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1, 2, 4...4! (Drum-set)

1, 2, 4...4! (Drum-set)

The "Head Start" Collection consists of 9 easy drum-set solos written for beginning students. Each of the solos is about a page long and introduces a few new concepts in each.


Check out the "Drum-Set" page on the website to find the full book, which includes detailed descriptions of each solo, a "Teachers and Students" section tailored towards using the solos in a lesson context, a notation legend, musical glossary, and style example guide. The total cost of the book is less than purchasing each of the solos individually as well!


The "Head Start" Collection includes:

2 Beat Trek

There's a Cat in My Boot!

Low and Slow

Joy Ride

1, 2, 4...4!

Hit Open. Hit Closed. Case Closed.

The Former and the Ladder

Gopher Launch

Alternating Current


From this solo's program notes:

This solo should have a relaxed, but confident feeling. The title is made clear as the theme in the first two bars. One limb is used, then two limbs, then all four...and again! It is varied in mm. 11-12, and mm. 17-20. Players must be watchful for whether the groove is played using hi-hat or ride cymbal.


New skills include:

Identifying hi-hat closed with the pedal and crash cymbal. Playing with all four limbs at once. Playing fortissimo.


Difficulty: Grade 1


Length: 1 minute


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