Advanced duet for marching snare and drumset
by Danny Raymond & Rion Smith
Instrumentation: Drumset (4-piece with 2 crashes, ride, hi-hat, and optional auxiliary snare), Marching snare drum
Tricks of the Trade is a challenging, high-energy duet between drumset and marching snare drum. This unique setup brings the elements of style and feel to the forefront through grooves such as drum-and-bass, funk, and rock. As the title suggests, there are opportunities to trade licks, which creates a timing challenge and produces an exciting palette of sound. The other major feature of this piece is its soloistic aspects. While the composers’ improvised solos have been transcribed in this edition, players are encouraged to improvise their own. This allows for unique performances of this unique piece.
Tricks of the Trade comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.