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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 are played themselves. What I mean by this is that one can substitute either the rolls or the accents or both for different rhythmic ideas or figures, as long as the relationship between the two stay constant. With this in mind, these versions of Three Camps are designed to help a student understand the structure of three camps before either learning it as a clean double stroke solo, or before changing the approach to something new all together.













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Jeremy Otto wears many hats. He is a music educator, composer, performer, recording engineer, and hack writer. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. When he's not teaching you can find him doing any of the other aforementioned activities.