Etude #1 is a part of my "It's Rudimentary" learning to play rudiments program. As the student learns each particular rudiment, they are incorporated in phrases and short studies.

Rudiments:

Single strokes, double strokes, 5 stroke roll, 7 stroke roll, flams, drags & single paradiddle

Level:

Beginner 2 - Intermediate 1. Years 6+

Thumper

This piece commissioned by the coff Harbour Regional Copnservatorium of Music for the opening of their new building with grant funds from Arts NSW.


- Written in 4 movements for 4 expansive parts progressing in diffuclty with each movement.

- Each movement can be played as a stand alone piece of music.

- Movements progress from primary right through to secondary levels.

- Drumset is the featured instrument in each of the movements.

- Percussion parts can be played by multiple players (as many as you can fit on stage!) so all students can be involved in the performance.

- Instrumentation: Drumset, Snare & Cymbal, Hi & Low toms.

- All scores come with: Legend, Score & Parts.

Bunny Ear

Bunny Ear is an intermediate level solo piece written for drumset. It draws on a single paradiddle sticking  which is voiced around in a variety of ways. This is a fun and exciting piece offering a musical drumset solo for intermediate students.

Use for:

Competitions

Music Assesment: Music Extention and other programs

Auditions

Solo Performance

Level:

Intermediate 1. Years 9-12

Chop It

Chop It was inspired by the work Chop Chop from my performances with the instrumental group Topology. The piece incorporates a multitude of time signatures and linear drumming patterns. The intricacy of the solo showcases the rhythmic skills of the performer as they groove through a continuous link of rhythmic phrases.

Use for:

Competitions

Music Assesment: Music Extention and other programs

Auditions

Solo Performance

Level:

Intermediate 2 - Advanced. Years 11+

Bit Map

Bit Map was commistioned by Scott Jackson from the Universtiy of Arizona. After my Artsit in Residency there, Scott asked me to write a piece for his final year concert. Bit Map is a drumset duet and incorporates different time signatures and styles throughout. Each player is featured with solo opportunities with both unison and conterpoint parts to create a rich texture for rhythmic harmony.

Use for:

Competitions

Music Assesment: Music Extention and other programs

Auditions

Performance

Level:

Intermediate 2 - Advanced. Years 11+

Etude #1

Etude #3

Etude #3 is a part of my "It's Rudimentary" learning to play rudiments program. As the student learns each particular rudiment, they are incorporated in phrases and short studies.

Rudiments:

Single strokes, double strokes, 5 stroke roll, 7 stroke roll, flams, drags & single paradiddle, lesson 25, flam tap, 15 stroke roll, flam paraddidle, double paradiddle & single ratamacue, *************************

Level:

Intermediate 2 - Advanced 1. Years 9+

Xpression Session

Xpression Session moves through different sections with different moods and incorporates a variety of subdivisions in one section to challenge the performer and delivers an exciting and dynamic snare drum solo for competitions, concerts and can also be used for exams and auditions. I originally wrote this as a solo bass drum piece to play at my solo concerts and after being asked about it so much, moved it to the snare drum for others to play.


Level:

Intermediate 2 - Advanced 1. Years 9+

Sheet Music

As well as a being a world class performer and educator, Grant is also highly regarded as a composer and is a prolific writer of musical works. From ensemble works to solo drum pieces, Grant has music for a range of skill levels and styles. He has been commissioned by conservatoriums and groups, and has had his pieces played by ensembles ranging from small groups to orchestras. Many of the drumset works and studies are very popular for student auditions and for taking your playing to the next level.

SNARE DRUM SOLOS

Let your hands do the talking

DRUMSET SOLOS

Let your hands do the talking

DRUMSET DUETS

It's great fun playing with another drummer!

ENSEMBLE WORKS

For groups

Snare Drum Solos     |     Drumset Solos     |     Duets     |     Ensemble Works

Etude #2

Etude #2 is a part of my "It's Rudimentary" learning to play rudiments program. As the student learns each particular rudiment, they are incorporated in phrases and short studies.

Rudiments:

Single strokes, double strokes, 5 stroke roll, 7 stroke roll, flams, drags & single paradiddle, lesson 25, flam tap, 15 stroke roll, flam paraddidle, double paradiddle & single ratamacue.

Level:

Intermediate 1 - Advanced 1. Years 9+

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1st Movement: “Boom Chic”

Level: Upper Primary to Early Secondary

Based around the basic drumset beat and colourful fills with the percussion parts adding contrast, dynamics and intensity.


2nd Movement: “Rat-A-Tat-Tat”

Level: Upper Primary to Early Secondary

Introduction of basic rudiments for the snare drum with a high spirited marching feel.


3rd Movement: “Clanger”

Level: Secondary

A more contemporary piece with the introduction of 1/4, 3/4 and syncopation between the parts.


4th Movement: “Brick”

Level: Secondary

A faster contemporary piece with the introduction of 5/8, triplets and quick transitions between parts.

Copyright: Grant Collins, 2017

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