welcome to day 10 of the #12daysofdelécluse!. i've posted quite a variety of content, including interviews of jb leclere and didier vérité, the delécluse starter stickings, a complete guide to self-recording, and a personal post about why I began this project in the first place.
introducing a brand new product: delécluse click-track playalongs™
watch this video!
delécluse click-track playalongs™ are metronome tracks custom-designed for the delécluse: douze études for snare drum.
each track contains the specific timing information from the étude so you can play with the metronome seamlessly.
- time signature changes
- beaming and measure subdivision changes
audio that's designed for snare drum use
each click-track has 3 sounds for downbeats, major beats, and subdivisions. the sounds are a sonic mixture of clear, percussive beats and smooth, pitched tones. they're pitched so they project through the percussive sound of the drum without turning the volume up to full-blast.
perfect for repetitive or section work
watch the video for instructions on how to use these to practice small sections of delécluse études, like single lines.
delécluse click-track playalongs plus™
the plus version of each étude comes with three separate audio tracks that add incredible value to your practice. the three versions are:
- original, with all 3 sounds
- version two, removing subdivisions
- version three, only downbeats
each progressive version of the click-track adds more responsibility to the player, forcing him or her to stay in tempo and not to rush or drag.
want to see my complete snare drum setup?
here’s my 8-piece snare drum setup, including every piece of gear and accessory you'll need. (and it's totally audition-ready, too.)
a few considerations when choosing your college if you eventually want an orchestra job
i'd like to invite you to step into rob's practice room, aka my new youtube channel!
how to tune your snare drum for délécluse, auditions, and orchestra. download my free snare drum tuning guide!
and 20 mock audition stress-inducers
should you practice kije all day, or make sure to touch all the instruments? (with helpful advice from chris deviney, principal percussionist in the philadelphia orchestra!)
(video) how to break down a buzz roll into its simplest elements and build it back into a smooth trill.
including what mallets i use on porgy, sorcerer's apprentice, and salome.
it's called the 'peaks and valley's exercise, and it's awesome.