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Here's the sheet music for Tim Jackson's tenor solo "Rapid Form." The end of the solo feature a ridiculously fast version of the tenor solo from Rhythm X's 2002 show "Our World " (PIO World Championship). Click the link to download the sheet music pdf. I've also embedded a video below so you can play along (yeah right).
Rapid Form Tim Jackson quad solo sheet music.pdf
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Inspired by the Playing for Change project and based on the original Ben E. King song of the same name, in 2011 Rhythm X will bring 'Stand by Me' to life. Look for themes from the classic coming of age movie Stand by Me, updated for the new millennium with Rhythm X's trademark athleticism, musicality and innovation.
Rhythm X will be performing locally in the Mid-East Performance Association and nationally at the WGI Dayton Regional, Mid-South Percussion Championship and World Championships.
Rhythm X was founded in 2002 and is under the direction of Tim Jackson and Craig Dunn. In their inaugural season in WGI Independent Open Class, Rhythm X was the PIO Champion and since joining World Class has medalled six times, winning the PIW Championship in 2008 and 2009. Designing together since 2008, Tim Fairbanks, Andrew Markworth and Tim Jackson all return to the design team to bring you Rhythm X 2011... Stand by Me.
"No matter who you are... No matter where you go, in your life... at some point, you gonna need somebody... to Stand by You."
Sounds pretty cool. I can't wait to see their show come April. Check out their website for more.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
This is the ending to the show that the band performed at the Sprite Battle of the Bands in Charlotte, NC on August 28, 2010.
The clip features "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas and of course, the "Bed Intruder Song" by Antoine Dodson and the Gregory Brothers.
Music was arranged and taught by yours truly, and I shot some of the video as well, along with Harvey Thompson, Keon Galloway, and Kevin Greene on the BGMM Media Team. More band staff credits appear in-video.
Music arrangements were written by me using Finale 2011. Video shot with various cameras, including my trusty Canon EOS 5d mkII. Edited by me using MPEG Streamclip, Final Cut Pro, and Compressor.
Band website: http://www.marchingmachine.com
Thanks everyone for all the support, keep watching!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Presenter Phill Jupitus challenges this notion with the help of a cross-section of musicians to discover how they have gained this reputation?
We hear from Clem Burke (drummer with Blondie) and Dr. Marcus Smith who together have proven scientifically that Clem burns a similar amount of calories during a concert as a premiership footballer. Phil Collins (Genesis) and Stewart Copeland (The Police), explain how they cope with the physical demands of performing and how these veterans react to the negative image of the drummer.
Having established the physical demands made on drummers does this exclude women? Dame Evelyn Glennie thinks not as she believes the physicality is not an obstacle. The programme also hears from Kenny Jones (The Small Faces, The Faces and The Who) who still features a drum solo in his set but has the drum solo had its day? Has the modern drummer discarded this indulgence and settled for keeping time at the back? If so why?
For many, the drummer is the joker in the group, Phil Selway of Radiohead explains within the ranks of Britain's moodiest band, there is not too much light hearted banter but he does see his role as a supporting one for the others to be creative.
Great show. Give it a listen.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
November is International Drum Month. Enjoy the sights and sounds of several indoor percussion ensembles from the WGI World Championships through the years. The inspiration from cultures around the world has played such an important role in the history of WGI. Don't forget to visit our booth at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) November 11-13 in Indianapolis, IN.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Inspired by the hit 2002 movie Drumline, DRUMLine Live is one show that can out stomp STOMP and out blast Blast! and will be coming to Dayton's Schuster Center on November 10, 2010! Based on the Historically Black College and University marching band tradition, this show features riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy. The show is composed of 40 college-age performers, selected from numerous highly distinguished band programs. DRUMLine Live features original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of hit songs ranging from Duke Ellington to Kanye West to Andre 3000. Sound and energy like this has never been experienced in a theatre before! Now you can save 20% with a group of 10 or more (A section tickets $29 and B section tickets $21) if you order by November 1, 2010. Contact Victoria Theatre Association Group Sales at (937) 228-7591, x3074 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Can't get a group together? DRUMLine Live Student Rush tickets are available for half off, 30 minutes prior to show time at the Schuster Center Box Office only. You must have a student ID.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Monday, September 20, 2010
I posted a little composition I wrote for the tenor drums yesterday. I also have a bunch of snare drum licks that I wrote that I will be posting soon, as well as a few cadences. I just thought I would take the time now to mention that my services are available for any drum line or band director out there that wants a crazy sweet drum break. I've got a few ideas for drum features that have never been done before (to my knowledge). Now, I don't think I could or have the time to do a complete score for a full length show (and have no experience writing one anyways) but if you need a cadence or solo section I'd be all over it (and have experience in doing so). Please comment below or email if you are interested or in need of some original drumline sheet music!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Riverside Community College 2003.pdf
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Rhythm X Triplet Roll 2005.pdf
Next, we have the Blue Devils snare drum solo sheet music from 2007. Enjoy!
Blue Devils Snare Solo 2007.pdf
Saturday, August 21, 2010
08202010 2010 Percussion Audio Downloads - WGI
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Download Matrix 2008 Snare Break Sheet Music
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
7. Spirit - 80.20 Show called "Icon"
6. Troopers - 82.05Spolier alert: chick pulls out a gun at the end.
5. Blue Knights - 85.95 Never liked the Blue Knights for some reason, starting with indoor drumline.
4. Madison Scouts - 86.05 Another crowd pleasing show (standing-o) that the judges disliked.
3. Santa Clara Vanguard - 90.45 I believe this is the group with the split flam taps. Very "artsy."
2. Cadets - 92.45 Toy soldiers, very entertaining and fun to watch. Could've done without the baby sound effects though. Only four bass drums.
1. Bluecoats - 93.75 Not sure if they were really deserving to win but it was their home show. Love the snare tuning.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Check out more Rhythm X and WGI sheet music download in our new Sheet Music Downloads page.
Check out the full snare drum sheet show music for Inspired here.
Want to march Rhythm X one day? Learn how to play drums.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The three of them have constituted the tenor drum line in the TWHS Marching Band and the TWHS Winter Percussion Group from 2005 to 2008.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Also, is there really no show in Columbus, OH this year? WTF?!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Here's the video if you want to follow along. 2005 RCC Snares playing their opening snare break in the lot at WGI Finals.
And the full show of Riverside Community College's 2005 World Championship run of their show titled "Manifest Destiny"
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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*Geoff Kolb marched Matrix that year - my bad!
Learn to play drums.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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Here’s the call-to-action video, which also features Richard Jupp of Elbow, Caroline Corr of the Corrs, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Jonny Quinn of Snow Patrol, Stewart Copeland of the Police, and many more.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I heard about another group today that is doing an all Radiohead show. That is awesome. Here is their website: http://onyourvideotape.com/
I could do without the singing but this show overall is pretty cool because they've done a few things I haven't seen before, plus that snare solo at the end is pretty sweet. And I love that they squeezed in part of "Let Down" as that is one of my favorite songs of all time.