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Tompkins-Nine French-American Rudimental Solos Volume 2

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Volume II of Nine French-American Rudimental Solos , a continuing journey of exploration by Joseph Tompkins, expands on the French-American view introduced in Volume I. These artfully conceived solos continue to present the complexities...
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Volume II of Nine French-American Rudimental Solos, a continuing journey of exploration by Joseph Tompkins, expands on the French-American view introduced in Volume I. These artfully conceived solos continue to present the complexities of triplets, quintuplets, sextuplets and septuplets with embedded 32nd and 16th notes in the context of long, flowing lines. The addition of the bass drum in Volume II, a musical reiteration of the Volume I text, affirms that these syncopated solos must be founded on a rock solid basis of time. These works combine the fundamental rhythmic anchor of the American Rudimental model along with the details and lightness of the French model. But they should not be viewed simply as a fascination with the dexterity of the hands or as mere calisthenics. These are intriguing and delightful musical gems.

The novel ideas presented in both volumes are truly refreshing, and these skillfully crafted compositions are a substantial and welcome addition to the snare drum repertoire.

- Christopher Lamb
Principal Percussion, New York Philharmonic
Manhattan School of Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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