TROOPERCUSSION
Click to enlarge

TROOPERCUSSION

A Contemporary Approach to Tradition
by David Reeves & Kevin Welborn
Price: $25.00
Pages: 90
Level: Advanced
E-mail to a friend | Add To Wish List

Description

Hailing from the western heartland of Casper, Wyoming, The Troopers have been known as “America'’s Corps” since they were founded in 1957. Today they honor their traditional heritage while embracing the American spirit of innovation through cutting-edge design and precision that is cutlass sharp.

Inside TROOPERCUSSION, you'Â’ll get a peek at how the Troopers percussion program defines their technical and musical approach, strengthening their roots, while creating a fresh approach to the world of marching percussion in the 21st Century. Weighing in at 90 pages, the book is packed to the hilt with content, and not just for audition candidates. Percussionists and drum corps fans of all levels will find useful tips and innovative musical examples throughout the extensive and fully orchestrated exercises and etudes for both the battery and front ensemble sections.

Eight full battery exercises, keyboard chop builders, technique tips, pictures, four specialized front ensemble etudes (called the "TrooPit" etudes), and five full percussion musical show excerpts give a glimpse into the original and creative approach applied by Reeves and Welborn. These are bold directions which don't follow the status quo, and by applying the approach set forth in TROOPERCUSSION, you don't have to either!

 

For information on the Troopers including audition locations, applications, and dates, visit the Troopers website.



 

 

Watch/Listen

All sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.

You may also like...
Next Level, The
The Next Level is a comprehensive method for any drummer who desires to take his or her playing beyond their current abilities.
$24.95 $22.95
Vacant Lot Sessions, The
A compilation of "lot" music that was heard performed by members of the world champion drumline of the 1993 Star of Indiana. Colin McNutt's famous...
$14.95
Up Front Etudes
Designed by Jim Ancona to be a great companion to the popular pit resource "Up Front," this is a collection ensemble etudes of varying style to...
$30.00
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube
"Here's an idea. Take one of the best drumlines on the planet and build a sample library around them. This package is the creation of Jim Casella, one of the most respected leaders in the drumline community, so you know that the product is going to be first-rate...This package is complete with all the bells and whistles that make the special sounds and playing techniques of the drumline such an exciting sonic exploration. Did they leave anything out? I don't think so...This is an outstanding tool for anyone who writes or arranges music for drumline at any level – high school, college, or championship competitions."