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for solo snare drum
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 2:30
State Lists: Ohio | Florida | Wisconsin | Texas | Indiana
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCS-36DL
Price: $13.00
Item #: TSPCS-36DL

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Description

Modulation, by Jeff Queen, is a solo for snare drum that focuses on the challenges of encountering similar rhythms in different meters. Written in sonata form, the piece explores the basic meters of 4/4, 6/8, and 3/4, while working through the formal devices of exposition, development, and recapitulation. The 3/4 section is fast, felt in “one”, and would provide a nice challenge for a player not used to reading rhythms in that sort of feel. 

This solo demands a basic command of flams, diddles, rolls, and height/volume control, and should be accessible to the average intermediate to advanced marching or concert percussionist.

Instrumentation

  • Concert or marching snare drum

Reviews

This rudimental solo (complete with stickings) focuses on metric modulations. It contains rolls (single and double stroke), paradiddles, paradiddle-diddles, flams, flam taps, flam accents, flam paradiddles, drags, buzz rolls, and one ratamacue. The tempo is 92-132 bpm, so the range, given the rhythmic content, makes this solo very accessible to the intermediate rudimental player. Those familiar with Queen’s more advanced snare music can rest assured that this is written for a student and therefore is attainable by the developing rudimental performer. It is a two-and-a-half minute solo that would be a nice addition to state solo music lists, as it would be beneficial for high school students to study and perform.

–Jeff Moore
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

Modulation, by Jeff Queen, is a solo for snare drum that focuses on the challenges of encountering similar rhythms in different meters. Written in sonata form, the piece explores the basic meters of 4/4, 6/8, and 3/4, while working through the formal devices of exposition, development, and recapitulation. The 3/4 section is fast, felt in “one”, and would provide a nice challenge for a player not used to reading rhythms in that sort of feel. 

This solo demands a basic command of flams, diddles, rolls, and height/volume control, and should be accessible to the average intermediate to advanced marching or concert percussionist.

Instrumentation

  • Concert or marching snare drum

Reviews

This rudimental solo (complete with stickings) focuses on metric modulations. It contains rolls (single and double stroke), paradiddles, paradiddle-diddles, flams, flam taps, flam accents, flam paradiddles, drags, buzz rolls, and one ratamacue. The tempo is 92-132 bpm, so the range, given the rhythmic content, makes this solo very accessible to the intermediate rudimental player. Those familiar with Queen’s more advanced snare music can rest assured that this is written for a student and therefore is attainable by the developing rudimental performer. It is a two-and-a-half minute solo that would be a nice addition to state solo music lists, as it would be beneficial for high school students to study and perform.

–Jeff Moore
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 


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