Sunday Session #17: Quintuplets

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Sunday Session #17: Quintuplets

Part I: Quintuplet Grid

Gridding Accents

Adding embellishments

A-B comparisons – hit the light switch

Part 2: Submitted Questions


Sometimes I have trouble remembering to practice how do you remind yourself?


In your opinion, what makes a battery very musical? Dynamics? Tuning maybe?


Hello my name is Cristian and I’m a senior in high school. I have been playing drumset for 13 years now. Just last year, my junior year, I joined the drumlins and luckily I got a spot on the tenors. Ever since from that one year of just playing music and learning more, I became more dedicated to music. I want to get better, but its not happening this year though. My drumline doesn’t have a drum tech to show us any new skills.

I want to get better. I don’t want to just leave everything I’ve learned during high school behind me. I want to have opportunities to join a drum corps. From the knowledge I have, it’s not enough. What I’m basically is asking g for advice of what can I do. Like I said I can’t just drop music like that. I’ve gone too far for it to end.

Can you can give me some advice on what can I do for myself to get better, and soon maybe get a chance to join a drum corps?

Part 3: Lightning Round Q & A




Huei-Yuan Pan is a Los Angeles based musician via Chicago, originally from Houston. His drum corps experience includes performing with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2001) and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2002-2003; Front Ensemble, 2004). From 2008-2011, Huei served as Director and Arranger for Green Thunder Percussion, and in 2012-2013, Percussion Caption Head with Regiment. He is currently the Director of the Jumpstart Young Musicians Program at The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. For more on Huei, click here.

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