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Publication – Blues Scale

To add to our 12 bar blues progression handout we decided to add in an easy chart explaining the Blues Scale to help mallet players with their beginning improvisation skills.               Also, I know we missed our publication last month, we’re going to double up in August!  




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Note Reading Chart

This month’s free publication is an easy note reading chart. It is a great companion to our Beginning Bell Kit/Five Note Songs page.




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Bossa Nova!

This month’s publication is a great intro into Latin music and the Son-Clave pattern – The Bossa Nova!                   Click here for our Spotify playlist link, or just use the embedded one below!  




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Publication – Three Camps

Straight Sticking, and Buzz Sticking Three Camps is a traditional solo that most of us will use as part of a rudimental training regimen, most likely to improve our student’s double strokes. It is also a solo that can be used many different ways, as the rhythmic melody is more important than the notes that…




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12 Bar Blues

This month’s free publication is our 12 Bar Blues Chart. The doc has both a completed chart with a quick explanation as well as a blank chart if you want your students to fill it out themselves. For examples of 12 Bar form, check out our spotify playlist embedded below. (or click here to open…




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2016 Publication Pack

Our last publication of the year is …..a collection of the things we published this year. But now they are in one location so you don’t have to go back and download them all individually. Yea! This includes:      The 50 Rock Tunes You Must Know      Our Beginning Percussionist Teacher Pack, which itself includes…




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Publication – “Freight”

Yes, Freight has been on here for a long time, but since we just got back from PASIC 2016 we wanted to bring you something related, and Freight was something that we printed and gave out at PASIC a few years back. In addition to the story we finally have a video play through so…




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Publication – Triplet Grid

Coming off the heels of last month’s publication “The Grid,” Musician’s Notepad brings you the Triplet Grid. It’s exactly the same thing, but with triplets! Here’s the exact same description we used for last month, because the exact same things apply: This exercise has many names, but where I’m from I mostly hear it called…




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Publication – THE GRID

This exercise has many names, but where I’m from I mostly hear it called ‘The Grid.’ It is a progressive set of accents designed to build control and independence between ones dominant and subdominant hand. This publication comes as two pages, one written straight through ‘the grid,’ and the other split into each individual measure,…




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Musician’s Notepad Beginning Band Percussionist Teacher Pack

This month’s publication is a combination of our three beginning percussionist handouts, How to hold the sticks/Sticking patterns, Beginning Bell Kit/5 Note Songs, and Basic Timpani Instruction and Reference. This is a great pack of handouts for both band directors getting ready to see those brand new percussionists for the first time this fall as…