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Welcome! My shop sells tuition books with audio clips and exercises for drum kit and sheet music with audio clips for percussion groups. All files are in .pdf and .wav format and all tuition books for drum kit are also available using Percussive Arts Society (PAS) notation.

Welcome! My shop sells tuition books with audio clips and exercises for drum kit and sheet music with audio clips for percussion groups. All files are in .pdf and .wav format and all tuition books for drum kit are also available using Percussive Arts Society (PAS) notation.
Percussion Group - Latin America (Samba)
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Percussion Group - Latin America (Samba)

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This piece is designed for a larger group of 8 players and suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Parts at the top of the page (P1, P2, P3 etc.) are the more dominant and characteristic parts and should be established first. Parts further down the page are optional, embellishments and sometimes rhythmically more advanced. This piece has great flexibility with regard to number of players and instruments available: Parts can be doubled (or more) and some parts can be clapped only, if instruments are lacking. A longer arrangement is also easy to produce by simply making some parts tacet whilst others play, then reverse parts or chop and change. Also, if your dusty music dept. cupboard does not (shock) include a Repinique, Cuica or any of the more specialised instruments, don’t panic! Keep it simple, use similar instruments and think in terms if hi tone, lo tone, wood, plastic, metal etc. This product includes a full recording of all parts played together, an individual recording of each player’s part (with count and click) and comprises: 1 X pdf image and 9 X .wav files. Playing in a Samba band is a fantastic, unifying activity and always produces lots of smiles. This is also an easy and fun way to introduce the very famous Clave pulse. Listen to this piece played with all parts at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/latin-america-samba
Percussion Group - Japan (Taiko)
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Percussion Group - Japan (Taiko)

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This piece is designed for a group of 8 players and suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Parts at the top of the page (P1, P2, P3 etc.) are the more dominant and characteristic parts and should be established first. Parts further down the page are optional, embellishments and sometimes rhythmically more advanced. This piece has great flexibility with regard to number of players and instruments available: Parts can be doubled or trebled (or more) and some parts can be clapped only, if instruments are lacking. A longer arrangement is also easy to produce by simply making some parts tacet whilst others play, then reverse. Also, if your dusty music dept. cupboard does not (shock) include a Bang Gu, Atarigani or any of the more specialised instruments, don’t panic! Keep it simple, use similar instruments and think in terms if hi tone, lo tone, wood, plastic, metal etc. This product includes a full recording of all parts played together, an individual recording of each player’s part (with count and click) and comprises: 1 X .pdf image and 9 X .wav files. A very energetic, dynamic piece and lots of fun for all! Due to the advanced tempo, it may be worth starting slowly to accurately lock down the semiquaver patterns, then increase the speed when all are comfortable. Listen to this piece played with all parts at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/japan-taiko
DRUMS - Music Theory Study Pack
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DRUMS - Music Theory Study Pack

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This Study Pack introduces the basics of music theory (for drummers) and takes students from large through to small notes using single-line snare drum exercises (dotted and tied notes are also included). Many pages have suggested note counts with music theory ‘shortcuts’ for drummers and all pages can be adapted as independence studies. An overview of note values progressing from large to small with exercises that will build confidence in music theory and promote instinctive sight-reading. This Study Pack contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 13 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 96 X .wav files
Percussion Group - India (Tal Keharwa)
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Percussion Group - India (Tal Keharwa)

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This piece is designed for a group of 6 players and suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Parts at the top of the page (P1, P2, P3 etc.) are the more dominant and characteristic parts and should be established first. Parts further down the page are optional, embellishments and sometimes rhythmically more advanced. This piece has great flexibility with regard to number of players and instruments available: Parts can be doubled or trebled (or more) and some parts can be clapped only, if instruments are lacking. A longer arrangement is also easy to produce by simply making some parts tacet whilst others play, then reverse parts or chop and change. Also, if your dusty music dept. cupboard does not (shock) include a Sitar, pair of Tabla or any of the more specialised instruments, don’t panic! Keep it simple, use similar instruments and think in terms if hi tone, lo tone, wood, metal, drum, strings etc. This product includes a full recording of all parts played together, an individual recording of each player’s part (with count and click) and comprises: 1 X .pdf image and 7 X .wav files. A smooth, relaxed piece that provides an introduction to Indian time cycles, basic strokes on Tabla and Tal Keherwa. Listen to this piece played with all parts at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/india-tal-keharwa
DRUMS - Rhythms & Fills in 4/4 Study Pack (PAS Edition)
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DRUMS - Rhythms & Fills in 4/4 Study Pack (PAS Edition)

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This Study Pack provides students with a huge resource of ideas and playing styles in 4/4 including variations on the basic rock, sixteenth, swing, shuffle, offbeat and disco rhythms, fills around the kit and some very advanced funk and fusion patterns. A varied and lively collection of rhythms and fills which will provide students with numerous rhythmic ideas and take them from beginner through to advanced in this very popular time signature. This Study Pack is compatible with PAS notation and contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 15 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 222 X .wav files 111 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/funk-disco
Percussion Group - Egypt (Balladi)
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Percussion Group - Egypt (Balladi)

