Introducing the Rhythm Monster
 

Fife & Drum Snare and
Rudimental Bass
Tutors


Made with all the Drum Love & Taught by Dominick Cuccia

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Introducing the Rhythm Monster
 

 

Fife & Drum Snare and
Rudimental Bass
Tutors

 


Made with all the Drum Love & Taught by Dominick Cuccia

 

Two Tutors, One Monster Platform

 

Two Tutors, 
One Monster Platform
 

Fife & Drum Snare Tutor

Featuring an original and innovative curriculum to transform anyone into a Monster Fife & Drum Snare Drummer! Monster Instructor, Dominick Cuccia provides an easy step-by-step program to master the unique technique, musical approach, style, and popular drum charts. 39 progressive classes over 5 volumes ensures mastering for any student or teacher!


Rudimental Bass Tutor

Another original and Monster curriculum designed to transform anyone into a Monster Rudimental Bass Drummer! Dominick Cuccia, our expert Monster Instructor, guides you through an easy step-by-step program to master the unique technique, approach, style, drum charts, and tunes. With 35 progressive classes across 5 volumes, this program ensures mastery for students and teachers alike!

Set YOUR pace & Learn YOUR way with... 

 

Monster Instruction

Learn from engaging, fun, and easy-to-follow instructional classes of the highest educational & production quality.

Awesome Exercises

Every class features original exercises to easily learn and master every technique, rudiment, concept, and score.

Score Breakdowns

Master 10 drum scores with PadLab‚ĄĘ & Play Along¬†videos, enabling you to play at any muster or parade worldwide.

Meet Your New Monster Drum Instructor

DOMINICK CUCCIA 

 

Dominick Cuccia, known globally as "The Fife & Drum Guy," is a pioneering figure in non-traditional Rudimental drumming. Know for his teaching expertise, compositional prowess, drumming prowess, and engaging clinics, Dominick's true brilliance lies in his kindness, sincerity, and genuine passion for the art of drumming. A trailblazer in the fife & drum community, Dominick has opened doors and created opportunities for the next generation of traditional American rudimental drummers. His influence has led many others to spread the music of fife & drum worldwide.

Dom is a veteran of the renowned Hellcats at West Point, where he followed in John S. Pratt's footsteps as a composer and arranger. He has shared the stage with a diverse group of musicians including Carmine Appice, Nick Attanasio, Steve Fidyk, Richie Garcia, Jamey Haddad, Hip Pickles, Aldo Mazza, NEXUS, The Old Guard, Steve Primatic, Bob Quaranta, Marcus Santos, and The Cross Fade Percussion Duo. He led the fife and drum corps at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Great American Fife & Drum Band, played and taught the Young Colonials since 1976, currently leads the Rough Riders, and plays drumset for his family folk rock band, Midnight Anthem.

He is the author of The Beat of a Different Drummer, The Bass Drummer, co-authored The Favorite Solos of Campbell, Cuccia & Pratt, appears on two DVDs published by the Percussive Arts Society, and recorded patriotic music for ESPN.

He has a Music Ed. degree from Wilkes University and a Masters in Music Performance from Northeastern State University. Dom is endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Innovative Percussion, Remo, Bachovich Music, Meredith Music Publications, and Pulsa Musica Publications.

 

Your Complete Guide to Master Fife & Drum Snare: 

 

Your Complete Guide to 
Master Fife & Drum Snare: 

 

 

Volume 1: Life’s a Bummer if You’re Not a Drummer: The Fife & Drum Foundation

FD1001 - Grip & Physical Approach
FD1002 - The Rudiment Lists & The Long Roll
FD1003 - The 7 Stroke Roll
FD1004 - Stone Killers
FD1005 - Duga-Juga
FD1006 - Fe, Fi, Fo...Flam?
FD1007 - Flam Taps
 

Volume 2: Drum Talk: The Spoken Art of Drumming

FD2001 - The Flam(BAM!)acue
FD2002 - The 15 Stroke Roll
FD2003 - The Paradiddle
FD2004 - Look at the Car!
FD2005 - The 7 Stroke Roll & Flams
FD2006 - Flamacue & 7 Stroke Roll & Flams
FD2007 - The 15 Stroke Roll & Flams
 
 

Volume 3: The Melodious Tones of a Drum Beat

FD3001 - Army 2/4
FD3002 - Flam Accents & Flammable
FD3003 - The Fancy Mr. J. Burns Moore
FD3004 - The Flam Paradiddle
FD3005 - A Most Monumental Army
FD3006 - Faster Flam Taps
FD3007 - & uh one
FD3008 - Paddy on the Handcar
FD3009 - The Ruff
 
 

Volume 4: More Melodious Drum Beatings

FD4001 - Lesson 25
FD4002 - Downfall of Paris
FD4003 - Drag Paradiddle #2
FD4004 - Connecticut Halftime
FD4005 - The Genius of Ed Lemley
FD4006 - Joe Morello’s Flam Tree
FD4007 - Crazy Army
 
 

Volume 5: Let's Muster!

