Percussion Techniques Notes – The Snare Drum

The Snare Drum

These are the notes I took on my first day of Percussion Techniques at USF, taught by Dr. Bob McCormick. The basics of the snare drum are covered here, including parts of the drum, as well as some introductory information.

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About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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2 Responses to Percussion Techniques Notes – The Snare Drum

  1. jaytruz says:

    I was looking at the part about the snare drum like to know if you could tell me more

    • Eowyn Fair says:

      Possibly. What did you want to know? Did you read through the word document? I am by no means a percussionist, but I remember a lot of the information and can easily access some of my notes and materials from college. (I know I need to add the rest of the notes, I just found them again last week!)

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