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ERIC Number: EJ926869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
The Snare Drum in Three Dimensions
Sanderl, Robert
Teaching Music, v18 n4 p28-31 Jan 2011
Any seasoned band teacher can attest to the challenge of teaching percussion. Many young percussionists face a sense of alienation from the rest of the ensemble because of a perception that percussionists have a lesser understanding of music than other instrumentalists. This perception has improved because many schools now include bell kits in their requirements for incoming percussion students. However, even with bell kits, often there's still a change in teaching styles when moving from bells (pitched) to snare drum (non-pitched). The end result is that the student, and often the teacher, views the snare drum and all non-pitched percussion instruments as one-dimensional. Not only is this untrue, but it's unfair to non-pitched percussionists. In this article, the author analyzes eight measures of a classic snare drum solo, "Drum Corps on Parade" by John Pratt.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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