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Books and Supplies

Required Supplies:


Practice drum - convert any 8-14” diameter drum into a practice drum. Purchase a Remo Silent Stroke (mesh) Drumhead for the batter side. Use any regular head for the resonant side. Bring drum, stand, and concert sticks to Percussion Seminar, Private and Group Lessons. Keep it at DSM during the week, we will provide you a storage space in 2240. Have this ready to go by the first day of classes each semester. Store in a soft-bag case.

 

Drumset style snare stand - to hold your practice drum

 

Drumkey-bring to all rehearsals, Seminar, PE, etc.

 

Ear Plugs Hearos High Fidelity or Vic Firth High Fidelity ear plugs. Both are virtually the same, ca. $15-20, get no more than 20-25 dB sound attenuation (reduction). Cheap foam plugs are not acceptable for a musician, but good for chain saw gigs.

 

Metronome Either a stand-alone electronic metronome such as Tama Rhythm Watch or Dr. Beat or a mobile phone met app  “Flex Beat”  or "Tempo" with sound attenuating headphones (Sennheiser Pro-280, Audio Technica ATH-M50x) or fitted in-ear buds that provide hearing protection.

 

Sticks and Mallets: bare essentials 

                  Concert Snare sticks, Vic Firth SD-1 General (a maple stick) or hickory (heavier) equivalent

                  Drumset sticks, Vic Firth 5A, wood tip, nylon tip is ok for practice and provide better durability

                  Retractable Wire Brushes with wire end ring – Vic Firth Heritage Brush

                  Stick Bag - Vic Firth SBAG2

                  Keyboard and Timpani Mallets recommended per student


 

Three-ring notebook, size 1-1.5”, containing two types of paper all three-hole punched - 8.5x11” loose-leaf ruled paper and 8.5x11” loose-leaf manuscript paper


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Books typically required of first semester freshmen 

•••Schaft, Glenn–Fascinating Rhythms

•••Schaft, Glenn – Chops & Concepts, 2018  edition

•••Stone, George Lawrence — Stick Control. 1935.

•••Peters, Mitchell — Intermediate Studies For Snare Drum, 1976. Excellent etudes for all levels.

•••Charles Wilcoxon — Modern Rudimental Swing Solos. 1941.

•••Peters, Mitchell — Fundamental Method for Mallets. Vol. 1. Excellent introductory 2 and 4 mallet text.

•••Peters, Mitchell — Fundamental Method for Timpani. Excellent general text.\

•••Rothman, Joel. Drumming and All That Jazz (1st)


Snare Drum Books

Cirone, Anthony — Portraits In Rhythm, 1966.

Delecluse, Jacques — Douze Etudes, 1964

Delecluse, Jacques — Keiskleiriana 1, 1987

Delecluse, Jacques — Studio M 1, 2004          

Delecluse, Jacques — Initium II, 1977, focus on subdivision

Delecluse, Jacques — Initium IV, 1978, focus on subdivision

Delecluse, Jacques —  Methode de Caisse-Claire, 1969

Firth, Vic  — The Solo Snare Drummer, 1968

Gardner, Carl — Gardner Modern Method, 1919

•••Gauthreaux, Guy, II –- Six Classic Snare Drum Solos

Goldenberg, Morris —Modern School For Snare Drum, 1955

Peters, Mitchell — Advanced Snare Drum Studies, 1971.

•••Peters, Mitchell — Intermediate Studies For Snare Drum, 1976. Excellent etudes for all levels.

Peters, Mitchell — Etudes for Snare Drum. 2003.

•••Schaft, Glenn – Snare Drum Chops & Concepts, 2018 edition

•••Stone, George Lawrence — Stick Control. 1935.

•••Charles Wilcoxon — Modern Rudimental Swing Solos. 1941.

Weiner, Richard — Etudes For Snare Drum, 2011. 

Wooten, John - Drummers Rudimental Reference Book.


Drum Set Books

Duduka Da Fonseca and Bob Weiner — Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset (CD)

Brian Fullen — Bass Drum Essentials

Brian Fullen — Jazz Standards for Drumset, Play-Along

Malabe, Frank and Bob Weiner — Afro Cuban Rhythms for Drumset (CD)

Pickering, John — Mel Bay’s Studio/Jazz Drum Cookbook. Excellent jazz comping patterns.

Ted Reed — Syncopation

Jim Riley, Survival Guide for the Modern Drummer, PlayAlong

•••Rothman, Joel. Drumming and All That Jazz (1st)

Rothman, Joel. Extraordinnarily Phenomenal Jazz Drum Book (2nd)

Rothman, Joel. Four-Way Independence For Jazz Drumming (3rd)

Zoro - The Commandments of Drumming. R&B, Soul, and Funk ( CD).


Timpani Book

•••Peters, Mitchell — Fundamental Method for Timpani. Excellent general text.


Keyboard Books

David Friedman — Vibraphone Technique - dampening and pedaling technique & etudes.

•••Peters, Mitchell — Fundamental Method for Mallets. Vol. 1. Excellent introductory text. Include 2 and 4 mallet sections.

Peters, Mitchell — Fundamental Method for Mallets. Vol. 2. Excellent introductory text. Include 2 and 4 mallet sections.

Stevens, Leigh Howard — Method Of Movement. Definitive treatise on four mallet technique and exercises.



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