32 Duets for Percussion Author:Robert McCormick Foreword: — 32 Music Duets for Percussion was written 1) to help develop ensemble ability in the percussionist, 2) to present material that will challenge the musical, reading and technical abilities of the performer, and 3) to present compositions which may be used in recital. — The book is organized into sections, progressing from single stroke ... more »patterns to flams, drags, and rolls. Users of the studies are encouraged to experiment with different drums to obtain different timbral effects. For example, the duets coule be played on two snare drums, hand drums, tom-toms, or any combination of percussion instruments. Metronome markings have been included, however these are merely suggestions. The duets were written to challenge both the novice and the professional and tempo should be determined by the ability of the performer.
The most important thing to remember in using this book is the age-old adage, play musically. Sensitive phrasing, shadings, clear articulation, tone production, sound and touch are among the most important goals of any aspiring percussionist.« less