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Matthew Cook presents the 2016 CMEA All-State Audition Tutorials

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Matt CookMatthew Cook, from the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, has compiled this set of tutorials to assist with the California All-State Audition Etudes.  These include Keyboard, Snare Drum, and Timpani etudes for the High School level.  Below are tutorial and performance videos, as well as some helpful materials which Matthew Cook has provided.

About Matthew Cook:

Matthew Cook is a GRAMMY® Award winning percussionist based in Los Angeles, CA. He is known for his work with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, the experimental classical ensemble WildUP, and microtonal band PARTCH. In addition to these ensembles, he is involved in projects ranging from pop-folk music to jazz and international ensembles. Matt’s work is often heard on studio recordings, but he can be seen performing live in major concert halls and intimate music venues across the country.  For more information please visit

High School Percussion - Keyboard
Parody by Jesse Monkman


High School Percussion - Timpani
"Etude 53" from
Fundamental Method for Timpani by Mitchell Peters


High School Percussion - Snare Drum
"Etude 4" from
Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone


Below are the CMEA Middle School Etude Performance Videos

Middle School Percussion - Keyboard
"Sonata (page 16)" from
Masterpieces for Marimba by Arcangelo Corelli - arr. Thomas McMillan

Middle School Percussion - Timpani
"Etude 13" from
Fundamental Method for Timpani by Mitchell Peters

Middle School Percussion - Snare Drum
"Etude 16" from
Intermediate Snare Drum by Mitchell Peters

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