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Time Out, Game On!

gametime grooves for drumline
Level: Medium
Duration: 0:10–1:00
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPB-56
Price: $40.00
Item #: TSPB-56

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Description

Drumline grooves are an essential component to the soundtrack of scholastic athletic events. In Time Out, Game On! veteran drumline instructor Matt Altmire presents 14 short grooves that are perfect for high school or collegiate football games, pep rallies, parades, and more. With a variety of styles, tempos, and difficulty levels, these grooves are practical for a variety of situations. The shortest grooves are about 10 seconds in length, and all are loopable, giving you flexibility to have them last a minute or longer. Time Out, Game On! also include 4, 5, and 6 player bass drum parts. Crowd, cheer, and dance team friendly, these are essential grooves for drumlines to have in their back pocket, ready to rock at a moment’s notice!

Time Out, Game On! contains the following short grooves and cadences:

   Bucket Med-Easy

   Push-Up Med-Easy

   Sidewinder Med-Easy

   Tee It Up! Med-Easy

   Boom Medium

   Done Med-Advanced

   Vendimac Med-Advanced

   Densha Med-Advanced

   Showtime! Med-Advanced

   Wataru Med-Advanced

   CT Med-Advanced

   Lemon Slushy Med-Advanced

   Electric Toothbrush Med-Advanced

   YBOR Med-Advanced

Time Out, Game On! ships as a fully-bound book with a sleek color cover design and includes reference recordings in downloadable format, with performance videos available online.

Instrumentation

Marching Snares

Marching Tenors (includes options for  quints or sextets)

Marching Bass Drums (includes options for 4, 5, or 6 drums)

Marching Cymbals

Reviews

This new collection from Matt Altmire is written for the standard drumline instrumentation, minus the front ensemble. It contains 14 short grooves or stand beats ranging from four to 16 bars in length. The difficulty level ranges from easy to medium-advanced. The bass drum parts are written for five basses; however, it would not be difficult to make them work for four or even three bass drums, as the majority of the parts are unison.

The pieces in the book range from standard march tempo to some reaching as high as quarter note equals 200. Each piece is in common time with the exception of two grooves, one in cut time and one in 9/8. The book fills a need, especially for schools that may not have a percussion instructor. The pieces are short and easy enough for a competent group of students to learn them on their own, if needed. Every one of the grooves also contains repeats to allow for shorter or longer playing depending on how the time out or the pause in the football game is going.

This collection is sure to give the drumline more material to play that is easily accessible to high school and collegiate lines. The music written has some very interesting grooves to them, and is sure to be catchy during the game. The purpose of the book is not to provide difficult drumline music, but instead to offer simple and fun stuff for lines to play in the stands, and Altmire achieved that goal. I look forward to hearing these tunes on Friday and Saturday nights!

—Josh Armstrong
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 6, December 2023

Description

Drumline grooves are an essential component to the soundtrack of scholastic athletic events. In Time Out, Game On! veteran drumline instructor Matt Altmire presents 14 short grooves that are perfect for high school or collegiate football games, pep rallies, parades, and more. With a variety of styles, tempos, and difficulty levels, these grooves are practical for a variety of situations. The shortest grooves are about 10 seconds in length, and all are loopable, giving you flexibility to have them last a minute or longer. Time Out, Game On! also include 4, 5, and 6 player bass drum parts. Crowd, cheer, and dance team friendly, these are essential grooves for drumlines to have in their back pocket, ready to rock at a moment’s notice!

Time Out, Game On! contains the following short grooves and cadences:

   Bucket Med-Easy

   Push-Up Med-Easy

   Sidewinder Med-Easy

   Tee It Up! Med-Easy

   Boom Medium

   Done Med-Advanced

   Vendimac Med-Advanced

   Densha Med-Advanced

   Showtime! Med-Advanced

   Wataru Med-Advanced

   CT Med-Advanced

   Lemon Slushy Med-Advanced

   Electric Toothbrush Med-Advanced

   YBOR Med-Advanced

Time Out, Game On! ships as a fully-bound book with a sleek color cover design and includes reference recordings in downloadable format, with performance videos available online.

Instrumentation

Marching Snares

Marching Tenors (includes options for  quints or sextets)

Marching Bass Drums (includes options for 4, 5, or 6 drums)

Marching Cymbals

Reviews

This new collection from Matt Altmire is written for the standard drumline instrumentation, minus the front ensemble. It contains 14 short grooves or stand beats ranging from four to 16 bars in length. The difficulty level ranges from easy to medium-advanced. The bass drum parts are written for five basses; however, it would not be difficult to make them work for four or even three bass drums, as the majority of the parts are unison.

The pieces in the book range from standard march tempo to some reaching as high as quarter note equals 200. Each piece is in common time with the exception of two grooves, one in cut time and one in 9/8. The book fills a need, especially for schools that may not have a percussion instructor. The pieces are short and easy enough for a competent group of students to learn them on their own, if needed. Every one of the grooves also contains repeats to allow for shorter or longer playing depending on how the time out or the pause in the football game is going.

This collection is sure to give the drumline more material to play that is easily accessible to high school and collegiate lines. The music written has some very interesting grooves to them, and is sure to be catchy during the game. The purpose of the book is not to provide difficult drumline music, but instead to offer simple and fun stuff for lines to play in the stands, and Altmire achieved that goal. I look forward to hearing these tunes on Friday and Saturday nights!

—Josh Armstrong
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 6, December 2023


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