Drum cadence


Drum cadence

In music, a drum cadence is a work played exclusively by the percussion section of a modern marching band (see marching percussion), descended from early military marches, primarily as a purposefully emphasized means of providing a beat to marchers and often using patterned rhythmic drum strokes to produce a drum beat.

A drum cadence is, “'a drumline piece played in a parading marching band between or in place of full-band pieces'. Cadences, are also: 'a chant that is sung by military personnel while parading or marching'.”[1]

Marching percussion generally consists of at least snare drums, tenor drums, cymbals, and bass drums, and may include timpani.

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