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Traditional Ensembles (no mallets)
Try This One – Percy Hall
Difficulty: ME  OMEA Class: C  Publ. Code: 00589  
This traditional ensemble is written for three snare drummers of equal ability with optional bass drum and cymbals. It provides the performers with an opportunity to play rudimental style open rolls and clicking stick beats. Players need to understand the traditional way to play 7 and 15 stroke rolls and follow the dynamics and accents religiously to make the performance as exciting as possible. Individual players can build their technique studying the five solos by the same composer in a collection of progressive snare drum solos titled “Solo Drummin’” all on the OMEA contest list.

The Diddle Dop – Hall
Difficulty: ME  OMEA Class: Jr. High  Publ. Code: 00591  
For 2 snare drums with optional bass drum and cymbals. No rolls, but fast single strokes required.

Roll Time – Hall
Difficulty: ME  OMEA Class: Jr. High  Publ. Code: 00592  
For 3 snare drums with optional bass drum and cymbals. 5, 9 and 17 stroke rolls.

Take Your Turn – Hall
Difficulty: ME  OMEA Class: Jr. High  Publ. Code: 00595  
For 3 snare drums only. 5, 9 and 15 stroke rolls and lots of independent playing with each player taking a turn with the challenge of fitting it together like hand in glove.

Three to Get Ready – Hall
Difficulty: ME  OMEA Class: Jr. High  Publ. Code: 00593  
For 3 snare drums with optional bass drum and cymbals. Flams on some 8th notes. Independent rhythms. Section of click sticks rim, shell, music stand and foot stomp. The same musical material as Four To Go, except for 3 snares drums.

Fasten Your Seat Belts - Hall
Difficulty: M  OMEA Class: Jr. High  Publ. Code: 00590  
For 4 snare drums with optional bass drum and cymbals. As the title suggests this ensemble is intended to move forward as fast as technique will permit. The ensemble is more difficult than it looks. Great ending.

“OMEA Class” refers to the assigned difficulty rating on the Ohio Music Educators Association Required List.

Sound samples are provided for some of the arrangements on this site. These are produced as MP3 files, with links noted after those arrangements for which they are available. Many also provide a "short MP3" alternative for those with slower, dial-up connections. While all sound samples are fairly compact, the shorter versions will typically download four to five times faster than their fuller counterparts.

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How to order:   Published music can be purchased from any reputable music dealer, including the following:
Stanton's Sheet Music, 330 S. Fourth St., Columbus, OH 43215, phone 1-800-42MUSIC.
Rettig Music, Inc., Defiance / Lima / Toledo / Westlake, phone 1-800-52MUSIC.


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