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Hit Open. Hit Closed. Case Closed. (Drum-set)

Hit Open. Hit Closed. Case Closed. (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 utilizes the opening and closing of the hi-hat to build energy over time. As the dynamics increase, the open hi-hat becomes more active, until the final fill that is simplified for finality.


New skills include:

Reading open and closed hi-hat. Pacing a dynamic build from mezzo piano to fortissimo over a long period of time. Letting hi-hat ring through fills. Half time groove.


Difficulty: Grade 1


Length: 1 minute


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