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iBud
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Aloha everyone,

I really like period movies, especially where the ending are good, so I like colonial moviescool  Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, one of the epicenters of our revolution from the King of England and English rule.  I imagined a group of the colonials marching down the road and wondered to which tune they would be marching.  As I was thinking of this, I just started playing a couple of notes, and after a while, I came up with "Charlestown March."  I don't know how to write a snare drum part, but it would go perfectly with his as a means of keeping time and providing a cadence for marching.  I hope y'all like this.

BTW, I've found out that, by convention, repeats are not honored when using D.S. al coda or D.C. al coda, so I'm going to change how I write my future pieces.  Instead of repeat bars, I'm just going to write everything out.  I normally have an A, B, and C part that I'll repeat, after which the entire piece is repeated.  In order to comply with convention, I'll write everything out, then have a first and second ending.  That way, all of the different parts will get plenty of play.  

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You're really getting good at this.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Aloha @Uzi,

Thanks for your response.  I'm glad you like what I'm creating.  I, at times, just can't seem to stop.  Yesterday, it was as if I couldn't stop.  Every time I picked up my fiddle, the tunes kept coming out.  I read that playing a musical instrument really gets your brain's juices flowing - maybe the author is correct.  I have to sit down at my Kronos and develop some backing tracks as well.  I have drum sounds on there, so maybe I can come up with something for this one.  I haven't tried that yet, but it should be fun to try and do so.  

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@iBud said, "really gets your brain's juices flowing.."

Interestingly, there is a correlation showing that early exposure to learning to play music improves the math skills of children.  So apparently playing music does exactly that. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Aloha again @Uzi,

While it's not quite what I had envisioned, I was playing around in MuseScore and came up with a rather simple, but effective, snare drum line.  My only issue is that all of the drumsticks are hitting the rim, vice the drum head itself.  I shan't complain though - MuseScore is FREE after all!  Besides the fact that I don't know if this is even a valid drum line, it quite fills out the tune.  I've attached the new tune and the sheet music.  If anyone here plays snare drum and can provide any suggestions or corrections to a military march style drum line, please do so. I welcome all responses.

 

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