Starting in the summer term of 2015, Theo Lawrence began teaching the MYM Snare Drumline Group in Montgomeryshire (Wales, UK). The rebranded youth music group expanded to include this new group, and also the MYM Guitar & Ukulele Group, also tutored by Theo.
After 2 terms of teaching a group of pupils aged between 8 and 12, some complete beginners and some more advanced, Theo is releasing the first of many Snare Drum Sheet Music books.
The MYM Snare Drumline Group is Theo’s adaption of ‘Drumline’ groups, tribal drumming, military drumming, Drum Corps, and epic styles of film score music.
There are many areas left to explore for the drum group. In this first book, Theo has focussed on building a foundation of simple and short snare drum pieces to help give the group confidence and develop a strong sense of rhythm, timing and pulse. There is also a very small amount of dynamic use, repeats, and drum rudiments.
Level 1 Book
The Level 1 book is designed for complete beginners, or ‘basic beginners’ level. This level could also be played by players of other instruments that are new to drums.
Level 2 Book
Level 2 is designed for grade 1-2 level. The rhythms are more complex, but there are no buzz rolls or drags.
Level 3 Book
Created for grade 2-3 level drummers. It encorporates buzz rolls, drags, flams, and harder rhythms.