i spent 7 months practicing and preparing this iconic set of études, and it's my great pleasure to announce that the album delécluse: douze études for snare drum.
it's the 50th anniversary of the pieces.
it's the first-ever recording.
you can watch it on full HD video. with 11 camera angles.
i interviewed delécluse. and some of france's elite snare drummers and delécluse scholars.
i'm bringing it all to you. i'll be posting new videos, interviews, articles, and other not-yet-announced products every week on robknopper.com.
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.)
college auditions decide your life, so choosing your repertoire has to be very carefully considered.
i’ve heard lots of marimba players with huge potential shoot themselves in the foot by missing these basic elements of musicality.
can you slam together two trash can lids and make a beautiful sound? welcome to crash cymbals. here’s how to practice cymbals to stop getting air pockets and ugly crashes.
stick control and the rudiments have never fixed my snare drum problems. this is the 60 minute(ish) snare drum warm up that actually works.
it’s so annoying when you’re trying to get a piece ready for your lesson or for an audition and there’s one part of it that seems impossible.
how to play a smooth timpani roll (and 4 reasons your roll sounds like “bligabogldkgavlknlelkeevke” instead of “LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL”.)
so…one thing i’m terrible at (and not really ashamed to admit it) is independent rolls on marimba.