Drum set as a solo artform: developing the percussionist through solo performance

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William Benjamin Cantrell (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Eric Willie

Abstract: The aim of this project is to commission several newer compositions for solo drum set and then provide a detailed insight into the pieces through analysis and performance guides. As well, this document intends to aid high school, college, and professional percussionists with the means to more easily transition to drum set from traditional classical percussion. This project presents a brief overview of drum set history, discussions of the commissioned works, and provides a suggested listing of the current repertoire of solo drum set work. The pieces used for this study will include Wagwan (2018) by Adam Hopper, Eagle Rockabye (2019) by Dr. Chad Floyd, and Through the Looking Glass by Ben Cantrell (2020). All three of these compositions are new works for the drum set as a solo art form.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2020
Keywords
Drum Set, Pedagogy, Percussion, Performance, Solo
Subjects
Drum set music $x History and criticism

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