Jim, Jim and Company - I just want to compliment you on ";Up Front Etudes";. What a great resource for the front ensemble. I highly recommend the book as a compliment to ";Up Front";. Any percussion instructor or band director would be foolish not to have both in their library. Bravo!
In a world dominated by ";flam-drag fighter pilots"; it is great to have the front ensemble resources for students to become ";keyboard-chromatic-run super jockeys";. Your resources empower the battery kids AND the front ensemble. Thanks again.
It's always good to hear when we've struck a chord, so thanks for chiming in with this. :) [/quote]
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about 14 years ago
I agree. I have been in many front ensemble on many levels whether it be PIW in WGI or High school. I plan on using this book to teach technique but also balance and musicality with the high schools I instruct. I believe that this will be much more beneficial than just learning exercises because it is more engaging and covers musical concepts tha just exercises can not.