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)
- A study of the Rudiments used in foreign military drumming styles: a pdf file with 18 gold pages. A deep study of european military traditions (from France to Duch, from German to Scottish) in drumming, drums notation and rudiments. Leading to a 57 international rudiments system
- The perfectionists. The History of Rudimental Snare Drumming, From Military Code to Field Competition
- 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