Snare Drum Duets

25 duets for 2 snare drummers.

Snare Drum Duets, by Ron Spagnardi, offers a selection of twenty-five challenging duets that range in difficulty from relatively simple to more complex. A wide assortment of time signatures is used throughout the book, from 2/4 and common time to 5/8, 7/8, and 12/8, among others. Snare Drum Duets can be used in several different ways:

  1. For those working with the book without the benefit of a second player, snare drum parts one and two can be practiced as individual solos for improvement of basic reading skills.
  2. Two players may use the book as written in duet format, remembering to alternate parts. The metronome marking above each duet indicates the speed at which the material is per- formed on the accompanying CD. However, the tempo can be adjusted up or down in accordance with the ability of the players. Obviously, precise execution and perfect timing are essential on the part of both players when performing the material in duet format.
  3. Finally, for those studying the material without a playing partner, the enclosed CD includes a separate recording of parts one and two of each duet, thus enabling you to perform either part along with the other on the CD.

Conscientious practice of the material in Snare Drum Duets will most definitely improve both reading and technical skills, regardless of the manner in which the book is utilized.

58 Pages

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  • Ron Spagnardi


  • Drums


  • Drum Solos
  • Rudimental

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
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