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Blue Book - Volume 3, The

A Test Guide for the Modern Percussionist
Level: Med-Easy to Advanced
Pages: 162
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPB-49
Price: $29.00
Item #: TSPB-49

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In yet another extraordinary collection, James Campbell and his cohorts from the University of Kentucky present The Blue Book - Volume 3! Over forty composers (including Mr. Campbell himself) have contributed a total of 47 individual solos to this compilation which are ideal for contests, auditions, technique development, recitals, juries, or just for your musical enjoyment.

Solos cover a wide range in skill levels, from Med-Easy through Advanced, and clock in at over 2 hours of total material! Also, and for the first time ever, The Blue Book series includes solos for mallet keyboard and timpani.

Volume 3 of The Blue Book, as does both of its predecessors (The Blue Book and The Blue Book - Volume 2), represents several generations of students and alumni who have passed through the venerable percussion studies program at the University of Kentucky. All have gone on to enjoy successful careers as teachers, performers, and composers and represent their alma mater dutifully in this diverse collection of percussion solos!



The Blue Book - Vol. 3 includes the following pieces:

DRUMSET SOLOS

Sharp Shuffle | Josh Dekaney | (Med-Easy, 2:00)

It All Goes in the Same Pot | Paul Deatherage | (Med-Advanced, 3:10)

Splitrips | Glenn Kotche | (Med-Advanced, 3:45)

Dive Culvert | Josh Dekaney | (Med-Advanced, 1:55)

Harlem Street Beat | Jason Tiemann | (Med-Advanced, 2:55)

Blue Samba | Rande Sanderbeck | (Med-Advanced, 1:55)

Rolex | Nick Bolchoz | (Advanced, 1:55)

New Room | Marcus Reddick | (Advanced, 3:20)

Strollin’ Down Euclid | Scott Kretzer | (Advanced, 1:55)

MALLET KEYBOARD SOLOS

Cloud Dance | Joshua D. Smith | (Med-Easy, 1:45)

Gottland Stroll | James B. Campbell | (Med-Easy, 1:15)

Blue Afro Groove | Frank Kumor | (Med-Easy, 1:45)

My Old Kentucky Home | Ralph Hicks (| Medium, 1:20)

Blue Vibes | Tyler Swick | (Medium, 1:00)

Mason’s Boat Ride | Brian Nozny | (Medium, 2:10)

Swirling Hills | Mark Hunter | (Medium, 2:00)

Lock 21 | Josh Dekaney | (Medium, 2:45)

There’s a lot of Sap in There | James R. Corcoran, Jr. | (Med-Advanced, 3:10)

Blue Sly | Chad Floyd | (Med-Advanced, 2:25)

Falling Up the Stairs | Christopher Butler | (Med-Advanced, 4:00)

All In | Matthew Geiger | (Med-Advanced, 2:30)

Lukas’ Lexicon | Francisco Perez | (Med-Advanced, 3:30)

Ethan’s Road | Ming-Hui Kuo | (Advanced, 8:20)

SNARE SOLOS

Appian Way Crossing | Rob Parks | (Med-Easy, 1:35)

The Amsden | Kelsey Collins | (Med-Easy, 1:30)

Rolling Down Rose | Rob Parks | (Med-Easy, 1:00)

Kirwan Tower | David Ratliff (| Med-Easy, 1:00)

3 Little Birds | Andy Salmon | (Medium, 1:25)

Baron of the Bluegrass | Gary Rudolph | (Medium, 1:40)

Koffee and Krullers | Kip Crowder | (Medium, 1:15)

Switch | Emily Durocher | (Med-Advanced, 2:20)

My Old Kentucky Home | Aaron Graham | (Med-Advanced, 2:35)

Three from the King | Kyle Forsthoff | (Med-Advanced, 2:30)

Prattamacues | Jason Tiemann | (Med-Advanced, 2:30)

Waltz of the Blue Widow Spider | Ben Stiers | (Med-Advanced, 2:10)

