8 Unaccompanied Drumset Solos for the intermediate to college level percussion student
Note: To hear samples of each piece, go to Pieces by Dennis Rogers and click on the piece of interest.
“Recital Pieces for Drumset is Rogers’ “magnum opus.” These eight solos represent a wide range of techniques and styles that will challenge and inspire even the most advanced drumset player. The traditional concept of the extended drum solo is explored in each of the eight compositions, and students will learn much about technically moving around the instrument as well as more advanced concepts such as pacing and building to a climax. Creative students will find a wealth of inspiring musical ideas for futher development. The accompanying CD featuring Rogers performing the solos will also provide inspiration to students who may be a little intimidated by the complex notation.
These solos are appropriate for high school solo music festivals and college senior recitals. Through these exciting solos, students stand to gain much technical and musical skills they may have never had the patience to gain through tedious, boring exercises.”
Reviewed by Dr. Tom Morgan, Associate Professor of Music & Director of Percussion at Washburn University in Percussive Notes, the Journal of the Percussive Arts Society, Volume 38, No. 3, June 2000.
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