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Texas 2019 All-State Audition Etudes

CONCERT PERCUSSION CLINIC:

Texas TMEA 2019-2020
All State Audition Etudes

Featuring Dr. Brad Meyer, Stephen F. Austin University

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Dr. BRAD MEYER (www.Brad-Meyer.com) is a percussion educator, artist, and composer with an extensive and diverse background. Currently, Brad is the Director of Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) where he directs the percussion ensemble and steel band (“Jacks of Steel”), teaches private percussion lessons and the percussion methods course, and is the coordinator/arranger for the SFA Lumberjack Marching Band’s percussion sections. Dr. Meyer frequently tours to universities and high schools both nationally and internationally to present recitals, workshops, masterclasses, and clinics on various topics, including: electro-acoustic percussion, contemporary marimba, concert snare drum, marching percussion, percussion ensemble, steel band, and world music.

His international performances and clinics have taken him to Austria, Taiwan, France, South Africa, and Slovenia. Brad has been an active presenter/performer at numerous festivals and conventions, including: Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, Texas Music Educators Association’s national convention, Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention, International Computer Music Conference, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States’ Convention, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Graz’s (Austria) Night of Percussion, Chiayi’s (Taiwan) International Band Festival, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’s Intermedia Festival, and Transylvania University’s Studio 300 Festival. Brad is a composer with several compositions for snare drum, multi-percussion, and percussion ensemble published through Bachovich Publications. Dr. Meyer is a proud endorsee of Yamaha Instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads, and Tycoon Percussion.

SNARE DRUM SELECTION

From Anthony J. Cirone’s “Portraits in Rhythm”– Etude No. 17 – page 19

Download the JAM TRACK here! (Track courtesy of Alex Tomlinson)

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TG15 Snare (TG15)

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A general snare stick with a round tip.

L = 169/16"“, Dia. = .625“

TIMPANI SELECTION

From Vic Firth’s “The Solo Timpanist”, Etude XXII, Page 39

Download the JAM TRACK here (with Timpani)  |  JAM TRACK (without Timpani)

(Track courtesy of Robbie Green)

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GEN6 Hard Tonal (GEN6)

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Retains a dark quality while achieving excellent articulation. Wood core.

2 MALLET SELECTION

From Beth Gottlieb’s “Masterworks for Mallets”, Fantasie and Menuett, P. 40-41

Download the JAM TRACK here (with Marimba)  |  JAM TRACK (without Marimba)

(Track courtesy of Robbie Green)

M113

M113 (M113)

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Medium soft. A general mallet that covers the lower four octaves of the marimba.

4 MALLET SELECTION

From Mark Ford’s “#MarimbaBaby: A Marimba Songbook”, Sweet Dreams, P 16-17

Download the JAM TRACK here (with Marimba)  |  JAM TRACK (without Marimba)

(Track courtesy of Robbie Green)

M112 (M112)

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Soft. Produces a broad sound with tremendous projection that is dark, but not muffled.

M112

M113 (M113)

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Medium soft. A general mallet that covers the lower four octaves of the marimba.

M113

M114 (M114)

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Medium. The most popular model in the series, this mallet covers the entire range of the marimba and produces a singing sound that is full of life.

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