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Something Old, Something New

for solo rudimental snare drum
Level: Advanced
Duration: 3:30
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPCS21-012
Price: $14.00
Item #: TSPCS21-012

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Description

Jamie Vilseck wrote Something Old, Something New as a reference to the old English rhyme about weddings, just months before his own. In doing so, he honors his compositional past while introducing fresh ideas. This piece is a tour-de-force for the advanced rudimental drummer, gradually introducing challenging rhythmic shifts, technical demands, and blazing-fast accent patterns. With plenty to chew on in every measure, this solo will provide tons of fun for anybody looking to push their skills!

This solo can also be found in The Blue Book - Volume 3 along with over 40 other solos for snare drum, drum set, mallet keyboard, and timpani.

Something Old, Something New ships as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full color cover.

Instrumentation

  • Solo marching snare drum

Reviews

As the title suggests, this solo includes something old and something new. The “something old” is based on a solo theme Jamie Vilseck wrote when he was in high school. The “something new” portion is the result of Vilseck pushing himself to incorporate new and challenging ideas.

This solo starts out in 3/4, with a two-measure ostinato played on the shell with the right hand. The left hand plays various rhythms using both the drumhead and a cross-stick. The left hand then joins the right on the drumhead, with fast, accented phrases utilizing single strokes and paradiddle-themed rudiments. The time signature switches to 4/4, utilizing rhythms such as sixteenth notes, eighth-note triplets, sixteenth-note triplets, thirty-second-note triplets, and nonuplets.

Tempo and dynamic changes occur throughout the piece. The solo is rhythmically complex and technically demanding. The performer will find something challenging in almost every measure!

—Jeff W. Johnson
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022

Description

Jamie Vilseck wrote Something Old, Something New as a reference to the old English rhyme about weddings, just months before his own. In doing so, he honors his compositional past while introducing fresh ideas. This piece is a tour-de-force for the advanced rudimental drummer, gradually introducing challenging rhythmic shifts, technical demands, and blazing-fast accent patterns. With plenty to chew on in every measure, this solo will provide tons of fun for anybody looking to push their skills!

This solo can also be found in The Blue Book - Volume 3 along with over 40 other solos for snare drum, drum set, mallet keyboard, and timpani.

Something Old, Something New ships as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full color cover.

Instrumentation

  • Solo marching snare drum

Reviews

As the title suggests, this solo includes something old and something new. The “something old” is based on a solo theme Jamie Vilseck wrote when he was in high school. The “something new” portion is the result of Vilseck pushing himself to incorporate new and challenging ideas.

This solo starts out in 3/4, with a two-measure ostinato played on the shell with the right hand. The left hand plays various rhythms using both the drumhead and a cross-stick. The left hand then joins the right on the drumhead, with fast, accented phrases utilizing single strokes and paradiddle-themed rudiments. The time signature switches to 4/4, utilizing rhythms such as sixteenth notes, eighth-note triplets, sixteenth-note triplets, thirty-second-note triplets, and nonuplets.

Tempo and dynamic changes occur throughout the piece. The solo is rhythmically complex and technically demanding. The performer will find something challenging in almost every measure!

—Jeff W. Johnson
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022


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