Bounce by Anthony M. Di Bartolo

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpto0z0MQOk#t=47

There is a lot of great music being written for concert snare drum and this piece definitely fits into that category. Bounce, for snare drum and pre-reorder audio was composed and performed by Anthony M. Di Bartolo. This performance was recorded, mixed and assisted by David DeLizza. Filming and video effects by Jeffrey Masino. Recording space – mSOUNd studios (Philadelphia, PA).

Episode 018: 5,7,9 Stroke Rolls

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt4yLHTxXAw

In today’s episode we take the next step in our double stroke rolls and talk about 5, 7, 9 stroke rolls. When executing bounced strokes, make sure you are letting the stick do all of the work. If you have a good fulcrum, a relaxed grip and you allow the stick to bounce, over time you will develop a good sounding roll. Remember: One Arm Stroke, Two Bounces.

Please feel free to leave comments and/or questions below.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate

Drum Pad Resources

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The last two episodes have featured my reviews about different drum pads that are available. Check them out here:

Episode 016: Practice Pad Reviews Pt. 1

Episode 017: Practice Pad Reviews Pt. 2

In the videos, I talk about the two types of drum pads: rubber and drumhead. Both types of pads have their advantages and disadvantages. For most of my warmups, I use the bdl Percussion Pad, because I really like the feel and sound. If I am relaxed, I can hear the vibration of the stick. I have never had that experience with any other pad and that is one of the reasons that I endorse their drum pads. (Full Disclosure, I endorse bdl Percussion and Remo). In my studio, I use the Remo pad if a student is playing through a piece for the first time.

But remember, a drum pad will never replace a drum. It does have the same feel and if you always practice on a pad, your sound on a snare drum will suffer. In general, I use a drum pad for warmups and when I am learning or working on a new piece. If I am playing snare drum on a concert, I will make sure that I use a snare drum leading up to the performance.

Below are the links of the different pads that I used in the videos. Please support these companies. They are making great products.

Recommended:
Remo 8″ Practice Pad with Stand

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Other Examples:
Remo 6″ Practice Pad

Remo 8″ Practice Pad

Remo 10″ Practice Pad

RealFeel – 6 Inch

RealFeel Apprentice Pad Stand

Destiny Pro Pad

RamPad – Symphonic Series Blue

Remo Putty Pad

Episode 017: Practice Pad Reviews Pt. 2

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLBsq0qrk2c

In today’s video, I finish up the practice pad reviews. This video covers practice pads that have a drumhead. Practice pads are great for warming up, quiet practicing and when you are learning a new piece, but remember, nothing replaces the feel of a drum. (Full Disclosure: I endorse bdl Percussion Pads and Remo Practice Pads).

Level: Beginning

For more percussion videos, visit: www.percussioneducation.com

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