A “blue book” is a booklet used by college students to answer test questions or write essays. The Blue Book is designed to provide music suitable for contest, audition, technique development, and just plain drumming fun! In a sense, these solos may serve as a test of your rudimental drumming skills. The Blue Book includes over 40 solos in a wide variety of rudimental styles ranging from beginning to extremely advanced. This collection contains rudimental snare solos, tenor solos, and bass drum ensemble pieces that will provide musically enriching material while developing technical proficiency.
Two dozen of the nation’s finest performers, teachers, and music industry professionals have come together to create this compilation. Collectively, these guys have:
- 78 years combined DCI performing experience
- 94 years combined DCI teaching experience
- 31 combined DCI High Percussion Awards
- 26 combined DCI World Championships
The Blue Book contains over 40 pieces from the following contributors: James Campbell, Mark Casey, James Corcoran, Aaron Dale, Joshua Dekaney, Brian Flack, Ellis Hampton, Ralph Hicks, Mark Hunter, Glenn Kotche, Scott Kretzer, Brian S. Mason, Scott McCoy, Jon McMahan, Brad Meyer, Ian Murphy, Rob Parks, David Ratliff, Gary Rudolph, Andy Salmon, Joshua D. Smith, Doug Steinmetz, Eric Willie, John Willmarth