Assignments from Championship Concepts

The following are a series of assignments designed to help you use Championship Concepts For Marching Percussion. Throughout the seminar, students use these assignments to prepare and review materials. Be thorough, take notes, and make certain you understand the materials.

  1. Read pages 2-3 — Introduction, Commitment, To Excel, Program Overview
  2. Read pages 3-8 — Technique (The Three Keys, The Grip: matched/ traditional/four mallet, Stroke Guidelines, Practice Tips). Make an outline of this material on a clean sheet of paper. Be specific and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Later we will add to this outline.
  3. Prepare pages 8-11 — Technique (Independent Beat Patterns)
  4. Read pages 25-38 — Playing Characteristics of Each Instrument
  5. Prepare pages 12-14 — Technique (Extended Beat Patterns)
  6. Prepare pages 15-16 — Technique (Staggered Accents)
  7. Prepare pages 17-18 — Technique (Roving 16ths and Sequencing Accents)
  8. Prepare page 19 — Technique (Flam Basics)
  9. Prepare pages 17-18 — Technique (Substitute flams for accents)
  10. Prepare pages 38-39 — Reading (Objectives, Check Patterns, One Beat Variations)
  11. Prepare page 39 — Duple and Triplet Check Patterns
  12. Prepare page 40 — Reading (14 Duple Variations, 1-4)
  13. Prepare page 40 — Reading (14 Duple Variations, 5-10)
  14. Prepare page 40 — Reading (14 Duple Variations, 11 -14)
  15. Read & prepare pages 42-43 — Reading (Duple Timing Exercises)
  16. Read & prepare page 45 — Reading (32nd Note Sequencing, lines 1 and 2)
  17. Read & prepare page 45 — Reading (32nd Note Sequencing, lines 3 and 4, tap rolls)
  18. Prepare page 41 — Reading (6 Triplet Variations, 1-3)
  19. Prepare page 42 — Reading (6 Triplet Variations, 4-6)
  20. Read & prepare pages 44-45 — Reading (Triplet Timing Exercises)
  21. Read & prepare page 46 — Reading (16th Note Sequencing, lines 1 and 2)
  22. Read & prepare page 46 — Reading (16th Note Sequencing, lines 3 and 4, tap rolls)
  23. Read pages 46-48 — Musicianship (10 Guidelines). Make an outline of the Volume Chart and know the 3 Playing Zones. Review page 48, Hints For Improving Musicianship.

The Rudiment Ritual

  1. Prepare Diddle Rudiments (16-19) on page 20. Play 8 of each in succession, leading with RH. Use 8th note turnaround and repeat on LH.
  2. Prepare Single Stroke Roll Rudiments (1 -3) on page 20. Play 4 of each in succession.
  3. Prepare Multiple Bounce Roll Rudiments (4-5) on page 20. Play four of each in alternating fashion.
  4. Prepare Double Stroke Open Roll Rudiments (6-10) on page 20 in the following manner:
    • 6 = 7 beats
    • plus two 8th notes
    • 7 = 8x’s in alternating fashion
    • 8 = 7x’s plus paradiddle turnaround (RH lead, then LH)
    • 9 = 7x’s plus paradiddle turnaround (RH lead, then LH)
    • 10 = 8x’s in alternating fashion
  5. Prepare Double Stroke Open Roll Rudiments (11-12) on page 20 in the following manner: 11 = 7x’s plus double paradiddle turnaround (RH, then LH) 12 = 7x’s plus double paradiddle turnaround (RH, then LH)
  6. Prepare Double Stroke Open Roll Rudiments (13-15) on page 20 in the following manner: 13 = 4x’s in alternating fashion 14 = 3x’s plus triple paradiddle turnaround (RH, then LH) 15 = 4x’s in alternating fashion
  7. Prepare Flam Rudiments (20-23) on page 21 in the following manner: 20 = 4 beats of alternating quarter notes, followed by 4 beats of alternating 8th notes 21 = 8x’s in alternating fashion 22 = 7x’s plus flam paradiddle turnaround (RH, then LH) 23 = 8x’s in alternating fashion
  8. Prepare Flam Rudiments (24-27) on page 21 in the following manner. 24 = 8x’s in alternating fashion 25 = 8x’s in alternating fashion 26 = 8x’s in alternating fashion 27 = 7x’s plus flam paradiddle turnaround (RH, then LH)
  9. Prepare Flam Rudiments (28-30) on page 21 in the following manner. 28 = 8x’s in alternating fashion 29 = 7x’s plus flam paradiddle turnaround (RH, then LH) 30 = 7x’s plus triplet turnaround (RH lead , then LH)

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