Up Front Etudes




Written by by Jim Ancona.

Up Front Etudes breaks the monotony of traditional scales and pit exercises with six cool mini-compositions designed to add spice and variety to your front ensemble training program.

Jim Ancona, percussion caption head for the 7-time world champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, has created this warm-up repertoire for students and instructors alike. The pieces are technically focused and diverse enough to provide a realistic way to hone any ensemble’s musical skills.

Also included is a CD-ROM containing printable individual parts for each composition as well as reference recordings which are supplied at a variety of tempos with click tracks to use for practice and devlopment of each etude.

Using the player to the right, take a listen* to the etudes to get a sense of the variety of styles and techniques you'll be able to add to your repertoire.

With Up Front and Up Front Etudes, you’ll have the right musical tools for the job from the top minds in the activity. And your pit will have a warm-up program they actually look forward to!

Audio samples (mp3):

  • Level: Beginning to Advanced
  • Pages: 48

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