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On A Roll: To The Next Level



On A Roll: To The Next Level

This follow-up to In Your Hands, has a wealth of instruction and scores for the intermediate to advanced pipe band snare drummer. The bright, modern layout is easy to follow. Authors David Henderson and David Ross of D2 Percussion, have both played in Grade 1 pipe bands and with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and taught the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Excellence and education are at the core of what they do. 2022. 153 pages.

Stage 1: New Rudiments

Windmill, Open Drag, Swiss Ruff, Single (4) Stroke Ruff, The Ratamacue, 

Stage 2: New Idioms

Hornpipe,  Jig, Waltz

Stage 3: Corps Playing & Repertoire 

Use of Unison, Grade 3/Juvenile/Advanced Higher Scores for Glen Caladh Castle, Susan MacLeod, Colonel MacLeod, Beverly's Wedding, Paddy's Leather Breeches

Stage 4: New Rudiments

Paradiddle Development, The Flam-Para-Triplet, The Triplet Roll, Advanced Single Stroke Exercises, Advanced Buzz Phrases, Phrasing Exercises

Stage 5: Competition Sets

Grade 2 MSR and Medley Sets, Grade 1 MSR and Medley-with Bass Section

  • The Young MacGregor (March)
  • Blair Drummond (Strathspey)
  • John MacKechnie's Big Reel (Reel)
  • Pipe Major Colin Campbell's Caprice (Hornpipe)
  • Pitlochry High School Centenary (Jig)
  • The Fuddler (Jig)
  • An Eala Bhan (Slow Air)
  • Ciaran Tourish (Reel)
  • Pressed for Time (Reel)
Stage 6: Scores for Solos

  Scores with Bass Section

  • David Ross of Rosehall (March)
  • Monymusk (Strathspey)
  • MacAllister's Dirk (Reel)
  • The Three Devils (Hornpipe)
  • Duncan Johnstone (Hornpipe)
  • The Rakes of Kildare (Jig)
  • Drew James McInstosh (Jig)