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Episode 4: Differences

What’s inside? You can listen to the latest podcast episode right here, or listen on your favorite podcast service by searching for LotPatrol Percussion. You can also visit our Anchor.FM page to see everywhere this episode is distributed. Like every episode this one is jam packed with drumming goodness. The DCA season came to a…

Lick of the week #4

This week we have some longer drum licks for your listening pleasure. Vote for your favorite in the poll below. The winning lick will be featured in the next episode and the sheet music will be available for download. You can vote once every 24 hours. You can also submit your own to Alex@LotPatrol.com #1…

1998 SCV Percussion

Another one from the time capsule: Perhaps one of the greatest groups of drummers, percussionists, arrangers, and music educators came together to create the percussion section of the 1998 Santa Clara Vanguard. This group of amazing people won the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award for their precision and power! Here’s a sample of what they…

Lick of the week #3

Three new candidates in this week’s poll. One or two of these could be familiar to you depending on your experience and age. 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 –…

Episode 3: Adding Value

Listen to this week’s podcast: We’re talking about you the drummer – you drumming alone and drumming in a line. What are you doing to add value to the time you practice alone? What could an instructor be doing to add value? OR, are they just standing their banging their sticks together? And when was…

Slow/Fast: Cavaliers Drumline Bunco Loop

I watched what would now be considered an old cadence – Bunco, played by the Cavaliers in 1998 during a retreat. I then narrowed it down to a bar or two where someone in the crowd is saying slow and fast or float and fast and then looped it. It could be the basis for…

Rudy Mental Study

Drum Rudiments – Challenge yourself by following along on my Instagram. Each day there will be a new rudiment. Work it out, use extremes of speed, heights, etc.

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…