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Warm-Ups for the Competition Drum Line - Will Rapp
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Technique Builders for Marching Percussion - Will Rapp
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Marching Percussion Warm-Ups: An Ensemble Approach - Will Rapp
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Warm-Ups for Developing Marching Percussion - Will Rapp
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The Visual Drum Line

Available through willrapp.com – $30.00

A complete resource book designed to add a new dimension to your marching percussion program. Great Visuals, special playing techniques, and creative staging ideas are explained and illustrated in clear, concise detail in this 153 page text. The book also includes special sections on how to select, tune, and maintain your percussion equipment as well as a comprehensive analysis of marching percussion technique and warm-up exercises.

The Wind Band Masterworks of Holst, Vaughn Williams, and Grainger

With this superb text, Dr. Rapp gives the wind band community both a historical and musical insight into three of its most revered composers. His study of their band works’ evolvement through traditional folk music will serve as a fascinating resource, giving both veteran and novice conductors an invaluable understanding of the band repertoire’s formative stages.

Music of Musser’s International Marimba Symphony Orchestra: Volume 1

These arrangements by Musser were for his 100-piece marimba orchestra comprised of 50 young men and 50 young women between the ages of 17 and 25. Performances with the orchestra took place in 1935 in Paris, Brussels and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. It includes three marimba ensembles including Pilgrim’s Chorus, Kamennoi-Ostrow, and In a Monastery Garden.

Music of Musser’s International Marimba Symphony Orchestra: Volume 2

These arrangements by Musser were for his 100-piece marimba orchestra comprised of 50 young men and 50 young women between the ages of 17 and 25. Performances with the orchestra took place in 1935 in Paris, Brussels and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. With a foreword by Willis Rapp detailing the historical significance of this series, extensive program notes and notes about this edition included in this historically significant publication, these ensembles are a must for any marimba ensemble. Includes: Prelude in C Minor, Opus 3, No. 2 by Rachmaninoff and Symphony in D Minor by Franck.

Music of Musser’s International Marimba Symphony Orchestra: Volume 3

These arrangements by Musser were for his 100-piece marimba orchestra comprised of 50 young men and 50 young women between the ages of 17 and 25. Performances with the orchestra took place in 1935 in Paris, Brussels and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. With a foreword by Willis Rapp detailing the historical significance of this series, extensive program notes and notes about this edition included in this historically significant publication, these ensembles are a must for any marimba ensemble. Includes: Prelude in C Minor, Opus 3, No. 2 by Rachmaninoff and Symphony in D Minor by Franck.

Warm-Ups for Developing Marching Percussion – $30.00

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Will Rapp designed this series specifically to aid in the technical development of the intermediate marching percussion ensemble. It’s the ideal primer for Marching Percussion Warm-Ups, and the 12 exercises can also be used for individual as well as section development. Each exercise targets a specific performance issue, and all exercises contain instructor’s notes for teaching.

Marching Percussion Warm-Ups: An Ensemble Approach – $30.00

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Drawing on his years of experience working with drum lines, Will Rapp has created a versatile set of 18 warm-ups and exercises designed to develop ensemble technique and prepare your section for performance. Each warm-up zeros in on one technique problem, such as roll development, and there are many unique features including a special 15-minute daily regiment that will improve virtually any percussion section.

Technique Builders for Marching Percussion – $30.00

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Will Rapp has created a complete, 20-minute routine suitable as a warm-up for competition drum lines, or you can use the 10 exercises as training material for developing ensembles. A rudimental supplement is included for personal advanced development.

Warm-Ups for the Competition Drum Line – $30.00

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Based on his years of experience, Will Rapp has created an even more advanced set of 11 warm-ups and technical development exercises, which will challenge even the most proficient marching percussion sections..

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