Differences between playing snare on a kit vs a marching snare drummer?

MrKodySka

Member
As a drum kit player should you learn the same stuff on the snare as a marching snare drummer? What do you think some of the key things are to learn to play kit snare?
 
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Anthony Amodeo

Guest
as far as speed and dexterity learning marching licks is a great idea and a nice way to clean up some of your strokes

those players are extremely strict as far as technique, stick height, and dynamics

everything is under a microscope and expected to be a certain way every single time

so it could be beneficial to any drummer to try to play with the discipline of a rudimental player but a set player should be quite a bit more loose in his technique and his feel

I was a bit obsessed with learning a lot of these pieces about a year ago and found it extremely difficult to match the rigid feel of guys like this ...this is one of the many pieces I learned and I took a lot from it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ZXvYLGS7M

i recommend checking out this site to see whats going on in the marching snare world ...its quite interesting and competitive

http://www.snarescience.com/index.php


but as far as what to learn on kit snare

learn to seamlessly combine rudiments and have them flow together nicely with tasteful dynamics

I recommend Pat Petrillos book Hands Grooves and Fills

Pat presents awesome solos built of rudiment combinations written in a very easy to understand short hand that will get your hands used to some really nice flowing combinations
 

topgun2021

Gold Member
Learning your rudiments is great. However, as already stated, there are little nuances of playing a drum set that marching technique can not translate to.
 

paistemage

Senior Member
as far as speed and dexterity learning marching licks is a great idea and a nice way to clean up some of your strokes

those players are extremely strict as far as technique, stick height, and dynamics

everything is under a microscope and expected to be a certain way every single time

so it could be beneficial to any drummer to try to play with the discipline of a rudimental player but a set player should be quite a bit more loose in his technique and his feel

I was a bit obsessed with learning a lot of these pieces about a year ago and found it extremely difficult to match the rigid feel of guys like this ...this is one of the many pieces I learned and I took a lot from it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ZXvYLGS7M

i recommend checking out this site to see whats going on in the marching snare world ...its quite interesting and competitive

http://www.snarescience.com/index.php


but as far as what to learn on kit snare

learn to seamlessly combine rudiments and have them flow together nicely with tasteful dynamics

I recommend Pat Petrillos book Hands Grooves and Fills

Pat presents awesome solos built of rudiment combinations written in a very easy to understand short hand that will get your hands used to some really nice flowing combinations

!00 percent agree. I play in a PIPEBAND doing lots of 5/4 odd times, Scottish andIrish tunes. Very good stuff.
 

bigd

Silver Member
Why wouldn't you want to learn to play the snare drum? The better you are on the snare drum the better you can be on the drumset. Learning snare drum really helps with your control and learning to play and understand rhythms. I can tell you the better my son has gotten at playing Jacques Delecluse 12 Etudes the better he is getting on the drumset. The drumset and the snare are important to each other. They need each other.
 
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