John (Jack) S. Pratt, U.S. Army retired, is one of America's greatest rudimentalists and percussion composers. His published works have become standard rudimental curriculum for more than half a century.
This DVD will reinvigorate your study of “traditional” ancient rudimental drumming and provide material for your practice, instruction, music library and drumming pleasure.
It features: classic Pratt solos (The Sons of Liberty; The All-American Emblem; The Little Toy Drum) • new Pratt solos (Interstatesmen A.B.C.; Swiss Crazy Army Variant 1) • four original Pratt compositions in the “Spirit of 1776” rope tension snare and bass drum duets with Ben Hans • traditional drumming standards (The Downfall of Paris; The General; Hell on the Wabash; The Three Camps; The Connecticut Halftime) • the 26 traditional American drumming rudiments • Swiss drum rudiments • drumming tips and stylistic comments • on-screen notation • and printable scores on disc.
Release Date: 26 October 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Running Time: 64 minutes.