Video Blog: Taking it Slow!

Today on the Ups and Downs is the first of what I hope will be many video blogs! Playing slowly is a skill that takes lots of patience and practice but it can have an amazing affect on your personal time keeping, feel and drum corps unison playing. Today I'm going to be breaking down three sections from the massed band scores we know and love.

When playing slowly, it is of utmost importance to maintain the rhythmic integrity of the music despite the drastic change in speed. If you break things down correctly, rolls will sound "spread out" as the space between the individual buzzes grows. Check out the video below:

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