Fanfare for Singletary | Jeremy Maytum | (Advanced, 1:25)

Imbalance | Colin Hill | (Advanced, 3:30)

The Test | Jonathan Sharp | (Advanced, 3:50)

Something Old, Something New | Jamie Vilseck | (Advanced, 3:30)

TIMPANI SOLOS

Blue Steel | Rob Parks | (Med-Easy, 1:15)

Do I Need to Get a Newbie to Play That for You?!? | Eric Willie | (Medium, 1:45)

Aspen | James B. Campbell | (Medium, 1:55)

And They’re Off | John Willmarth | (Medium, 2:10)

Hot Tubs | Brian S. Mason | (Med-Advanced, 2:40)

Constrained. | Brad Meyer | (Advanced, 3:40)

Petrichor | Kenyon Williams | (Advanced, 4:45)

Five Words... | Brady Harrison | (Advanced, 4:00)

SUPPLEMENTAL DOWNLOAD


One of the pieces in this product contains an optional audio backing tracks You may download it freely from our Supplemental Downloads page.

Reviews

This collection features nine drum set solos, 14 mallet solos, 16 snare drum solos, and eight timpani solos. Each of the solos was written by an alumnus of the University of Kentucky percussion program, and they range in difficulty from medium to advanced.

The drum set solos range from the traditional drum set sound to some that are more in the multiple-percussion realm. There is a key at the beginning, so all of the solos follow the same notation. The mallet solos range from simple two-mallet pieces to more advanced four-mallet works. Most of these can work on a 4-octave marimba, with a few needing a 5-octave. The solos range from the more modern sounding to traditional harmonies. The snare drum solos range in difficulty as well, and there is a notational key at the beginning of the section. Most of the pieces are in concert style, and one includes an audio accompaniment. The timpani section has pieces ranging from three to four drums.

This collection of solos is a great resource to help and supplement other etudes and technique studies. Most of these solos are two pages long, making them fairly short, but quality pieces. Students from high school to graduate school could benefit from these pieces. The University of Kentucky definitely puts the talent of their alumni on display with this collection.

—Josh Armstrong
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022

Description

In yet another extraordinary collection, James Campbell and his cohorts from the University of Kentucky present The Blue Book - Volume 3! Over forty composers (including Mr. Campbell himself) have contributed a total of 47 individual solos to this compilation which are ideal for contests, auditions, technique development, recitals, juries, or just for your musical enjoyment.

Solos cover a wide range in skill levels, from Med-Easy through Advanced, and clock in at over 2 hours of total material! Also, and for the first time ever, The Blue Book series includes solos for mallet keyboard and timpani.

Volume 3 of The Blue Book, as does both of its predecessors (The Blue Book and The Blue Book - Volume 2), represents several generations of students and alumni who have passed through the venerable percussion studies program at the University of Kentucky. All have gone on to enjoy successful careers as teachers, performers, and composers and represent their alma mater dutifully in this diverse collection of percussion solos!



The Blue Book - Vol. 3 includes the following pieces:

DRUMSET SOLOS

Sharp Shuffle | Josh Dekaney | (Med-Easy, 2:00)

It All Goes in the Same Pot | Paul Deatherage | (Med-Advanced, 3:10)

Splitrips | Glenn Kotche | (Med-Advanced, 3:45)

Dive Culvert | Josh Dekaney | (Med-Advanced, 1:55)

Harlem Street Beat | Jason Tiemann | (Med-Advanced, 2:55)

Blue Samba | Rande Sanderbeck | (Med-Advanced, 1:55)

Rolex | Nick Bolchoz | (Advanced, 1:55)

New Room | Marcus Reddick | (Advanced, 3:20)

Strollin’ Down Euclid | Scott Kretzer | (Advanced, 1:55)

MALLET KEYBOARD SOLOS

Cloud Dance | Joshua D. Smith | (Med-Easy, 1:45)

Gottland Stroll | James B. Campbell | (Med-Easy, 1:15)

