Modern Reading Text in 4/4
This book was written For All Instruments.
The reason why it claims that it as written for all instruments is because it is a book that is written as a snare drum line. Meaning that if you were sitting behind a timpani, a Piano, or even a snare drum, you can beat out the rhythm that is presented to you throughout the book.
The book was written by Louis Bellson and edited by Ray Brych. It is a Method or Instruction book that was designed mainly for percussion instruments. It is best used for the snare drum.
Throughout the book, you are bombarded with 4/4 time signature measures that quickly become very difficult. Although most drummers believe that 4/4 is an easy time signature and that they do not need any help with it. You are rapidly proven wrong with this book. Don’t let the 4/4 fool you! This book is written for an intermediate level player.
The book is 100 pages and takes you through some of the most complicated arrangments for the 4/4 time signature. When I present this book to my students, it is usually after they have gone through a few other books and they have already had a good understanding of how to play in 4/4. I then have them go through this book to tie up all of the loose ends. This will run through everything that has to do with 4/4 time signatures and when my students are finished, we declare that he is a master on 4/4. Then we move on to other books.
Snare Drum Method. Percussion. Instructional. Instructional book. 100 pages. Alfred Music. Published by Alfred Music.
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