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for solo snare with kick drum
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 2:10
State Lists: Texas | Ohio | Florida | Indiana
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCS-35DL
Price: $13.00
Item #: TSPCS-35DL

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Description

Aisle Seat is an accessible, groovy little number for snare drum with kick drum by snare drumming icon Jeff Queen. Written to aid one of his students with their concept of the pulse, the solo incorporates the use of a drumset kick drum with pedal to provide a solid rhythmic foundation against which the snare parts dodge and weave. 

The piece should be accessible to younger as well as older players and would make for a gentle introduction to the world of concert-style snare solos for a performer who has some basic drumset skills. And vice versa—a non-drumset playing student can start to get a feel for 3-limb coordination and pulse control by diving into this solo.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride in the Aisle Seat. Remember to watch your elbows as the carts come down the aisle!

Instrumentation

  • Snare drum
  • Kick drum (with pedal)

Reviews

In the composer’s notes Jeff Queen talks about his inspiration for this two-minute ten-second piece:  “Aisle Seat” was born on a flight home from a drum corps camp many years ago. At the time I had a student who was a good player but didn’t fully understand how a quarter-note pulse related to certain rhythms. I decided to write her a solo that would incorporate an audible pulse to help her practice!”

Using rudiments from the standard 40 PAS rudiment list, with single paradiddles and double-stroke rolls being the most frequently used patterns, it is primarily rudimental in nature. The kick drum is used as a timekeeping device, played on the main beats in the measure (this is the most frequent technique used) as a melodic voice, alternating or interacting with the snare drum and in a cross rhythm or polymetric fashion (quarter-note triplets while the snare drum part has eighth-note triplets).

While some young students will find the addition of the kick drum to be challenging, the effort to coordinate the hands and foot will be time well spent. The solo is interesting, challenging, visually appealing, and educational.

–Michael Sekelsky
Percussive Notes  
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

Aisle Seat is an accessible, groovy little number for snare drum with kick drum by snare drumming icon Jeff Queen. Written to aid one of his students with their concept of the pulse, the solo incorporates the use of a drumset kick drum with pedal to provide a solid rhythmic foundation against which the snare parts dodge and weave. 

The piece should be accessible to younger as well as older players and would make for a gentle introduction to the world of concert-style snare solos for a performer who has some basic drumset skills. And vice versa—a non-drumset playing student can start to get a feel for 3-limb coordination and pulse control by diving into this solo.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride in the Aisle Seat. Remember to watch your elbows as the carts come down the aisle!

Instrumentation

  • Snare drum
  • Kick drum (with pedal)

Reviews

In the composer’s notes Jeff Queen talks about his inspiration for this two-minute ten-second piece:  “Aisle Seat” was born on a flight home from a drum corps camp many years ago. At the time I had a student who was a good player but didn’t fully understand how a quarter-note pulse related to certain rhythms. I decided to write her a solo that would incorporate an audible pulse to help her practice!”

Using rudiments from the standard 40 PAS rudiment list, with single paradiddles and double-stroke rolls being the most frequently used patterns, it is primarily rudimental in nature. The kick drum is used as a timekeeping device, played on the main beats in the measure (this is the most frequent technique used) as a melodic voice, alternating or interacting with the snare drum and in a cross rhythm or polymetric fashion (quarter-note triplets while the snare drum part has eighth-note triplets).

While some young students will find the addition of the kick drum to be challenging, the effort to coordinate the hands and foot will be time well spent. The solo is interesting, challenging, visually appealing, and educational.

–Michael Sekelsky
Percussive Notes  
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 


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