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Year-end Sale!

Now through the end of 2014 my self-published books, “Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum for the Advanced Drummer” and “Quicksteps and Drum Beatings,”  will be on sale for just $5 each! The first is a collection of original solos I’ve written over the years and the second contains selections from Bruce and Emmett’s “The Drummer’s and Fifer’s Guide,” a Civil War-era publication first published in 1862. Two great gift ideas for any drummer, young or old. Get yours today!


Holiday Sale

Earlier this year I self-published two books, “Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum for the Advanced Drummer” and “Quicksteps and Drum Beatings.” Now through Christmas I will be selling these for $5 each. The first is a collection of original solos I’ve written over the years and the second contains selections from Bruce and Emmett’s “The Drummer’s and Fifer’s Guide,” a Civil War-era publication first published in 1862. Either would make a great gift for the holidays for any drummer, young or old. So what are you waiting for? Buy one!


“Rosebud Reel” added to Rudimental 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.


Strube’s “Three Camps”

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


New Solo Added

I’ve just added a new, or maybe I should say old, solo to the Rudimental Solos list. “Connecticut Halftime” dates back to the Civil War and possibly even sooner. Check it out along with the other great traditional solos.


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