!

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    "I would like to thank Danny Raymond and Tapspace for the release of Let It Rip. I know it's a few years old now, but this is the perfect tutorial for learning and expanding your vocabulary for drumming. Danny has presented here a flawless display of technique and compositions for snare drum. I am actually working on my second copy of the disc! The pdfs are easy to follow. What I like most about this dvd is this... Danny has shown the viewer here that you can have the speed and the visual side of things happening, but the articulation in which he plays, nobody does it better! I've said before that Danny has the best hands in the business. I hope to catch more of Danny's drumming in the future in any format available."