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This piece is designed for a group of 8 players and suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Parts at the top of the page (P1, P2, P3 etc.) are the more dominant or characteristic parts and should be established first. Parts further down the page are optional, embellishments and sometimes rhythmically more advanced. This piece has great flexibility with regard to number of players and instruments available: Parts can be doubled or trebled (or more) and some parts can be clapped only, if instruments are lacking. A longer arrangement is also easy to produce by simply making some parts tacet whilst others play, then reverse parts or chop and change. Also, if your dusty music dept. cupboard does not (shock) include a Bendir, Doholla or any of the more specialised instruments, don’t panic! Keep it simple, use similar instruments and think in terms if hi tone, lo tone, wood, plastic, metal etc. This product includes a full recording of all parts played together, an individual recording of each player’s part (with count and click) and comprises: 1 X pdf image and 9 X .wav files. A slighter tougher piece due to the swung semiquaver feel. If difficult, play in straight semiquavers and then ‘swing’ when all are comfortable. Plenty of room for talented soloists here too, once the base (or wazn) is established. Listen to this piece played with all parts at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/egypt-balladi
Percussion Group - Africa (Nanigo)
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Percussion Group - Africa (Nanigo)

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This piece is designed for a group of 8 players and suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Parts at the top of the page (P1, P2, P3 etc.) are the more dominant or characteristic parts and should be established first. Parts further down the page are optional, embellishments and sometimes rhythmically more advanced. This piece has great flexibility with regard to number of players and instruments available: Parts can be doubled (or more) and some parts can be clapped only if instruments are lacking. A longer arrangement is also easy to produce by simply making some parts tacet whilst others play, then reverse parts or chop and change. Also, if your dusty music dept. cupboard does not (shock) include a Bendir, Quijada or any of the more specialised instruments, don’t panic! Keep it simple, use similar instruments and think in terms if hi tone, lo tone, wood, plastic, metal etc. This product includes a full recording of all parts played together, an individual recording of each player’s part (with count and click) and comprises: 1 X pdf image and 9 X .wav files. Group drumming is a fantastic, unifying activity and always produces lots of smiles. This is also a fun way to introduce compound time signatures and rhythms from around the world. Listen to this piece played with all parts at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/africa-nanigo
Percussion Group - China
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Percussion Group - China

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This piece is designed for a group of 6 players and suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Parts at the top of the page (P1, P2, P3 etc.) are the more dominant and characteristic parts and should be established first. Parts further down the page are optional, embellishments and sometimes rhythmically more advanced. This piece has great flexibility with regard to number of players and instruments available: Parts can be doubled or trebled (or more) and some parts can be clapped only, if instruments are lacking. A longer arrangement is also easy to produce by simply making some parts tacet whilst others play, then reverse or chop and change. Also, if your dusty music dept. cupboard does not (shock) include a Santoor, Xiao Bo, Cuica or any of the more specialised instruments, don’t panic! Keep it simple, use similar instruments and think in terms if hi tone, lo tone, wood, plastic, metal etc. This product includes a full recording of all parts played together, an individual recording of each player’s part (with count and click) and comprises: 1 X pdf image and 7 X .wav files. A slow tempo, simple piece that provides an easy introduction to Chinese rhythms and melody. Listen to this piece played with all parts at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/china
DRUMS Study Pack 3 – Advanced
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DRUMS Study Pack 3 – Advanced

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This Study Pack provides confident, progressing students with what’s needed to become an all-round working drummer and includes advanced rhythms in 4/4, further 16th triplet rhythms, world rhythms and odd time signatures (with applications on kit). Very demanding material that will provide advanced students with the tools they need to play confidently in almost any professional music setting. This Study Pack contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 17 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 125 X .wav files 79 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/favs
DRUMS Study Pack 2 - Intermediate
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DRUMS Study Pack 2 - Intermediate

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This Study Pack provides intermediate level students with more demanding material and includes further applications of rudiments, odd time signatures, new note values incorporated with existing rhythms and music theory exercises (which can be adapted as independence studies). Tougher but more rewarding material that will provide further targets for practice and raise abilities closer to those needed at a performance level. This Study Pack contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 17 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 118 X .wav files 63 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/swings-and-shuffles
DRUMS Study Pack 1 – Beginner (PAS Edition)
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DRUMS Study Pack 1 – Beginner (PAS Edition)

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This Study Pack provides complete beginners with everything they need to get started on drum kit and includes well-known basic rhythms, simple fills, rudiments (with applications on kit), accents and music theory exercises (which can be adapted as independence studies). A relaxed introduction to drum kit with easily obtained goals which will build confidence and enthusiasm for further studies. This Study Pack is compatible with PAS notation and contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 17 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 137 X .wav files 70 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/rock
DRUMS Study Pack 1 – Beginner
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DRUMS Study Pack 1 – Beginner

