Drum Line Warm Ups Packet for Your Ensemble!
Get pre-built drum line warm ups for your group and only pay what you want!
Do you need some drum line warm ups for your group? Are you brand new to drum line instruction and need a solid place to start? You’re ready for step number one: get full drum line warm ups and technique packet by only paying what you want! It’s that easy, you can get it today! Step one is deciding how to set up your drum line and create the best environment for their success. In order to complete this step you’ll need a clearly defined technique outline and fundamental drum line warm ups or exercises. This is something that every successful ensemble requires, not just in the marching percussion world but across all types of group activities. If you were to ignore this first step the result would be sloppy performances with less ability to clearly define and correct problems as well as a foggy understanding of the overall goal or assignments. Below is a ready-made packet of technique outlines, exercises, and drum line warm ups for any battery at any skill level. The packet also includes a cadence and a warm down for those of you who would like to go the extra mile!
The technique section outlines posture and grip with visual examples of the American Style stick grips and explanations of playing zones, heights, dynamics, as well as sticks in and out (tacit or ready). The packet briefly explains handy ASL, American Sign Language, and signs that will help you communicate over the loud drumming environment. These are easy to retain and understand signs that will naturally signal to your percussionists what you’re communicating to them, complete with visual examples as well.
The exercise and warm up section comprises 85 pit and drum line warm ups, exercises, variations, and cadences designed for several different levels of musicians. Your battery and pit will find success whether this is their first season performing together or they have played together for several years. Different difficulties are included in the packet to allow for this drastic contrast in playing ability ranging from basic middle school level or high school drum line warm ups to DCI warm ups level. Audio examples of each musical page are also available on the drum line warm up page located here. Download them all at once or link your members here so they can play along as they learn! Many of these exercises are also available on the Diddles App found on the Apple Store for iOS devices. This app allows you to change the tempos of each warm up and play along with individual sections of the drum line or as a full ensemble.
(You will be directed to a digital download link once the payment is processed.)
A physical copy of this instructional packet is available on Amazon for $29.99, but a digital copy is available at the link above by paying whatever you want! The packet is free to distribute and use with your drum line under the Creative Commons license provided that all credits and attributions remain unchanged. So if you’re new to instructing or looking for something fresh please take advantage of this 270+ page instructional packet that’s filled to the brim with everything you and your drum line need to be successful!