Dirkjan van Groningen
As a supplement on the excellent Snare Drum Basics Method Book, Dirkjan van Groningen now created a book with Recital Pieces. The 20 progressively written solos are corresponding with the exercises in the method book. The solos are unmistakable written in a “drumline style” as know from the famous drumcorps. Each page contains a solo which you can find on the enclosed CD. By using the balance knob you can turnoff the snare, if you like. Than you have the accompaniment from a percussion ensemble. In the book you can find modern snare drum effects like ‘stikclicks’ and ‘rimclicks’, as we see by heroes like Jeff Queen. Of course you will be practicing different time signatures. The accompaniment CD is a good metronome and gives the player the opportunity to create a real performance. With your family on the couch and the CD player on 10 you can create a fantastic show. Very good and educative!
Mark Eeftens - Slagwerkkrant (The Dutch Percussion Magazine)