Percussion Methods 102: Percussion Methods Revisited

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Presented by Dr. Dave Gerhart


SNARE DRUM

  • Setting the Height of the Snare Drum
  • Placement of the Snare Strainer
  • Adjusting the Snares
  • Stick Selection
  • Fulcrum
  • Rudiments = Scales
  • Stroke Types
  • Exercises ||: F F F F D U D U :|| ||: D U F F :|| ||: F D U :||
  • Order to Teach Rudiments
  • Diddle Rudiments
  • Flam Rudiments
  • Drag Rudiments
  • Roll Rudiments
  • Practice Pads
  • Books


TIMPANI


ACCESSORIES

  • “Buy Quality Percussion Accessories”
  • Case
  • “Triangle” Body Stance


TRIANGLE

  • Holding a Triangle
  • Beaters


TAMBOURINE


CYMBALS

  • Cymbal Knot
  • “Clapping Hands”
  • Suspended Cymbal Playing Position


BASS DRUM

  • Tuning
  • Playing Areas
  • Bass Drum Mallets


FINAL TIPS/RESOURCES


CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Dave Gerhart, dgerhart@yamaha.com


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Dr. Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart is the assistant marketing manager of education and is a nationally recognized performer, composer and educator. Gerhart holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting, and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach. Gerhart serves on the Board of Advisors, the University Pedagogy Committee and is Vice President, Southern California for the Percussive Arts Society. In 2010, Dave co-founded DrumChattr.com and currently curates percussion-related content for PercussionEducation.com.

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