Episode 2 – Poorly Informed

The second installment of a marching percussion or drumline or not-a-wind-instrument podcast. This week we talk about and listen to some DCA or senior corps drumlines. There’s lot audio from the current top three scoring percussion sections. I’m not talking trash about people, I might be, a little bit. I’m not arguing on the internet…

Lick of the week #2

Three choices enter! Only one sweet drum lick will leave! You can vote for your favorite and the winner will be featured in the next podcast with music you can download. Vote below, you can vote once every 24-hours. Lick #1 – Four bars of 3/4 for Snare, Quads, and Bass Lick #2 – Snare…

Vote for your favorite, week 2

Three to choose from, two exercises and one piece of transcribed music from Phantom. I might be showing favoritism for old things or showing how old I am. Don’t think of them as old or dusty, think of them as having a nice patina: • a green or brown film on the surface of bronze…

Episode 1

This is the first episode. Testing some things, talking about some things. In it we’ll talk about the “loser conspiracy” within drum corps and how to get out of a rut, or to increase your motivation. There is a cadence you can download and play along with (LINK). You can learn how to submit your…

Paradiddle Timing

This is the paradiddle exercise mentioned in S1, E1 with some variations. The audio is a single tempo just to help with the timing of the 12’s and 5 over 4 bar. You can download the PDF music with the variations in sticking and accents here: LINK

Lick of the Week #1

You can have your drum lick featured on the site and in the next podcast. Send your audio and sheet music (pdf) to Alex@LotPatrol.com. You can vote on the next drum lick to be featured on the homepage. This lick is actually a complete cadence written a long time ago – Cadence One – written…