CONTACT INFORMATION

 

601-549-3775

johnwooton@me.com

John.Wooton@usm.edu

 

ADDRESSES

 

P.O. Box 16326

Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6326

 

Dr. John Wooton

USM School of Music

118 College Dr., Box 5081

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

© 2014 John Wooton

Rudimental Drumming Stuff

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Dr. Throwdown's Rudimental Remedies

2 hour DVD, 951 Play-along tracks and book.  Includes 25 lessons each covering a certain technique and/or rudiment.  Every exercise has a play-along track set in 7 tempos. From "Tempo del Learno" to "Ludicrous Speed." So, there is something for everyone.  Great for total beginners and challenging for advanced players.  Here are some video demos...

Book & DVD

$25

+Shipping

E Book (includes tracks)

$25

No Shipping Cost

Ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of ordering.

The Drummer's Rudimental Reference Book This book is packed full of lessons and exercises. Neatly organized into 41 different sections, this book covers rudiments, one-handed exercises, stick control, timing, relaxation, odd-groupings, back sticking, & tenor drumming. Exercises used by the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, PAS National Champion Marching Percussion Ensembles The University of North Texas and The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A must for the private instructor and band director. Many have referred to this book being the “Arban book for drummers.”

$22

+S&H

E Book

$17

No S&H

Ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of ordering.

John Wooton's Snare Drum Solos Collection 

This is a collection of solos written by Wooton, but also includes a couple of ancient solos that Dr. Throwdown believes are essential to a rudimental drummer’s repertoire. Includes: Africa Hot, Werd, Rudimental Clave, Olivia's Opus,Rudiments Rule, Phantom Cajuns, King of the Nile, Mississippi Suite, Crazy Army, Downfall of Paris

$20

Click here for a pdf copy that will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

No postage!

Marty Hurley's "Festival Solos" 

Nine rudimental snare solos by the great educator and player, Marty Hurley.  Best known for his work with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, but was also a great educator of young drummers in the New Orleans area.  These are some of his finest solos ranging from grade II to VI+.  Titles include:

First Flight - Grade II     

Lava Flow - Grade III          

Sonny's Solo - Grade IV        

Abu's Bash - Grade IV                

The Clave King - Grade IV

Crash Landing - Grade IV+

The Tower of Terror - Grade V

Scud Attack - Grade VI

The Mambo King - Grade VI+

$15

Sorry but this book is available as a hard copy only.

Africa Hot!

A challenging but really fun solo to play... A good balance between chops, grooves and stick tricks. 

$8

Click here for a hard copy. Postage will be added. 

Click here for a pdf copy that will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

No postage!

WERD

This is a challenging solo I wrote for my son, Drew, which is Werd spelled backwards. This particular video is a tutorial of an excerpt from this solo. Video of Drew playing the solo soon to come! Music will be sent to you as a pdf. 

$8

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No postage!

Olivia's Opus

This is an intermediate rudimental/orchestral/Latin snare drum solo that I wrote for my daughter, Olivia. Lots of cool effects and comes with percussion trio accompaniement (drum set and two percussionists). High school to college level. Great recital material!

Music will be sent to you within 24 hours as pdfs.

Video coming soon. 

$8

Snare Solo Only

$35

Full Score and all parts

The solo and/or ensemble  will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

No postage!

Mississippi Blues Suite 

Commissioned by the Mississippi Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. This piece incorporates Morse Code and a theme and variations using the 12 bar blues progression. The pieces can be played separately or as a suite.  It can also be played with a 12 bar blues accompaniment.

$10

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No postage!

Duet To It! 

This is a snare drum and tenor drums (quints) duet that I wrote for me and my son to play at his school. It is more fun than challenging.  Available only as a pdf download.

$10

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No postage!

Sorry, but we only ship the following items within the United States

If you live outside the U.S. and are interested in my street beats. Please email me. 

John Wooton Signature Stick!

This stick has an oval bead, is 17" long and has two strips of lead tape on the back end to make the stick feel lighter than it actually is.  The oval bead gives you a big sound and the weight on the back gives you speed and endurance. All things I love! 

$15

+S&H

Vic Firth Practice Pads

Dr. Throwdown swears by the stock pad but we also have the slim pad for those that prefer the Kevlar feel.

$40

+S&H

Jammin' in the Street

10 Street beats easy to advanced. 

Bugay                                    Hockit

Summer Camp                    Pride Jam!

The Moose is Loose            Street Jam

In The Slot                            Level Four

Street Shuffle                      Forget It!

Pride Jam & Level Four:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SqMPUGn_A8

Street Jam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxYIlw00b9M

$40

+S&H

Dr. John's Road Grooves

6 Street beats medium to advanced. 

Hip Hop Shebop                 Ole School Funk

Hardly A Waltz                    Ee Gadd

Summer Drummin'            Escher Sketch

Hip Hop Shebop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCzJL1QoyPw

Hardly A Waltz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjW7TZmOM_k

$40

+S&H