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Red's Rhumba Redux (Download)

a vertigo-inducing drumline etude
Level: Advanced
Duration: 1:10
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPME-052DL
Price: $25.00
Item #: TSPME-052DL

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Description

Red’s Rhumba Redux by Colin McNutt is a reimagined version of his original, which was written for the 1993 Star of Indiana Drumline (also found in The Vacant Lot Sessions).

In this updated version written for the 2021 Boston Crusaders, McNutt wanted the members of the Crusaders drumline to feel the adrenaline and excitement that came from a complex, aggressive, purely battery-driven composition akin to Murray Gusseck’s famous Martian Mambo. He achieves the desired effect brilliantly by weaving rudimental figures through ever-changing time signatures, intricate groove patterns, complex hocket textures, and an overall vertigo-inducing effect!



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

Instrumentation

• Marching snare drums

• Marching tenors (quints)

• Marching bass drums (5)

Reviews

This 1½-minute “in the lot” drumline piece was written for the Boston Crusaders drumline during their 2021 DCI season. Colin McNutt’s intent was to write a flashy, complex, and aggressive composition that the members would enjoy playing as much as they would enjoy the “hype” of the difficulty level of the notes.

Throughout the piece, steady pulses and predictable groove phrases are consistently interrupted as the time signatures shift and change with lightning-fast speed. Additionally, each section has the opportunity to show off high-level trends for their instrument (think diddles, flams, and hybrid rudiments in the snares and tenors, complex splits for the basses), while also working together to communicate full-drumline rhythmic modulations and beefy unison punctuations.

This work is not for the faint of heart, and it will take a drumline that is ready to level-up their playing and individual homework before they unveil a public performance.

—Joshua D. Smith
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022

Description

Red’s Rhumba Redux by Colin McNutt is a reimagined version of his original, which was written for the 1993 Star of Indiana Drumline (also found in The Vacant Lot Sessions).

In this updated version written for the 2021 Boston Crusaders, McNutt wanted the members of the Crusaders drumline to feel the adrenaline and excitement that came from a complex, aggressive, purely battery-driven composition akin to Murray Gusseck’s famous Martian Mambo. He achieves the desired effect brilliantly by weaving rudimental figures through ever-changing time signatures, intricate groove patterns, complex hocket textures, and an overall vertigo-inducing effect!



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

Instrumentation

• Marching snare drums

• Marching tenors (quints)

• Marching bass drums (5)

Reviews

This 1½-minute “in the lot” drumline piece was written for the Boston Crusaders drumline during their 2021 DCI season. Colin McNutt’s intent was to write a flashy, complex, and aggressive composition that the members would enjoy playing as much as they would enjoy the “hype” of the difficulty level of the notes.

Throughout the piece, steady pulses and predictable groove phrases are consistently interrupted as the time signatures shift and change with lightning-fast speed. Additionally, each section has the opportunity to show off high-level trends for their instrument (think diddles, flams, and hybrid rudiments in the snares and tenors, complex splits for the basses), while also working together to communicate full-drumline rhythmic modulations and beefy unison punctuations.

This work is not for the faint of heart, and it will take a drumline that is ready to level-up their playing and individual homework before they unveil a public performance.

—Joshua D. Smith
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022


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