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This Study Pack provides complete beginners with everything they need to get started on drum kit and includes well-known basic rhythms, simple fills, rudiments (with applications on kit), accents and music theory exercises (which can be adapted as independence studies). A relaxed introduction to drum kit with easily obtained goals which will build confidence and enthusiasm for further studies. This Study Pack contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 17 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 137 X .wav files 70 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/rock
DRUMS - Odd Time Signatures Study Pack
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DRUMS - Odd Time Signatures Study Pack

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This Study Pack provides students who play confidently in 4/4 with an introduction to the most popular odd time signatures using a simple and progressive format: one page theory on snare drum, one page rhythms on kit. Examples of kit applications include world rhythms, March, swing, Waltz, shuffle and Gospel feel. Diverse studies that will broaden musical repertoire and open up a world of new rhythmic possibilities and improvisational ideas. This Study Pack contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 16 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 128 X .wav files 64 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/odd-times
DRUMS - Rhythms & Fills in 4/4 Study Pack
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DRUMS - Rhythms & Fills in 4/4 Study Pack

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This Study Pack provides students with a huge resource of ideas and playing styles in 4/4 including variations on the basic rock, sixteenth, swing, shuffle, offbeat and disco rhythms, fills around the kit and some very advanced funk and fusion patterns. A varied and lively collection of rhythms and fills which will provide students with numerous rhythmic ideas and take them from beginner through to advanced in this very popular time signature. This Study Pack contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 15 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 222 X .wav files 111 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/funk-disco
DRUMS - Odd Time Signatures Study Pack (PAS Edition)
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DRUMS - Odd Time Signatures Study Pack (PAS Edition)

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This Study Pack provides students who play confidently in 4/4 with an introduction to the most popular odd time signatures using a simple and progressive format: one page theory on snare drum, one page rhythms on kit. Examples of kit applications include world rhythms, March, swing, Waltz, shuffle and Gospel feel. Diverse studies that will broaden musical repertoire and open up a world of new rhythmic possibilities and improvisational ideas. This Study Pack is compatible with PAS notation and contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 16 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 128 X .wav files 64 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/odd-times
DRUMS Study Pack 3 – Advanced (PAS Edition)
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DRUMS Study Pack 3 – Advanced (PAS Edition)

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This Study Pack provides confident, progressing students with what’s needed to become an all-round working drummer and includes advanced rhythms in 4/4, further 16th triplet rhythms, world rhythms and odd time signatures (with applications on kit). Very demanding material that will provide advanced students with the tools they need to play confidently in almost any professional music setting. This Study Pack is compatible with PAS notation and contains: 5 X .pdf Text files 17 X .pdf Exercise files Front and back covers (for printed and bound copy) 125 X .wav files 79 X .wav LOOP files Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/favs
Group Percussion – World Rhythms
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Group Percussion – World Rhythms

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Seven group percussion pieces suitable for 11 - 16 year olds featuring rhythms and melodies from Egypt, Japan, Indonesia, Latin America, China, Africa and India. Each piece includes a full score, an audio clip of all parts played together and individual audio clips of each part with a count-in and click track. Listen to these group percussion pieces with all parts played at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598/sets/percussion-group
Semiquavers (p1)
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Semiquavers (p1)

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Six exercises for snare drum with a backing click track and showing counting, recommended sticking and musical ‘shortcuts’ (for drummers). These note groups come up all the time - get them nailed and instinctive! This FREE resource contains: 1 X .pdf Exercise file 3 X .wav files For Semiquavers (p1) page with all audio files, see DRUMS – Music Theory Study Pack or DRUMS Study Pack 1 – Beginner. All Study Packs are also available using Percussive Arts Society (PAS) notation system – please see more under the Music tab. Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598
Rhythms in 7/8
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Rhythms in 7/8

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Eight progressive exercises in this flowing and cyclical time signature - including a basic rock style, funk feel and incorporating the toms. Broaden that repertoire and think outside of 4/4! This FREE resource contains: 1 X .pdf Exercise file 4 X .wav files For Rhythms in 7/8 page with all audio and LOOP files, see DRUMS Study Pack 3 – Advanced or DRUMS - Odd Time Signatures Study Pack. All Study Packs are also available using Percussive Arts Society (PAS) notation system – please see more under the Music tab. Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598
Basics for Drum Kit
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Basics for Drum Kit

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An ideal place to start for the beginner! All exercises are in 4/4 and include six of the most common rhythms for drum kit and three important rudiments for snare drum. This FREE resource contains: 1 X .pdf Exercise file 4 X .wav files For Basics page with all audio and LOOP files, see DRUMS Study Pack 1 – Beginner. All Study Packs are also available using Percussive Arts Society (PAS) notation system – please see more under the Music tab. Listen to examples from the Study Packs on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569279598