Please enjoy these original etudes and exercises written by Boston Conservatory students as part of our Percussion Pedagogy class. They are free to download and share.
Lindsay Vasko: Flam Jam for Sam No. 1 for Snare Drum
Reed Puleo: Curb Your Etude for Snare Drum
Euphina Yap: A Little Ditty for Timpani
Ruben Eduardo Banuelos Preciado: Study No. 1 for Timpani
Travis Newman: Three Etudes for Triangle, Crash Cymbals, and Tambourine, separate or together
Travis Newman: Etude No. 1 for timpani
Gabriella Mayer: Roll Etude for Snare Drum
Joanna Chen: Extra Sharp Cheese, for timpani
Robert Oldroyd: Etudes for Tambourine, Cymbals, and Triangle
Noah Rosen: 4 Loco for snare drum
Tom Reinman: Four Etudes for timpani, bongos, glockenspiel, and woodblocks.
WanNing Chen: Four Etudes for “3 and 2” (snare drum) plus etudes for cymbals, tambourine, and triangle.
John Stapleton: Four Etudes for snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, and triangle.
Una Cheng: Four Etudes for snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, and triangle.
Mya Pennington: Melodic Snare Tunes Etude No. 1, the Christmas Edition
Taylor AmbrosioWood: Viewer Discretion Advised, for snare drum and tape
Nian Shee Yon: Etude for timpani
Robert McCarthy: Four Etudes, “December Etude” (snare drum), Bass Drum Etude,Triangle Etude, and “Trips to the Carnival” (tambourine)
Christine Augspurger: Three Etudes, “Rolling with Sibelius” (timpani), “What’s Up?” (triangle), and “1001 Nights” (tambourine)
Daniel Pessalano: Four Etudes, for snare drum, triangle, tambourine, and cymbals
Tom Reaves: Gainsborough Etude for timpani
Dani Fortner: Three Etudes, “Plotted Metrics” (BD, Cymbals duet), “Palindrome” (solo tambourine), and “Waltz Blend” (triangle and tambourine duet)
Dani Fortner: “6, 5 and 3” for snare drum
Brandon Ilaw: Three Etudes for Bass Drum, “Tune for Igor,” “Bipolar,” and “Bass. Drum?”
Matt Sharrock: “are we there yet?” for snare, kick drum, and crash cymbals mounted on a hihat stand
Laurent Warnier: Three Etudes: “Where did that come from?”, “cause you’re loud ‘n you’re soft…”, and “Sleepyhead”
Laurent Warnier: 1st Study for Timpani
Nate Tucker: Three Pieces for Snare Drum, “Game of Pairs”
Ivan Wan: Three Etudes for Timpani
Brandon Ilaw: An Excerise in Moeller, for snare drum
Dani Fortner: Variations on Ted Reed’s “Syncopation”
David Luidens: 3 Snare Drum Exercises
Matt Sharrock: Accented Phone Book, Legato Rolls, and Pianissimo Fulcrum Builder
Tyler Flynt: 3 Snare Exercises
Ivan Wan: 5 Exercises
Jeremy Barnet: Jeremy’s Drum Exercises
Nate Tucker: 5 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Karlyn Mason: Flam-a-doodles, The Oddly Even Triplet, and The Oddly Even Quintuplet
Jonathan Hess: 5 Snare Drum Exercises
Michael Daley: Bailey Inspired