Snare drum and concert roll

How to play the concert roll

In my opinion, concert roll (press roll, buzz roll, closed roll, or any of the other 1,500 names used for the multiple bounce roll) is the hardest rudiment to perform correctly. The reason is that executing it well requires great skill and speed as well as a subtle ability to feel the movement itself. So many […] Read More

Filed Under: Education, Orchestra
Muscle memory for musicians

Muscle memory

Our brain is strange. I wouldn’t be able to tell you what I had today for lunch, because I just can’t remember it. But if you give me a marimba, I can play pages and pages by heart. And to do that, I have to follow rather complicated movements, like controlling two sticks with each […] Read More

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