Blue Afro Groove | Frank Kumor | (Med-Easy, 1:45)

My Old Kentucky Home | Ralph Hicks (| Medium, 1:20)

Blue Vibes | Tyler Swick | (Medium, 1:00)

Mason’s Boat Ride | Brian Nozny | (Medium, 2:10)

Swirling Hills | Mark Hunter | (Medium, 2:00)

Lock 21 | Josh Dekaney | (Medium, 2:45)

There’s a lot of Sap in There | James R. Corcoran, Jr. | (Med-Advanced, 3:10)

Blue Sly | Chad Floyd | (Med-Advanced, 2:25)

Falling Up the Stairs | Christopher Butler | (Med-Advanced, 4:00)

All In | Matthew Geiger | (Med-Advanced, 2:30)

Lukas’ Lexicon | Francisco Perez | (Med-Advanced, 3:30)

Ethan’s Road | Ming-Hui Kuo | (Advanced, 8:20)

SNARE SOLOS

Appian Way Crossing | Rob Parks | (Med-Easy, 1:35)

The Amsden | Kelsey Collins | (Med-Easy, 1:30)

Rolling Down Rose | Rob Parks | (Med-Easy, 1:00)

Kirwan Tower | David Ratliff (| Med-Easy, 1:00)

3 Little Birds | Andy Salmon | (Medium, 1:25)

Baron of the Bluegrass | Gary Rudolph | (Medium, 1:40)

Koffee and Krullers | Kip Crowder | (Medium, 1:15)

Switch | Emily Durocher | (Med-Advanced, 2:20)

My Old Kentucky Home | Aaron Graham | (Med-Advanced, 2:35)

Three from the King | Kyle Forsthoff | (Med-Advanced, 2:30)

Prattamacues | Jason Tiemann | (Med-Advanced, 2:30)

Waltz of the Blue Widow Spider | Ben Stiers | (Med-Advanced, 2:10)

Fanfare for Singletary | Jeremy Maytum | (Advanced, 1:25)

Imbalance | Colin Hill | (Advanced, 3:30)

The Test | Jonathan Sharp | (Advanced, 3:50)

Something Old, Something New | Jamie Vilseck | (Advanced, 3:30)

TIMPANI SOLOS

Blue Steel | Rob Parks | (Med-Easy, 1:15)

Do I Need to Get a Newbie to Play That for You?!? | Eric Willie | (Medium, 1:45)

Aspen | James B. Campbell | (Medium, 1:55)

And They’re Off | John Willmarth | (Medium, 2:10)

Hot Tubs | Brian S. Mason | (Med-Advanced, 2:40)

Constrained. | Brad Meyer | (Advanced, 3:40)

Petrichor | Kenyon Williams | (Advanced, 4:45)

Five Words... | Brady Harrison | (Advanced, 4:00)

SUPPLEMENTAL DOWNLOAD


One of the pieces in this product contains an optional audio backing tracks You may download it freely from our Supplemental Downloads page.

Reviews

This collection features nine drum set solos, 14 mallet solos, 16 snare drum solos, and eight timpani solos. Each of the solos was written by an alumnus of the University of Kentucky percussion program, and they range in difficulty from medium to advanced.

The drum set solos range from the traditional drum set sound to some that are more in the multiple-percussion realm. There is a key at the beginning, so all of the solos follow the same notation. The mallet solos range from simple two-mallet pieces to more advanced four-mallet works. Most of these can work on a 4-octave marimba, with a few needing a 5-octave. The solos range from the more modern sounding to traditional harmonies. The snare drum solos range in difficulty as well, and there is a notational key at the beginning of the section. Most of the pieces are in concert style, and one includes an audio accompaniment. The timpani section has pieces ranging from three to four drums.

This collection of solos is a great resource to help and supplement other etudes and technique studies. Most of these solos are two pages long, making them fairly short, but quality pieces. Students from high school to graduate school could benefit from these pieces. The University of Kentucky definitely puts the talent of their alumni on display with this collection.

—Josh Armstrong
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022


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