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Indoor Percussion 2021 Audition Requirements

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Auditions will include the rhythm sheets, warmups, and music excerpts appropriate to your instrument.

Rhythm Sheets (Battery and Pit)


EVERY PLAYER auditioning, whichever instrument you choose, should be able to play these exercises. These can/should be played on a pad with snare sticks within the metronome range indicated on the sheets.

Timing Sheets 8th

Timing Sheets 16th

Rhythm Sheets 4/4 16th

Warmups—Battery (Snares, Tenor, BDs, Cymbals)


ALL listed warmups must be learned! See below for specific instructions for your instrument.

8816


Snares/Tenors:

Play through all 4 variations marking time

THEN Play through Variation #1 (12”) marching Box 8


Bass Drums:

Play through all 4 variations marking time, playing COMPOSITE OF ALL parts

THEN CHOOSE a single drum part, off the Split BD Audition Sheet (i.e. BD #1, #2, #3 OR #4 and play the entire exercise

Variation #1 (12”) marching Box 8


Hannum 6


ALL Battery: Play as written while marking time, and adding a 16 count roll at the end of the exercise


Bass Drums choose a single drum part, (i.e. BD #1 OR #2) and play through the entire exercise off the Split BD Audition Sheet.


Cymbals: Be able to demo Orchestral Crashes (Horizontal), Vertical Hinge Crashes (Hi Hat), Smash Crash, Sizzle/Suck (Fusion), Choke (Vertical). These will be covered at the workshop.


85.1


Snares, Tenors: (More details at the workshop)

Play Variations A and C while marking time.


Flam City


Snares, Tenors: (More details at the workshop)

Play entire exercise while marking time

Grace note 1/2” main note 3-4”

Warmups—Pit


ALL listed warmups must be learned! See below for specific instructions for your instrument.


8816


As written, NO transposition

Can be played with 2 or 4 mallets


Hannum 6


2 mallets (More details at the workshop)

Play in C, F, Bb and C, G, D

Timpani: Play on 4 drums (pedal 29” B to A and 32” (F to G), player probably needs to be seated. The exercise is written in C, get comfortable before transposing to other keys.


85.1


Play versions A and C


Marimba: (More details at the workshop)

A - Stevens grip Double Vertical strokes

C - Stevens grip Single Alternating strokes


Vibes/Xylo/Bells:

A - Burton Grip (More details at the workshop)

C - Burton Grip


Flam City


Marimba 1:

Treble Clef 2 mallets

Bass Clef 2 mallets


Marimba 2:

4 mallets (Stevens)


Vibe 1:

2 mallets


Vibe 2:

4 mallets (Burton)

Music Excerpts


Battery:


Déjà Vu, Movement 1, Letter B to Letter C, 144 bpm


Bass Drums play composite rhythms; ALL parts=1 player (4 Bass Drum version)

Cymbals Techniques needed; Sizzle, Choke (Vertical), Hi Hat (Vertical)


Déjà Vu, Movement 3, Beginning to measure 25, 166 bpm


Bass Drums play composite rhythms; ALL parts=1 player (4 Bass Drum version)

Cymbals - continue to measure 29. Techniques needed; Sizzle, Choke (Vertical), Hi Hat (Vertical), Sizzle/Suck (Fusion)(Vertical)


Pit:


Déjà Vu, Movement 1, Letter A to C, 144bpm


Dejà Vu, Movement 2, Letter I to J, 120bpm


Timpani: Start one measure before I.