Pecking Order

Pecking Order for rudimental snare drum duet
Publisher: Gottry Publications (2000)
Composed: 1999
Duration: 1’30”
Difficulty: Medium

This rudimental snare drum duet, written in 6/8 and 4/4 meters, incorporates many of the musical and technical techniques required in contemporary rudimental snare drum performance. Using flams, diddles, backsticking, stick clicks, cheeses, flam-drags, and paradiddles, as well as rapid unison figures and metric modulation, this duet is aexciting and challenging piece for both performers. Pecking Order would be a great addition to a percussion ensemble concert or recital, or can simply be used for technique development for intermediate to advanced rudimental students.

…ideal literature for helping two high school snare drummers perfect ensemble performance skills required in a drum line. – John R. Raush
Printed by permission of the Percussive Arts Society, inc.