SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION

Mark Converse provides specialized expert instruction in all of the following specific skills to advanced students and professionals looking to hone their abilities in greater detail.

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SNARE DRUM
  • Rudimental studies

  • Rudimental Snare Drum Literature

  • Orchestral dexterity studies

  • Orchestral Snare Drum Literature

  • Polyrhythmic Studies

DRUMSET
  • Chart reading and interpretation for Big Band and Combo Jazz, Pop and Contemporary Jazz styles

  • Soloing: technique, stylistic considerations, musical form and development of ideas

  • Styles: Big Band, Be Bop, Hard Bop and Modern Jazz Styles, Jazz Fusion, World Styles including Afro Cuban, Brazilian, African

  • Odd Meter Studies

  • Advanced technique and independence studies, including concentrated bass drum technique.

  • Time Awareness Studies

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KEYBOARD MALLETS
  • Scales and arpeggio studies

  • 2 and 4 mallet technique

  • Sight reading concepts

  • Solo Literature

TIMPANI
  • Technique

  • Ear Training

  • Sight reading

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ORCHESTRAL ACCESSORY PERCUSSION
  • Proper technique and literature on all Orchestral Accessory Percussion instruments: Piatti, Tambourine, Triangle, Concert Bass Drum etc. 

ETHNIC AND COMMERCIAL HAND PERCUSSION
  • Technique for Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Shaker, Tambourine, Claves, Cowbell, Cabasa, Shekere etc.

  • Specific Dance patterns for Afro Cuban and Brasilian styles on Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Shaker, Tambourine, Claves, Cowbell, Cabasa, Shekere etc.