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Deprogram Deprogram with Mary B., is a modern keyboard oriented band from Australia!


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Royal Crusaders History The Royal Crusaders were a musically innovative corps, and were always competetive!


World Record 20 mile march The twenty mile gig might have been the hardest thing I'd done at that point in my life!


Drum Bum 
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Listen to Real Audio introduction: Click Here First! to start 'Free Drum lesson'. If you see this message...shut down Netscape and use Internet ExplorerExercises / Concepts a program developed by Vince Schaefer for the Performance Drum line (though it's nothing's what my teachers taught me!)

 One Hands - Tap, Accent        Accented taps in various groupings   Beginning warm-up  
Real Audio demonstrations of Program:
  Click: Taps 1   rrrrrrrr counted 1&2&3&4; 4 times on one hand and same for l
                                   Taps/Accents1    Rrrrrrrr (capitol is accent) 
                                                            Tap/Accent 2 RrrrRrrrRrrrRrrr and left       
                                                                             Tap/Accent 3 RrrRrrRrrRrrRrrRrrRrrRrr then left; RrrRrrrRrrRrrrRrrRrrrRrrRrrr and RrRrRrrRrRrRrrRrrrRrrRrRrRrr obviously doing these on the left also
                                                                                                   Finish  RrRrrrRrrRrrrr followed by the whole thing....Remember to start very slow...I did these fast, just to be able to fit more in the space!

      variation     Substitute buzzs (or dead stick) or drags instead of accents

      Rubank Exercise      Quarter note with moving eighth note

       variation      Drag sticking

 Rudimental BreakDown        accelerating quarter notes

      variation     R L R L R L      Single stroke Roll    

      variation    R R L L R R L L          Long Roll

      variation      R L R R L R L L R L R R    Paradiddles

      variation   R L R R L L  R L R R L L       Paradiddlediddle

      variation    R L R L R R L R L R L L     Double Paradiddles

      variation         R L R L R L R R L R L R L R L L   Triple Paradiddles

 Drag  Exercise #1         Check pattern with drag on 1st

                         #2                                                 2nd     

                         #3                                                3rd 

                         #4                                             4th


 Check & Paradiddles            sixteenths for a bar  & paradiddles for a bar

 One Hands to Both Hands       Right hand check & both hands play 

 Dynamics         #                          English                                  Foreign

                               0                   (a Vince invention used to teach concept - no translation)

                               1                       very soft                                              Pianissimo

                               2                         soft                                                         Piano    

                               3                  medium soft side                                    Mezzo-piano 

                               4                  medium loud side                                   Mezzo-forte 

                               5                      loud                                                           Forte

                               6                    very loud                                                Fortissimo

 Isolated Attacks      (Conducted)

   variation   Section Attacks (Appropriate hand conducts front line side & foot does bass)

Tenors (specific)

             1st position   opposite hand moves, with up & down melodic motion

             2nd position   both hands move , with up & dwn melodic motion

             3rd position    cross-sticking        (variations)

             4th position     contrary motion    (variations)   

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