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Snaring New Sounds:
Warner Bros. Publications Introduces
Portraits in Rhythm -- Study Guide


MIAMI, Fla. – Well-known educator and percussionist, Anthony J. Cirone demonstrates how to broaden the snare drum’s range of musical expressions in a stimulating new method from Warner Bros. Publications entitled Portraits in Rhythm -- Study Guide.

Cirone includes a detailed analysis of all 50 etudes from his popular Portraits in Rhythm book of snare drum solos, which was also published by Warner Bros. Publications. The etudes included in the study guide are standard snare drum literature, and are ideal for use in a solo, audition, or jury.

Each etude is accompanied by an insightful summary by Cirone. In developing his analysis of the etudes, Cirone draws on five musical "elements" that are available to every percussionist: rhythm, dynamics, tempo, phrasing and interpretation.

By varying these elements and their relationships with one another, percussionists can bring more depth and expression to their snare drum performances. Cirone offers many pointers on how this can be achieved in Portraits in Rhythm -- Study Guide. For example: There are suggestions on how dynamics can be used to infuse a piece of music with greater passion. Cirone also offers very specific advice on how to create a more musical performance by adjusting tempo.

Considering the five musical elements when approaching a piece of music also gives a percussionist a deeper understanding of the composer’s original intention regarding the work. After studying this clearly written book, intermediate and advanced percussionists are certain to develop a new appreciation of the snare drum and its potential for musical expression.

Portraits in Rhythm -- Study Guide retails for a suggested $19.95.

For more information visit the company’s website at: www.warnerbrospublications.com.

Warner Bros. Publications is a Warner Music Group Company, a division of Time Warner.

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