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Alternating Current (Drum-set)

Alternating Current (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:

An introduction to the sixteenth note-based hi-hat groove pattern. The hands will maintain the back-and-forth pattern for most of the solo. The challenge lies with playing the kick drum at the exact same time as the hi-hat when they line up while keeping the flow steady.


New skills include:

Reading and playing the sixteenth note-based hi-hat groove pattern, and placing added kick drum within it. Playing groupings of three sixteenths with an accent pattern. The forte-piano and fortississimo dynamic markings.


Difficulty: Grade 2


Length: 1 minute


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