Rick Dior is a musical chameleon. Through his vast experience with rudimental, orchestral, world music, and drum set styles, Broad Strokes is the quintessential collection of snare drum studies focusing on developing technical facility in a variety of stylized musical genres.
The 31 solos in this collection are contained in four main sections (scroll down for full listing of solos):
SECTION 1: RUDIMENTAL SOLOS
Solos that run the gamut from traditional rudimental styles to pieces that reflect more modern drum corps techniques.
SECTION 2: ORCHESTRAL SOLOS
Solos that thoughtfully address specific technical challenges common to the orchestral player and that can be used to supplement the many advanced snare books widely available.
SECTION 3: COMBINATION SOLOS
Musical solos that combine both orchestral and rudimental techniques with odd time signatures as well as other advanced technical challenges.
SECTION 4: SPECIALTY SOLOS
Creative solos written with either specific musical genres in mind or unusual techniques and effects that are common in drum set performance.
Each solo includes an introduction and exercises to aid in facilitating confident performances. The accompanying CD-ROM contains performances of each piece by Dior. Choose to listen to the performance alone or with a click track. Whether for recitals, auditions, or private study, Broad Strokes is a timeless, must-own collection for any serious percussionist.
Broad Strokes is spiral-bound with a full-color cover and includes a supplemental CD-ROM containing performance tracks (with and without a click).