RELATED EXERCISE (practice each measure separately):

About Danny Ramond:

Danny Raymond is active as a teacher, clinician, and performer. For the past 20 years, he has been a performer at the Walt Disney World Company.

Danny has also been involved with the Drum and Bugle Corps activity as a member of the New York Skyliners Sr. Drum Corps, as well as working with the Boston Crusaders, Syracuse Brigadiers and Carolina Gold. Recently, he was appointed a snare technician for the 2009 World Class Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Danny is the 1989 and 1990 Drum Corps Associates Individual Snare Drum Champion.

His snare solo material has been published with Rudimental Publications, Row -Loff and the 2008 release of "Let It Rip" with Tapspace Publications. Danny travels across the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan performing as a clinician/endorser for DYNASTY PERCUSSION, VIC FIRTH STICKS and MALLETS, REMO DRUMHEADS, GROVER PRO PERCUSSION ACCESSORIES and STICKTAPE.


Tapspace teams up with champion snare drummer Danny Raymond to bring you a complete package of solos for snare drum that will educate and challenge ANY level of player. From complete beginner to veritable Zen mastery, Danny progresses through a multitude of skills with nine different pieces, each of which is accompanied on the DVD by detailed transcriptions, suggested warm-ups, and program notes.

A complete Tips & Tricks section takes you through the showmanship elements of rudimental snare soloing step by step. Learn flips, fakes, twirls, tosses, backsticking, and brush tricks.

The Special Features section includes onscreen exercise demonstrations, interviews with Danny, drum descriptions with commentary, and more!

For any aspiring snare drummer, whether you're preparing for a state solo contest or gearing up for your DCI Championship I&E solo, Let It Rip will have something for you. With different nine solos on five different snare drums, complete with transcriptions, exercises, and everything else you'll need, study with a true master and become one yourself!

Danny's Vic Firth Stick of Choice:

Jeff Queen Solo Stick (SJQ)
Full round tip for consistent sound quality regardless of the angle of approach. The long taper and reduced neck size produce excellent speed. A slight taper toward the rounded butt end improves back-sticking control and sound quality.
L = 17" | Dia. =.725" at butt | .675" at shaft.
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