John Willmarth’s Time on My Hands is a suite for solo snare drum featuring three movements, each exploring different aspects of snare drum playing. This collection of short movements is designed to provide beginning players with an engaging performance piece that will also enhance their early studies.
Movement I (”Texture”) utilizes different sonic possibilities including rim clicks and sticks. (1:45)
Movement II (”Timbre”) explores the sound of the brushes on the snare drum and can also be played with just the hands if brushes are not available. (1:40)
Movement III (”Touch”) uses common technical elements including a variety of stickings and rudiments. (1:35)