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sextet for rudimental drummers
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 2:45
Personnel: 6 players
Release Date: 2020
Product ID : TSPCE20-020DL
Price: $29.00
Item #: TSPCE20-020DL

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Description

Originally written by Tim Perry for The United States Army Band, Trackin’ is a rudimental percussion ensemble piece for six drummers. It calls for 4 snare drums and 2 bass drums of any style. Whether concert, marching, or rope drums, it is entirely up to the performers and their desired tastes.

The title Trackin’ refers to a military phrase taken from the word “tracking.” This means to be on the same page and to understand the present situation to the fullest. In this piece, all six performers will need to “be on the same page” to execute effectively.



Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

2 snare drums (any type)

2 bass drums (any type)

Reviews

“Trackin” is a rudimental drumming piece for six drummers. Originally written by Tim Perry for The United States Army Band, it calls for four snare drums and two bass drums of any style— whether concert, marching, or rope drums, it is entirely up to the performers and their desired tastes. 

This would be an excellent way to supplement a rudimental drumming curriculum or a great way to introduce modern marching percussionists to a more traditional approach and the role of a non-melodic bass drummer. 

The program notes state that the title, “Trackin’,” refers to a military phrase taken from the word “tracking,” which means to be on the same page and to understand the present situation to the fullest. In this piece, all six performers will need to “be on the same page” to execute effectively. This cannot be overstated, as there are several tempo changes, a long accelerando, and some Pratt-style over-the-barline accent patterns. 

If you have any students who are thinking about a career in the armed forces as a drummer or are just looking to gain some insight into the more traditional style of American rudimental drumming, “Trackin’” is not to be missed. Given the current pandemic restrictions on marching bands and drumlines, this would be a great way to involve your students. It would also be a great piece for any professional group looking to add some rudimental repertoire to their programming. 

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 58, No. 5, October 2020

Description

Originally written by Tim Perry for The United States Army Band, Trackin’ is a rudimental percussion ensemble piece for six drummers. It calls for 4 snare drums and 2 bass drums of any style. Whether concert, marching, or rope drums, it is entirely up to the performers and their desired tastes.

The title Trackin’ refers to a military phrase taken from the word “tracking.” This means to be on the same page and to understand the present situation to the fullest. In this piece, all six performers will need to “be on the same page” to execute effectively.



Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

2 snare drums (any type)

2 bass drums (any type)

Reviews

“Trackin” is a rudimental drumming piece for six drummers. Originally written by Tim Perry for The United States Army Band, it calls for four snare drums and two bass drums of any style— whether concert, marching, or rope drums, it is entirely up to the performers and their desired tastes. 

This would be an excellent way to supplement a rudimental drumming curriculum or a great way to introduce modern marching percussionists to a more traditional approach and the role of a non-melodic bass drummer. 

The program notes state that the title, “Trackin’,” refers to a military phrase taken from the word “tracking,” which means to be on the same page and to understand the present situation to the fullest. In this piece, all six performers will need to “be on the same page” to execute effectively. This cannot be overstated, as there are several tempo changes, a long accelerando, and some Pratt-style over-the-barline accent patterns. 

If you have any students who are thinking about a career in the armed forces as a drummer or are just looking to gain some insight into the more traditional style of American rudimental drumming, “Trackin’” is not to be missed. Given the current pandemic restrictions on marching bands and drumlines, this would be a great way to involve your students. It would also be a great piece for any professional group looking to add some rudimental repertoire to their programming. 

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 58, No. 5, October 2020


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