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Cheezy Poofs

drumline warmup
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 0:45
Release Date: 2020
Product ID : TSPME-050
Price: $20.00
Item #: TSPME-050

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Description

In addition to being the favored snack of South Park character Eric Cartman, Cheezy Poofs is also a favored snack of marching percussionists around the world. Designed by Murray Gusseck to be a "shopping spree" style exercise for late 90s era SCV, it quickly became standard repertoire for the group for many years and has since become a ubiquitous etude for working hybrid flam rudiments like flam drags, cheeses (flammed diddles), and flam fives. A rhythmic twist similar to a Indian Tihai gives the ending a nice little jolt!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

• Marching snare drums

• Marching tenors

• Marching bass drums (5)

Reviews

“Cheezy Poofs” was written in the late 1990s for the Santa Clara Vanguard percussion section to act as a “shopping spree” exercise—an exercise that typically incorporates various flam rudiments in a triplet-based context. Over the years it has become a standard within the marching percussion community. 

Originally included in the book Fresh Perspectives for the Modern Drumline, this version includes thoughts from the composer regarding possible variations within the exercises in addition to some background on the piece. A physical score is available for purchase, with individual parts available for download from the Tapspace website through a provided code. Beyond the ability to execute a variety of flam-based hybrid rudiments, performers will be challenged by a number of other aspects in this exercise including nonuplets, 3:2 polyrhythms, and rhythmic displacement. All of the writing is idiomatic for the instruments and will provide ample challenge to performers. 

Many of Murray Gusseck’s exercises have become standards in the marching percussion world. Those looking to include some of his writing style in their ensembles’ technical exercises will find a challenging but rewarding piece in “Cheezy Poofs,” especially now that individual parts are available. 

—Brian Nozny
Percussive Notes
Vol. 59, No. 1, February 2021

Description

In addition to being the favored snack of South Park character Eric Cartman, Cheezy Poofs is also a favored snack of marching percussionists around the world. Designed by Murray Gusseck to be a "shopping spree" style exercise for late 90s era SCV, it quickly became standard repertoire for the group for many years and has since become a ubiquitous etude for working hybrid flam rudiments like flam drags, cheeses (flammed diddles), and flam fives. A rhythmic twist similar to a Indian Tihai gives the ending a nice little jolt!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

• Marching snare drums

• Marching tenors

• Marching bass drums (5)

Reviews

“Cheezy Poofs” was written in the late 1990s for the Santa Clara Vanguard percussion section to act as a “shopping spree” exercise—an exercise that typically incorporates various flam rudiments in a triplet-based context. Over the years it has become a standard within the marching percussion community. 

Originally included in the book Fresh Perspectives for the Modern Drumline, this version includes thoughts from the composer regarding possible variations within the exercises in addition to some background on the piece. A physical score is available for purchase, with individual parts available for download from the Tapspace website through a provided code. Beyond the ability to execute a variety of flam-based hybrid rudiments, performers will be challenged by a number of other aspects in this exercise including nonuplets, 3:2 polyrhythms, and rhythmic displacement. All of the writing is idiomatic for the instruments and will provide ample challenge to performers. 

Many of Murray Gusseck’s exercises have become standards in the marching percussion world. Those looking to include some of his writing style in their ensembles’ technical exercises will find a challenging but rewarding piece in “Cheezy Poofs,” especially now that individual parts are available. 

—Brian Nozny
Percussive Notes
Vol. 59, No. 1, February 2021



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