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There's A Cat in My Boot! (Drum-set)

There's A Cat in My Boot! (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:

The title refers to the popular phrase "boots-and-cats-and" that represents the sound of the basic rock beat that is introduced

in this solo. Give it a shot if you do not believe me! This may be a better first solo to start with if you or your student is more groove-oriented than single-note-oriented. For added fun and challenge, shout the title with the corresponding notes in the first bar.


New skills include:

Playing the basic rock beat in 4/4. Using the standard 3 bars of groove, 1 bar of fill form. Reading quarter rests. (Speaking while playing optional).


Difficulty: Grade 1


Length: 1 minute


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