Drum cadences and music for drumline

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A drum cadence is a rythmic phrase, mostly improvised, that marks a change in a music piece. A cadence indicates that something in the excution is ‘changin’ entrusting a soloist to introduce a new mood, signature or chapter in the musical performance.

A cadenza (the orginal italian word for cadence) is also “a drumline piece played in a parading marching band between or in place of full-band pieces and a chant that is sung by military personnel while parading or marching”.

A Cadenza is “an extended, improvisatory style section inserted near the end of movement. The purpose of a cadenza is to give singers or players a chance to exhibit their technical skill and – not last – their ability to improvise. Since the middle of the 19th century, however, most cadences have been written down by the composer”. (from Lilypond music glossary)

gianluca sgalambro itunes snare drum cadences and other rudimental and marching grooves for drums

Theory

  • Ocpd, Ossessive compulsive percussion disorder: the drumline sheet music paradise. Cadences, exercises, warm-ups, battery music from the best Usa drumlines (Blue Knights, Cavaliers, Colts, Esperanza, Madison Scouts, Glassmen, Blue Devils and many, many more)
  • Drumlines.org – Cadences forum: discussion, mp3 file, sheets. One of the best place to get ideas and discuss with other (snare) drummers

Snare drum cadences, rudimental and drumline sheet music, drum exercises, chops and warm up (legal and free)

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13 thoughts on “Drum cadences and music for drumline

  1. iSO MUCH LOVE YOUR SITE i WOULD APPRECIATE IF I CAN GET A SITE WHERE i CAN BE RECEIVING FREE LECTURES ON DRUMS EXERCISES. TRY REPLY ME BACK .

  2. I will march bass drum next year and i wonder if you could email me about some tips and exersices on getting better at them

  3. Hey Zach email me if you need any help… i try to check my email everyday. and i think i can help you, i was a freshman snare and a sophmore quad.

  4. Hi!!! im from a small town and we need drastic help with our percussion section! we have gone throught 7 band teachers in the last 5 years and this new band teacher sucks. we are going to need a cadence in between songs for our homecoming parade and we need to get started on it ASAP!!! we are probably going to have 3 snares 1 bass and 1 quad. do you know any good cadences? last year we had a simple one for the snares. it was 1&2&3&4e&a 1&2&3e&a4 1&2&3&4e&a 1e&a2e&a3e&a4 and repeat this year i want a harder one… PLEASE HELP!!!

  5. omg i just love the cadences i am going to UTPA on may 2, to see the drumline play and this cadence might blow them out for a beginner drummist. i barely started this year but alot of things have happened and i havent been able to play but i have half of it so far. i cant wait till i learn all of it and they will be astonished. oh yah i am a 6th grader thanks bye!!!!!!!!

  6. hey i also wanted to know if you could write me a cadence that is easy so i can learn later on please thanks alot. your my new favorite weblsite!!!!!!

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