Here is a Long Tone Warm-up which will assist development of 9 Stroke and metered snare rolls. Students will need a basic understanding of enharmonic equivalents and concept of chromatic ascending in sharps, descending in flats as they begin to work on this exercise.
This Warm-up range builder should really help students get back into shape after vacation, while developing range and snare roll technique. Snare Players back of hands should be flat, squeezing stick firmly between thumb and index fingers, while lightly wrapping rest of fingers around stick. Stick should not pull out from between index finger and thumb if stick is grabbed quickly and pulled firmly.
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Snare Notation is based on Bruce Pearson's "Standard of Excellence" Method Book I ' Excellerators' for Snare Drum. It will evolve from showing what strokes the player actually plays to more traditional Notation as shown in progressive warm-ups http://www.kjos.com/detail.php?division=1&table=product&prod_id=W21PR
I suggest Beginners use Mark Wessels Snare Drum Tutorial videos to assist in developing Grip and Sticking Technique, etc.: http://www.vicfirth.com/education/beginner_lessons/INTRODUCTION.php