Snare Drum Solos

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ACCENT THIS!
Richard B. Eleck, Jr.
A snare drum solo for competition or recital. A study in odd meter and accents the solo’s last section in 7/8 is a real challenge. Accent This! will work on a modern field drum or on a concert snare drum.

SS-10022
Price: $8.00



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ANIMAL INSTINCTS
Richard B. Eleck, Jr.
This contemporary snare drum solo features various roll styles, mixed meters as well as use of a wide variety of dynamics and special snare drum sounds. Medium difficult to difficult. 

SS-10023
Price: $8.00



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AT ODDS: SUITE FOR SOLO SNARE DRUM

Jack D. Jenny
A prize winning PAS Composition Contest snare drum solo.
 


SS-10001 (IN, FL, WI)
Price: $8.00


THE BIG THREE - Snare Drum Solo - Grade 1-2
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr. This solo presents the "big three" rudimental types: rolls, flams, and paradiddles. Solo uses rolls of various lengths, flams, flam accents, and flam taps, and single and double paradiddles that occur in different places in the measure and between head and rim notes.

SS-10002
Price: $4.00

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CONQUERING LEGIONS OF ROME
John S. Pratt
One of Pratt’s best from The New Pratt Book, now available as a single. 

SS-10003 (TX, IN)
Price: $5.00



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CONTROL FREAK for Snare Drum
Murray Houllif
This solo will be a challenge for all those practitioners of Geo. L. Stones’s books- Stick Control & Accents & Rebounds, as well as Buster Bailey’s Wrist Twisters. Ideal for high school solo competitions, college juries, or rudimental percussion study.

SS-10004
Price: $5.00


DON QUE - Snare Drum Solo

James L. Moore
Don Que (originally published in The  Solo Snare Drummer Vol.1), is now available as a high quality single publication ideal for contest performance and study.  This Grade 4 solo features challenging interplay between 6/8 & 3/4 meters with interesting quasi-rudimental rhythmic development.

SS-10005  (TX)
Price: $4.00

EL CAPITAIN AND BEYOND – Snare Drum Solo 
James L. Moore
This snare drum solo, fashioned around the phrase structure of John Philip Sousa’s well known march, will provide excellent study and performance material.

SS-10006
Price: $4.00

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FLAM TRIPADIDDLE - Snare Drum Solo
Richard B. Eleck, Jr.

Contemporary snare drum solo focussing on gradual roll and double bounce rudiments with a healthy bunch to flams and single sevens. Great contest piece.

SS-10023
Price: $8.00


FOUR PORTRAITS OF JIM - Snare Drum Suite in 4 Movements
Murray Houllif 
Dedicated to well known percussion educator Jim Petercsak, this work is a Grade 6  “tour de force” of styles  & sounds for solo snare drum written by Murray Houllif, a prolific composer of outstanding percussion music.  The 4 movements – “Paradiddle Jim” – “Jazzy Jim” – “Senor Jim” – Contemporary Jim” – exploit differing aspects of snare drum technique and sonorities.  In its entirety, this work is an excellent mature recital choice, or selected individual movements can be used  for contest or study.

SS-10007  (TX)
Price: $10.00

GOT FLEAS!
Shane Hoose & Andrew Klein
A challenging and innovative corps style snare drum solo. Winner of the 2005 Indiana Percussion Association Collegiate Snare Drum Competition.

SS-10008
Price: $4.00

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HELLO, MR. BUZZBEE - Snare Drum Solo - Grade 1-2
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr. 
This solo is designed to give the player practice in the skills needed to develop an excellent snare drum roll. The piece stresses the importance of developing a good buzz roll and the need to play with a steady rhythm. All the rolls in this solo use 8th note pulses. Flams and interesting dynamic changes also spice up the piece.

SS-10009
Price: $5.00

Joe Shanks and his teacher Terry Reiter from Iowa performing Hello Mr. Buzzbee, 
a Grade 1-2 snare drum solo by Jeffrey Parthun, Sr.

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A JAZZY WALTZ: Snare Drum Solo
David Mancini
Both the jazz idiom and rudimental drum figures are very well presented in this solo.


SS-10010 (NY, TX)
Price: $6.00


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JENNIFER’S JOG

Alan Abel 
This rudimental snare drum solo, in the style of the composer’s “2040’s Sortie”, emphasizes technical control, sticking, and dynamics.


SS-10011 (OH, IN, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $4.00


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OLDE RUDY METZ
James L. Moore
Snare drum rudiments are as good today as ever! They are great for developing good solid playing technique and control. This solo of only moderate difficulty, revisits some of these important rudiments.


SS-10012
Price: $5.00

PHANTASTIK PHIL - Snare Drum Solo - Grade 1-2
Jeffrey Parthun, Sr. 
A beginning level solo that is designed to make the connection between the way a roll is notated and the underlying rhythm of the roll (skeletal pulse). The solo works equally well using buzz rolls or open (rudimental rolls. Rim notes and stick clicks add a bit of flair to this very educational piece.

SS-10013
Price: $4.00

PUNCTUALITY
Michael Varner 
An excellent contest solo, in 6/8 meter.

SS-10014 (NY, IN, FL, VA, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $4.00

RAMPY ONE: Snare Drum Solo
James L. Moore
Rampy One is a solo of only moderate difficulty (Grade 2-3) that uses rhythmic material derived from a cadence used by the Ohio State University Marching Band percussion section.  An excellent short solo for the developing snare drummer.

SS-10015
Price: $4.00

RUDIMENTAL HEIGHTS
George Barrett 
Excellent competition solo, technically and musically rewarding.

SS-10016 (NY, IN, FL, VA)
Price: $4.00

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SEVEN EIGHT STOMP
David P. Eyler
Well written odd meter solo of only moderate difficulty.


SS-10017 (NY, TX, VA, WI)
Price: $5.00


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SPEED TRAP
Mark Spede 
A rudimental solo demanding technical skill & stamina, great for developing rolls and accents.

SS-10018 (IN, FL, VA, WI)
Price: $4.00



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THREE NUEVO DANCES for SNARE DRUM
James L. Moore This suite of 3 contrasting movements is ideally suited for the developing snare drum player. An excellent solo (Grade 3-4) for easy contest use or study purposes.

SS-10019 (FL)
Price: $5.00

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TWENTY FOUR SWING STREET
Steven R. Machamer 
A fine solo for contest or study.

SS-10020 (IN, VA, WI, NEFMA-New England)
Price: $4.50


WATCHING THE TIMES GO BY
David P. Eyler 
A fine changing meter rudimental solo of moderate difficulty.

SS-10021  (OH, TX, VA)
Price: $4.00

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