FD5001 - The Single Ratamacue
FD5002 - Moore Fancy Burns 6/8
FD5003 - The 11 Stroke Roll
FD5004 - Swallow’s Tail
FD5005 - Drag Paradiddle #1
FD5006 - The Double Ratamacue
FD5007 - Constitution Hornpipe
FD5008 - Caledonia 
FD5009 - When We Go Down to Washington
 
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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Rudimental Bass Drum:

 

Your Step-by-Step
Guide to 
Rudimental Bass Drum:

 

Volume 1: The Very Sexy World of the Rudimental Bass Drummerum Foundation

BD1001 - The Grip & Physical Approach
BD1002 - Quarter Notes and Eighth Note Patterns
BD1003 - Stone Killers for Bass Drum
BD1004 - Duga-Juga for Bass Drum
BD1005 - Moveable Patterns (8th Note Permutations)
BD1006 - Take it to the Drum
BD1007 - Volume 1 Recap
 

Volume 2: Drum Talk: The Spoken Art of (Rudimental Bass) Drumming

BD2001 - The Rudiment Lists & The Long Roll
BD2002 - The Flam(BAM!)acue
BD2003 - The Paradiddle
BD2004 - Look at the Car!
BD2005 - Bass-ic Phrases
BD2006 - Volume 2 Recap
 
 

Volume 3: The Melodious Tones of a Bass Drum Beat

BD3001 - Army 2/4
BD3002 - Flam Accents and Flammable
BD3003 - Burns Moore Fancy 6/8
BD3004 - Army Monumental
BD3005 - Fast Flam Taps & Intro to Swinging
BD3006 - & uh one + Next Level Swinging
BD3007 - Paddy on the Handcar
BD3008 - Volume 3 Recap
 

Volume 4: More Melodious Bass Drum Beatings

BD4001 - Lesson 25
BD4002 - Downfall of Paris
BD4003 - Drag Paradiddle #2 & Connecticut Halftime
BD4004 - The Genius of Ed Lemley
BD4005 - Joe Morello’s Flam Tree
BD4006 - Crazy Army
BD4007 - Volume 4 Recap
 

Volume 5: Let's Muster!

BD5001 - The Single & Double Ratamacue
BD5002 - Burns Moore Fancy 6/8 Filled
BD5003 - Swallow’s Tail
BD5004 - Drag Paradiddle #1 & Constitution Hornpipe
BD5005 - Caledonia
BD5006 - When We Go Down to Washington
BD5007 - Volume 5 Final Thoughts from Dom
 
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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! 

 

 

PadLab‚ĄĘ Muster Scores

Army 2/4
Burns Moore Fancy 6/8
Army Monumental Paddy on the Handcar
Downfall of Paris
Connecticut Halftime
Crazy Army
Swallow's Tail
Constitution Hornpipe
Caledonia
When We Go Down to Washington
Rhythm Monster Fife & Drum Warm-Up Sequence
 

Muster Play Along Vids

Army 2/4
Burns Moore Fancy 6/8
Army Monumental Paddy on the Handcar
Downfall of Paris
Connecticut Halftime
Crazy Army
Swallow's Tail
Constitution Hornpipe
Caledonia
When We Go Down to Washington
Rhythm Monster Fife & Drum Warm-Up Sequence
 

Rudiment Breakdowns

20 Standard American Rudiments, Fife & Drum style
 

Cultural Cutaways

Extra mini lessons sprinkled throughout the tutor to discover the rich culture of American Fife & Drum through some of its most important people, ensembles, and events

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Access BOTH Fife & Drum Snare and Rudimental Bass Tutors
 along with ALL the other Monster Series

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

$25/m

Everything Now + More New Classes Forever

  • Monthly or Annual Membership (even less $)
  • All-Access¬†to everything now plus all new series & scores
  • Fife & Drum Snare Drum Tutor
  • Rudimental Bass Drum Tutor
  • Pipe Band Snare Drum Tutor
  • Pipe Band¬†Tenor Drum Tutor
  • Music Theory Tutor for Drummers
  • Full Monster Drum Corps Series Library
  • Five different Drumming Styles: Pipe Band, Bagad, Swiss, British, Fife & Drum
  • Mini¬†Docuseries¬†on various Drumming Cultures
  • +3,000 video classes
  • +1,000 PadLab‚ĄĘ Drum Score Library
  • +10,000 community members
  • +50 Monster Instructors
  • Cancel any time¬†
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CUSTOM CORPS ACCOUNT

$12/m

Get the Whole Band, Studio or School Learning Together

  • Entire class and drum score library for all members
  • Individual logins & progress tracking for every member of your organization
  • Ideal for Pipe Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Public School Programs, and Private Studios
  • Minimum 10 to 1,000 seats per program
  • 24/7 support from professional music educators
  • Special class & content requests
  • Custom PadLab‚ĄĘ of your select drum scores
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BECOMING A MONSTER FIFE & DRUM 
DRUMMER DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SO HARD!

Move at your own pace at home by drumming¬†with Dom¬†any time. Repeat any concept, adjust the speeds, break a score down with PadLab‚ĄĘ or¬†go straight to¬†Play Alongs¬†to keep the focus on what you need to succeed.¬†



Both Snare and Bass Tutors & SO much more
is available to you right now, 
at Rhythm Monster.

 

Start Drumming Now

BECOMING A MONSTER
 FIFE & DRUM 

DRUMMER DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SO HARD!

Move at your own pace at home by drumming¬†with Dom¬†any time. Repeat any concept, adjust the speeds, break a score down with PadLab‚ĄĘ or¬†go straight to¬†Play Alongs¬†to keep the focus on what you need to succeed.¬†



Both Snare and Bass Tutors & SO much more is available to you right now, 
at Rhythm Monster.

 

Start Drumming Now