Check out my new snare etude called "S-BAC". It's a short little "Stuttery" jaunt written quickly. Shows dynamic shifting ability and groove through strange phrases and time signatures.
Would love to see a few people play this and post on their socials! If you do, I'll re share it and send you a gift! Just tag me! ENJOY!
This new piece for percussion quintet would be a great addition to a college or advanced high school program. It includes Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone, Timpani & Drumset. It combines sections of complete chaos, with a serene waltz-like middle section. It conveys the sense of panic while being lost in a maze.
Enjoy this piece for free (for now, this may not be free for long!)
Check out my new page on the site called "Snare Etudes".
I've compiled a few snare solos that are on the shorter side (under 2 minutes) that are great to study, play in a masterclass setting, or play as part of a set in a recital.
I will keep adding to this page, as I have a huge catalog of snare etudes written already, and I'm constantly writing more.
Here is another short snare etude with play along video. Enjoy!
Lately, I've been putting together short etudes for snare drum that focus on different techniques. This etude is in 12/8, and works through different subdivisions of the beat and accent patterns that can be challenging to the hands. It is short enough for a student (or yourself) to learn in a single week and bring back for their next lesson. Enjoy!
It's the time of year that you're looking to finalize your program for your steel band concerts. This original tune is a great addition to a concert. It'll have the audience at the edge of their seat at the beginning, and dancing by the end of the song.
The middle section of this song opens up a solo section to feature your strongest players. If you'd like the sheet music for this arrangement for FREE Contact me!
Updates from music educator and composer, Matthew Curley.