The Portraits in Rhythm Study Guide by Anthony J. Cirone contains a detailed analysis of the 50 snare drum etudes from Portraits in Rhythm. These observations and interpretations represent many years of performing and teaching. As with all music, there is no one interpretation; however, these suggestions might spark an interest in each student to develop a greater insight into a composer's musical intentions. As this text is studied and applied to each etude, your newly learned snare drumming skills will surely carry over into other compositions and performances. The first 25 snare etudes originally appeared in Modern Drummer Magazine. Thanks to Ron Spagnardi, the drum music is now available in published form. This publication contains an analysis of the entire 50 drum solos in one volume.
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