VIC FIRTH HYBRID RUDIMENT SERIES:
RUDY-MENTAL

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    Contributed by Rudy Gowern  



RUDYMENTAL EXERCISE:
Work each measure separately

RUDY USES:

Thom Hannum (STH)
A round tip with a very long taper and thick neck for great control and response‚ especially at low dynamic levels.
L = 16 5/8" | Dia. = .690"
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ABOUT RUDY GOWERN:

Rudy Gowern has been involved with percussion for almost 30 years. He was a member of the Boston Crusaders 1988-1992 and then aged out of the 1993 Star of Indiana World Champions Drumline. He has finished 3rd (93) 5th (92) 4th (91) and 7th (90) at the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Championships. Rudy also studied with Jazz legend Alan Dawson and attended The University of Massachusetts, and Florida Community College, Jacksonville FL.

Rudy served on the percussion staff for Magic of Orlando (94, 95), Phoenix (95) and the Boston Crusaders 1996, 1998. He was named caption head for the Crusaders in 1999-2001. Rudy was the Percussion Director for the King Philip Regional High School Marching Band and Indoor Drumline from 2005-2007 and is now serving as Percussion Director/Arranger for Mt Juliet High School, Mt Juliet, TN. He is currently the Marching and Product Marketing Manager for the Pearl Corporation.

Rudy lives in Murfreesboro, TN with his wife Ondrea, their 2 cats (Samba and Sox) and their new puppy (Dawson).




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