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Technique Tuesday: DCI Intro

In Tom Tom Magazine Blogroll, Tom Tom Magazine Technique on September 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm

This is my intro, of sorts, to DCI (Drum Corps International) and the marching technique.

The drums you see here are basses farthest left, then snares, and tenors closest to the camera. I’m going to break down playing technique for each of these instruments ASAP. You can see that the playing technique varies greatly from drum set playing.

Drum corps is very male-dominated, as you’ll notice. Every once in awhile you’ll see a few chicks on a line, though. That always makes me happy.

If you want to watch more DCI bands, I suggest more Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Devils, the Cavaliers (all-male), or Bluecoats. It helps to search “{coreline name} in lot” if you specifically want to see drums.

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