Inspire young sensitive musicians to productive music making..
A collection of 10 intermediate four mallet solos for the marimba. Lesson plans precede each solo and MP3 downloads of all 10 solos are included with the book.
Comments about “Impressions On Wood”
“Never over written, always musical, melodic and enchanting, these works will delight young sensitive musicians and inspire them to productive music making. Julie has created a body of work that will encourage musicianship, memorization and technical advancement. They are, singly or in tandem, perfect recital pieces each with its musical and technical demands. And by the way, I’d love to hear mature artists play these works.”
Robin Engelman – Member of Nexus
“This is what the marimba world has been waiting for. Great pieces to play on concerts that are fun and challenging. The variation with themes and style gives you a great experience in the musical world. I am looking forward to hearing these pieces performed around the world. Basta halsnigar.”
Anders Astrand – Percussion Artist and Composer
“The pieces in this book are exciting, new age and great for technique development, most importantly — they are so much fun!”
She-e Wu – Chair of Percussion Studies at Rutger’s University International Marimba Artist
“Julie Davila’s Impressions on Wood has filled in a much-needed body of repertoire for intermediate percussionists looking for short recital pieces. These works introduce technical challenges while maintaining beautiful, lyrical melodies and form. It is nice to see a book that contains a logical and well-conceived pedagogical approach while adding to the marimba literature base.”
Dr. Michael Gould – University of Michigan
“Musical, accessible and challenging describe Impressions On Wood. These marimba solos and the lesson plans will definitely enhance the progress of the intermediate marimba player.”
John H. Beck – Professor of Percussion Eastman School of Music
“These short pieces and exercises are ideal for developing technique and introducing musical issues to the young student. The works are wonderfully written and beautifully played. The artistry in the accompanying performances is to be admired! Although these pieces are intended for intermediate players, they are musical and expressive enough to be performed by artists of any level.”
Dr. Andy Harnsberger – Marimba Artist and Educator
State Lists: Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin
The book contains the 40 PAS rudiments with corresponding solos. Also included are 5 graduated solos utilizing ALL the rudiments. The book comes with 2 CD’s that include the individual rudiments performed at different tempos as well as musical accompaniment for the recorded solos.
A collection of 15 graduated rudimental snare drum solos Easy to Extremely Advanced
Scott Johnson is one of the most respected rudimental educators of the day (11 DCI High Percussion Titles) and his knowledge and talents shine in this book. The included DVD gives the player a personal lesson with Scott describing the nuances and techniques of each solo followed by Scott performing it. (Out-Takes included.)
State Lists: Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin
“The Snare Drummer’s Toolbox is a unique, multimedia resource for today’s beginning percussionist. The book and video content present fundamental musical concepts in a fun and interactive way for students of all ages. This method book is not only a great tool for the student but also a useful resource for today’s music educator.”
Ryan Frost – Percussion Educator – WV University
“I purchased your new “Drummers Toolbox” this fall for use at our middle school. The book is absolutely fantastic! I have sung its praises to any who would listen….. it has been a great tool for working with our young percussionists that I wish I had possessed years ago. Keep up the good work!”
Dan McGuire – Director of Percussion Science High School
The definitive snare drum solo-method book. Includes the 26 American Standard Rudiments, the Percussive Arts Society Rudiments, an extensive list of Drum Corps Hybrid Rudiments and 25 rudimental contest solos.
A must for anyone that’s serious about playing the snare drum.
MP3 audio of all 25 solos in The Rudimental Cookbook (performed by Mighty Matt Savage) is available via the link below as a download. Code found on the title page of your book.
“The Rudimental Cookbook is a tremendous help to all drummers, from beginning to advanced. I highly recommend this book to any serious rudimental drummer on any level!”
“This book is as complete a text as I’ve seen in awhile and is a must for every rudimental library.”
“Terrific book!! It applies contemporary rudimental techniques to percussion education and performance.”
“According to Webster’s Dictionary, a rudiment is the first principle of any art or science. For the Art of Drumming, these are the tap, diddle and flam. The Standard 26, P.A.S. and Contemporary Hybrid Rudiments presented are the application of these principles. The Rudimental Cookbook includes all these in one book along with a fine collection of solos. The solo material for Easy and Medium levels is very refreshing and reading the Advanced “Cheese” solos will bring a smile to your face!”
State Lists: Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin
Just when you thought it was safe to roam the streets again…
Here’s an exciting grab bag of 16 easy and intermediate solos for all of you super-heros out there! Sink your teeth into this diverse solo collection for snare drum, timpani, keyboard and multi-percussion. Great for auditions and contest festivals. 14 of these 16 solos are approved for the Texas U.I.L. list.
State Lists: Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin