The United States Association of Rudimental Drummers - 20th Century Drum Pieces
20th Century Drum Pieces

20th Century Drum Pieces (11)

Here find rudimental drum solos, etudes and ensembles written by civilian composers associated with drum corps, marching bands or professional percussionists.  

Monday, 18 March 2019 16:31

Grey Ghost

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Click Below for With Bass & Tenor                               Click Below for Snare Only  




Monday, 01 April 2013 19:15

The Bomb by Les Parks

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Here is a classic drum solo written by Les Parks in the 1960's for The Hawthorne Caballaros. This solo is to performed by the mass-drumming ensemble at the 2013 USARD convention.

CLICK HERE for the notation.

See the video of the Hawthone Caballaros Alumni below perform it:

Thursday, 22 April 2010 00:00

Crazy Army 2/4

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Crazy Army 2/4 by Ed Lemley

A most popular drum beat used to accompany numerous fife tunes. Yet it is still a great stand alone drum solo.

Click Here to Get the 'Full Version' Notation

Click Here for the 'No Repeats' Notation

Tuesday, 20 January 2009 10:09

Thunder and Lightning

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From the Regmentals Fife and Drum Band - Thunder and Lightning!
Written by William Westfall

Thunder and Lightning - Snare

Thunder and Lightning - Bass

Tuesday, 20 January 2009 08:33

Devil's Flute

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This is the most popular drum part to the Bill Krug's tune, Devil's Flute.
It was written by the great Les Parks.

Devil's Flute

Tuesday, 20 January 2009 06:36

The General

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The General by J.Burns Moore is a classic drum piece that has been used over the years as an exhibition or competitive drum beating. It contains many of the standard rudiments making it a favorite of the early individual snare drumming judges.
It also nicely fits the tune: Yankee Doodle!

The General

Monday, 19 January 2009 18:47

Prussia Variation

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This is another 20th Century drum part written for a much older tune.
Al 'Duke' Terreri composed the variation of the old standard, Some Distance from Prussia
This is his drum part to that variation.
(The notation here has both the basic snare and bass drum parts for the original tune and the variation)

The Prussian Medley Snare

The Prussian Medley Bass

Monday, 19 January 2009 17:48

Liverpool Hornpipe

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The tune, Liverpool Hornpipe, which this drum part was written for, is old; possibly 18th Century (or older). However, this beating was created by Al 'Duke' Terreri some time in the late 1960's or early 1970's. It has been a favorite drum piece of many rope-tension drummers.

Liverpool Hornpipe

Saturday, 29 November 2008 21:28

J. Burns Moore's Fancy 6/8

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