A fun and electric medium-level drum cadence to get your band down that A fantastic medium to advanced cadence with extended four-bar step outs for. How to Write a Drum Cadence. Having a successful drum line can be difficult, especially when you lack a professional to write music for you. But in the end, you . Serving up free drumline cadences, exercises, warm-ups, lot jams, and educational Beats for the Street, three volumes of five cadences each, targeted at.

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Warthog was one of the first cadences released on the original www.

It has since become a very popular cadence and has been performed in various locations all over the world; including Germany, Malaysia, and Peru just to name xrumline few.

This cadence combines simplicity with fun and will be an instant crowd favorite for any marching percussion performance. By Cassidy Byars Diagram Above: Minimum Instrumentation Recommended Instrumentation: You Do It is a great cadence that is easy to march to.

Like many of cadencr other Level 2 Cadences, You Do It is designed to sound much more complex than it actually is.

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As long as the players listen in and pay attention to their sections as well as the rest of the line, You Do it will prove itself to be very stable and will a cadence that is sure to stick with drummers for many years. Thunderbolt was THE very first cadence released on the original www.

It is extremely popular in the southern United States and is played by hundreds, if not thousands of students every year. Thunderbolt is a simple and entertaining cadence that will provide a ton of fun for everyone. For starting drumlines, this cadence is what we call a “wise choice”. Mirage is one of the more challenging level 2 cadences offered on this website.

It has several rhythms that are considered to be more complex than those in the other level 2 cadences above. However, if your drumline is not quite ready to press into the level 3 cadences, Mirage is a great piece that will help as a transition into the more difficult cadences.

Groovy and intricate are words we use to describe this cadence. Vomit Comet is a fun cadence for drumlines that are new to playing Level 2 pieces.

It challenges new Level 2 players with new rhythms without being too overwhelimg. This cadence runs along that “fine line” of learning and having fun. This cadence does not include cymbal parts. Concrete Beat is a Level 2 cadence that borderlines Levels 2 and 3. Concrete Beat is one of the more difficult Level 2 cadences.


This cadence is manageable for most high school drumlines.

Genesis is a simple Level 2 cadence that is very appropriate for young or beginner high school drumlines. The double stroke roll is one of the only rudiments played in this piece.

Murc is a simple Level 2 cadence and is broken down into 3 very distinct sections. This cadence is designed to be played at faster tempos to make up for it’s simplicity. Laser is a perfect cadence for younger lines looking for a “technical” yet simple cadence.

Laser implements the RLL sticking pattern which is a stepping stone on the path to more difficult rudiments. Avenger is a straight forward and loud Level 2 cadence. This cadence is easy to learn and is great for the band to march to.

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This cadence is simple, fun, and can be learned quickly. Avenger is written to sound more complicated than it really is. The Street Warrior is a perfect cadence for the street! We highly recommend this cadence for parades. It has quite a punch and uses varied repetition that allows it to be both easy to learn cadennce teach.

T-REX is one of the catchiest cadences on the site. This cadence is great for any skill level. It’s an excellent piece to use when marching into the stadium or to just play in the stands. Like “The Street Warrior”, this is also an easy cadence to learn caxence teach. Supernova is a cadence that combines simplicity with fun and will be a great cadence to march to, play in the stands, or jam to in the lot.

It introduces tenor players to the fifth “spot drum” and has a beafy bass drum beat that will keep crowds pumped the entire way through. This is an excellent cadence for football season. This one has a unique intro as it starts off with a single snare drum and gradually adds the rest of the drumline. This is a fun cadence to march into the stadium with! Go Time drumllne a great transition piece for drumlines that will soon be attempting to upgrade from Level 2 difficulty level to Level 3.

Go Time features an optional cowbell part for snare drums that adds a serious “we mean business” type groove. Apollo is a perfect cadence for young high school drumlines. This cadence is a very basic Level cadrnce Cadence casence sounds cadecne more advanced than it actually is!

This cadence is easy to march to and is great for parades. Imagine is a basic Level 2 Cadence that maintains a very fun to listen to groove that stays consistent throughout the entire cadence. Preload is a faster Level 2 Cadence. At BPM this cadence definitely pushes the tempo more so than your average drum cadence.


Preload is an exciting cadence that crowds will love! X-1 is drumine easy Level 2 Cadence that can be learned very quickly by most groups.

We recommend this cadence for pretty much any drumline. X-1 is one of cadencd few cadences that maintains a powerful sound while staying simple and will be appreciated by anyone who plays or listens to it. Furious is cdence unique cadences that incorporates rim throughout the snare, bass, and tenor drum sections for a very unique sound.

This drum cadence has a very powerful style and sound and will be sure to stand out when compared to traditional cadences. FX is one of the casence difficult Level 2 Cadences. However, it is shorter and is designed specifically to be a transition cadence for groups that plan on playing Level 3 pieces in the near future.

Explore Community Education Site. No part of this website may be reproduced without express permission. We support vic-firth drum sticks, remo and evans marching drum heads as well as Yamaha marching percussion drums and drum sets.

Pearl drums, Dynasty drums, Tama drums, Mapex drums, and Ludwig drums are all percussion companies that we greatly support as well.

Choosing the right drum stick is very important. As a musician it is your call when you feel to make the appropriate decision when it comes to stick selection. This is why we recommend both Pro-Mark and Vic-Firth drum sticks.

Drum stick selection varies when it comes to choosing a pair for drum set or marching percussion instruments such as snare drum, tenors, or bass drums. Cymbal selection for marching percussion drumlines is also a very important factor to consider. We recommend Sabian crash cymbals in a variety of diameters as well as Zildjian crash cymbals.

Both Sabian and Zildjian have a great selection of ride cymbals, hi-hats, splash cymbals, and various other effects cymbals to choose from. Drum head selection is important as well. Depending on what type of drum you are working with, whether it be marching snare drum batter or snare side heads or marching tenor drum heads, the correct seletion is essential.

Evans drum heads and Remo drum heads are great to use for marching percussion equipment. The key to being a good musician is practice. Having a metronome is very important. Drumlines are one of the most important aspects of a marching band. Having a marching band without a drumline leaves it incomplete.

Writing your own music can help you become a better musician.