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Got distracted pt2

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2024/06/09
21:38 UTC

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How would you go about playing this rhythm?

I don’t have any particular piece of music with this notation, so I just drew it out

But I’m confused on how it would be played

Would it be | + 1 + 2 + 3 | or something else?

8 Comments
2024/06/09
17:37 UTC

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Daughters Camp Music

Hi all!! my daughter told me last night that she does not know her snare part for camp tryouts that is this afternoon. I do not have a percussion background and apparently you can’t just read a percussion piece into one of those music readers and get anything back. Is anyone willing to help us with this rhythm? I feel like if she at least heard it she wouldn’t go into it blind and be as scared. She’s always been able to mimic based off hearing it.

FYI, this is going into eighth grade band and she has only had one year.

30 Comments
2024/06/09
13:48 UTC

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Main Battery | Contemporary Marches for Snare Drum

0 Comments
2024/06/08
22:07 UTC

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mallets & sticks

okay, first off, i’m looking for mallets that are medium weight (i like the weight of IP400’s) but still pretty articulate in the soft dynamic range. any suggestions?

i’m also looking for marching snare sticks. in the past ive used Mapes and DC-50s but i want something that is about as thick as DC-50s but a little less like i’m diddling a tree trunk. they feel super front heavy. any help is appreciated!!

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2024/06/08
01:32 UTC

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What does this little symbol mean?

18 Comments
2024/06/08
01:00 UTC

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Rosin for Tambourine

I keep seeing that violin rosin can work as an alternative to beeswax, but how do i get it to actually stick on the head, since rosin is just a brick.

6 Comments
2024/06/08
00:43 UTC

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Space Junk Galaxy - Percussion Cover!

0 Comments
2024/06/07
22:06 UTC

2

The Highland Sling | Contemporary Marches for Snare Drum

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2024/06/07
10:46 UTC

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What solo should I learn?

Basically I need to learn a drum solo, preferably one without a backing track (if it has one though it should work). To give you an idea of the standard I play at, I am working towards Grade 7 Rock and Pop drums, play in a competing (english) brass band and enjoy rock and jazz music. If anyone has any tuned percussion suggestions as an alternative, I think I play that at about Grade 4 level.

For any suggestions if you have sheet music at hand it would be helpful if you could send me that too please! :)

2 Comments
2024/06/07
00:21 UTC

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How would you stick this?

Hey y’all! Context, I’m playing lil covers of songs I like for fun on marimba just to keep my chops up. My silly brain decided it was going to try the intro to Icronic by Polyphia - killer song if you haven’t heard of it before!

Anyways, how would y’all stick this part knowing that it’s 164 BPM to the quarter note? This is my current sticking…I might actually die trying to play this one. Any input is appreciated, including telling me I’m delulu for trying this but also encouragement is welcome hehe 🥹

9 Comments
2024/06/06
23:55 UTC

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Building a marimba need some help

(there are a few questions so if you have any information i would be very thankful)

I am planning to build a marimba and am basing a lot of aspects from the marimba one 3100 I have all of the equipment to make it high quality, But I'm not sure the material of the basso bravo resonators, nor the inner mechanisms of the resonators. I dont want to have resonators jutting out of the marimba and would like to just keep them straight like marimba one does, but i don't know the method in which they do this. I've hear multiple methods like making them bottom-flared, rectangle, teardrop and oval shapes., but which of these in (in your personal experience) makes for the best sound.

I am also also planning to have keys will have increased size in the lower octave like the malletech MJB, this allows for thicker bars so it would break easily ( and maybe a better sound?) but i have heard a lot of negative things about having wider keys making it harder to reach octaves, but i have never played on one personally, so if you have any opinions or inquiries that would be great :)

2 Comments
2024/06/06
22:59 UTC

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Groove Momentum for Percussion Ensemble

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2024/06/06
22:19 UTC

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intermediate-advanced xylophone mallets

hi! im a high schooler looking to expand her mallet collection. I play in my schools marching band, and indoor percussion and got xylophone this year. does anyone have good recommendations for some mallets that aren't too lightweight, but cuts through sound, and work well when in a four mallet grip? I'd also prefer some that are "affordable" though if you send some expensive recommendations that's ok.

9 Comments
2024/06/06
22:14 UTC

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Do you guys play drum set with or without shoes?

Also, does it really make a big difference with grip on the pedals?

31 Comments
2024/06/06
19:11 UTC

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Does anyone know why Ivan Trevino Malletech mallets aren’t produced anymore?

I recently played with the mint green IT marimba mallets from Malletech, and I learned that they are no longer sold. Does anyone know what happened with the partnership with Malletech and why he works with IP now?

3 Comments
2024/06/05
22:24 UTC

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Need a way of practicing marimba

Ok so i want to practice marimba because i kind of suck at it but I have no money or space Idk what to do I have a few options 1, purchase a marimba practice pad 2, find a practice space/ teacher that might have a full marimba Idk what to do so if anyone can help ALSO can you guys recommend some practice sheet.

16 Comments
2024/06/05
21:57 UTC

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Give me your honest thoughts.

Me playing some random exercise. Tell me what is good and what isn’t that good for example on my technique. I’m currently 15 years old and aiming for a job in a symphony orchestra.

14 Comments
2024/06/05
17:06 UTC

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Congas/Bongos Specialization?

I’m new to percussion as was wondering if congas and bongos are generally a specialization that people focus on exclusively to master? Or, are most players kit drummers who ‘add-on’ this skill? Like I said, I’m new and trying to decide if I should focus my training in this area or study the basics of kit drumming first?

Thanks,

Alex

9 Comments
2024/06/04
18:48 UTC

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Temple Block Notation

Measure 93 and 94, how is this played on temple blocks?

17 Comments
2024/06/04
18:01 UTC

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Carmina Burana snare question

Hello percs!

Preparing the snare part for Carmina, does anyone know what the indication “tv.” means? In the second part of O Fortuna.

Thanks a lot!

9 Comments
2024/06/04
15:57 UTC

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Hotspur | Contemporary Marches for Snare Drum

0 Comments
2024/06/04
13:16 UTC

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Do these count as marching snare sticks?

Been trying to learn marching snare technique and I wanna make sure I got the right sticks

19 Comments
2024/06/04
05:57 UTC

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Is there any app that could help me practice with Julia Delaney’s Reel with Tambourine?

8 Comments
2024/06/04
01:57 UTC

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Where to sell mallets

A few months ago I bought a few pairs of dragonfly marimba mallets but I haven’t used them, where would the best place to sell them online?

2 Comments
2024/06/03
23:21 UTC

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A Tycoon percussion setup with a smaller LP set in the back for the second percussionist.

0 Comments
2024/06/03
21:36 UTC

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