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Nine Minute Drill

The NEXT LEVEL of Classroom Routines for Percussion
Level: Medium
Pages: 48
Release Date: 2018
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPB-37
Price: $18.00
Item #: TSPB-37


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Description

Take your percussion fundamentals to the NEXT LEVEL with exercises students actually look forward to!

Nine Minute Drill picks up where its predecessor, Five Minute Drill, leaves off with a series of “next level” exercises for practice pad and mallet keyboard. Take  intermediate students through the paces with their technique, rudiments, and ultimately their musicianship.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains engaging play-along tracks at a variety of styles and tempos. Set up your pads or mallet instruments, press PLAY…and away you go! More fun than any metronome alone could ever be, these tracks will engage students in a way that only real musical compositions can.

INCLUDED:
  • 22 comprehensive exercises for practice pad and mallet keyboard
  • CD-ROM with play-along tracks for each exercise at 3 different tempos
  • Data tracking tools so you can record your progress
  • Helpful tips and techniques anyone can benefit from



Need more?

This book is the followup to Five Minute Drill, the original, beginner-level set of daily drills for classroom percussion. Both drills make perfect companions to Rath/Hicks' popular collection Beyond Basic Percussion - ten easy/med-easy percussion ensembles focusing on primary challenges of the beginning percussion section.

TEACHERS IN THE TRENCHES

Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks are both educators and deal with common issues band directors face with their percussion students every day. If you'd like to correspond with them to share ideas or ask questions, they've generously made themselves available via email. Click here to email them!

Reviews

It is rare to come across a classroom method book that so clearly, concisely, and thoroughly covers the basics of what a student needs to know. Nine Minute Drill doesn’t just cover technique, rhythm, and reading skills for practice pad and mallet percussion, it also covers musicality, listening skills, body placement, and some music theory.

The book begins with an explanation on how to use the book to best effect and a breakdown description of the practice-pad exercises. Each drill has three accompanying play-along tacks at slow, medium, and fast tempos. The audio intro and count-in is written into the notation, which also includes what students should listen for in the track, when they should switch sticking, and what each hand should be doing–right down to if one hand should be resting at the student's side. The lessons are preceded by "Quick Tips" that describe the purpose of the exercises and some basic technique guidance.

The mallet-percussion section focuses mainly on two mallets, but does include a few pages of four-mallet study at the end. The scales and arpeggio section not only includes the scale and arpeggio for each key, but also the dominant 7th, minor, and diminished 7th arpeggios for each key. While not exhaustive in terms of mallet exercises, Nine Minute Drill includes interval, double stop, and chromatic motion, and has the "Green" scale patterns written out for each key.

In terms of usability, Nine Minute Drill is brilliant and useful for percussion-specific teachers and non-percussionist band teachers alike. Though intended for the classroom, this book could easily be used for private lessons or even by a more advanced player who wants to get in some "back to basics" style practice. The book is laid out so smoothly that a motivated student with some prior training would be able to use it on his or her own with some effectiveness.

—Marilyn K. Clark Silva
Percussive Notes
Vol. 56, No. 3, July 2018

Description

Take your percussion fundamentals to the NEXT LEVEL with exercises students actually look forward to!

Nine Minute Drill picks up where its predecessor, Five Minute Drill, leaves off with a series of “next level” exercises for practice pad and mallet keyboard. Take  intermediate students through the paces with their technique, rudiments, and ultimately their musicianship.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains engaging play-along tracks at a variety of styles and tempos. Set up your pads or mallet instruments, press PLAY…and away you go! More fun than any metronome alone could ever be, these tracks will engage students in a way that only real musical compositions can.

INCLUDED:
  • 22 comprehensive exercises for practice pad and mallet keyboard
  • CD-ROM with play-along tracks for each exercise at 3 different tempos
  • Data tracking tools so you can record your progress
  • Helpful tips and techniques anyone can benefit from



Need more?

This book is the followup to Five Minute Drill, the original, beginner-level set of daily drills for classroom percussion. Both drills make perfect companions to Rath/Hicks' popular collection Beyond Basic Percussion - ten easy/med-easy percussion ensembles focusing on primary challenges of the beginning percussion section.

TEACHERS IN THE TRENCHES

Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks are both educators and deal with common issues band directors face with their percussion students every day. If you'd like to correspond with them to share ideas or ask questions, they've generously made themselves available via email. Click here to email them!

Reviews

It is rare to come across a classroom method book that so clearly, concisely, and thoroughly covers the basics of what a student needs to know. Nine Minute Drill doesn’t just cover technique, rhythm, and reading skills for practice pad and mallet percussion, it also covers musicality, listening skills, body placement, and some music theory.

The book begins with an explanation on how to use the book to best effect and a breakdown description of the practice-pad exercises. Each drill has three accompanying play-along tacks at slow, medium, and fast tempos. The audio intro and count-in is written into the notation, which also includes what students should listen for in the track, when they should switch sticking, and what each hand should be doing–right down to if one hand should be resting at the student's side. The lessons are preceded by "Quick Tips" that describe the purpose of the exercises and some basic technique guidance.

The mallet-percussion section focuses mainly on two mallets, but does include a few pages of four-mallet study at the end. The scales and arpeggio section not only includes the scale and arpeggio for each key, but also the dominant 7th, minor, and diminished 7th arpeggios for each key. While not exhaustive in terms of mallet exercises, Nine Minute Drill includes interval, double stop, and chromatic motion, and has the "Green" scale patterns written out for each key.

In terms of usability, Nine Minute Drill is brilliant and useful for percussion-specific teachers and non-percussionist band teachers alike. Though intended for the classroom, this book could easily be used for private lessons or even by a more advanced player who wants to get in some "back to basics" style practice. The book is laid out so smoothly that a motivated student with some prior training would be able to use it on his or her own with some effectiveness.

—Marilyn K. Clark Silva
Percussive Notes
Vol. 56, No. 3, July 2018



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