My self-published book “Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum for the Advanced Drummer” is once again available for purchase. The book contains eight original solos for snare drum and has been expanded to include five traditional rudimental solos every snare player should know. Print version is $9.95 and the e-book is just $5.00.
Category Archives: Solos
A new page has been added to the growing collection of Rudimental Solos with downloads for “Rosebud Reel.” “Rosebud Reel” is the predecessor of what we now call “Connecticut Halftime.” It appears on page 26 of “Col. H.C. Hart’s New and Improved Instructor for the Drum” by Col. H.C. Hart, 1862. In each of the downloads, a copy of the original “Rosebud Reel” is provided exactly as it appears in Hart’s “Instructor,” as well as the fife part.
My arrangement of Bruce and Emmett’s ” Three Camps” included a change in one of the roll patterns from a 9-stroke roll to an 11-stroke roll. I did this because it flowed better in today’s rudimental style. Turns out Gardiner A. Strube’s version of “Three Camps” from his 1869 manual “Strube’s Drum and Fife Instructor” already did this. I have removed the previous file and replaced it with the Strube version. Thank you Will Chappell for bringing this to my attention.
Three Camps – from “Strube’s Drum and Fife Instructor”, 1869
I’ve just completed some work on “Downfall of Paris.” The following are available for download in the Resources section:
Downfall of Paris (Fife & Drum) – as it appears in “Col. H. C. Hart’s New and Improved Instructor for the Drum,” 1862
Downfall of Paris (Fife only) – as it appears in “Col. H. C. Hart’s New and Improved Instructor for the Drum,” 1862
Downfall of Paris (Drum only) – as it appears in “Col. H. C. Hart’s New and Improved Instructor for the Drum,” 1862
Downfall of Paris – a comparison of the drum parts as they appear in Col. Hart’s manual and Bruce & Emmett’s manual
Enjoy! And as always, if you have any input, suggestions or words of wisdom to share, please feel free to Contact me.