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The Tricks of the Trade Contest

Have you been practicing with BYOS?

Starting July 10th, we’re launching the BYOS Tricks of the Trade Contest. Entering will be easy. Learn the parts, apply the tricks, and record your very best run. Entrants will be judged by BYOS themselves for the chance to win a custom Blendz Quantum Mk II Snare Drum, a Quantum Agility Snare Drum, or a Mapex Leather Backpack! View the videos below to practice all of the Tricks of the Trade!

Learn the Tricks!

Tricks of the Trade – Episode 1

Backsticking & Crossovers

 

Tricks of the Trade – Episode 2

Thumb Roll, Hi Mom & Hello Mom

 

Tricks of the Trade – Episode 3

Spiders

 

Tricks of the Trade – Episode 4

Stick Transfer & Heat Transfer

 

Perform with BYOS!

You learned some of their tricks – now is your chance to perform alongside BYOS in the Tricks of the Trade Contest! Submit your video showing off your new skills from July 10 – August 10 for a chance to win:

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

STEP 1:  PRACTICE

  • Download the Tricks of the Trade Official Contest Track and Sheet Music below.
  • Watch the video and learn your parts to play along with Ralph and Harvey.
    • You are required to play all of the written parts along with Ralph and Harvey
    • Tenors players are encouraged to come up with their own around patterns on the first and last composed sections of music.
    • measures 26-32 are your time to shine! Show us what you’ve got!

STEP 2: SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

  • Set-up your space:
    • Wear headphones/earbuds so you can hear the accompaniment track. The only audio that should be recorded is your instrument.
    • Angle your camera horizontally so we can see your face, hands, and sticks. (Don’t let the sheet music hide you from the camera)
    • Make sure there are no music brand logos visible in the video on your instrument, clothes, etc. (These can be hidden with tape)

STEP 3: RECORD A VIDEO

  • Record a video of you playing with BYOS on snare drum, tenors, or practice pads.
    • You will hear 8 clicks before the music begins on measure 1.
      • The first four clicks are to establish tempo
      • Record yourself clicking your sticks with the next four clicks to help align audio
    • Important!  You should record your video before filling out the entry form. You will automatically be directed to a folder to submit your video when you complete this form.

STEP 4: ENTER TO WIN!

  • Complete the entry form below with a signed waiver from July 10, 2020 – August 10, 2020.
  • Make sure your video file name includes your name.
  • You must be at least 13 years of age at the time of submission and a resident of the United States to be eligible for this contest.
  • ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE A FREE MAPEX MARCHING T-SHIRT!

View The Tricks of the Trade Official Contest Rules

 

Questions? Choose Tricks of the Trade Contest on our Contact Form and we will get back to you as quickly as we can!

Tricks of the Trade Contest Entry Form

 

You must be 13 years of age or older and a citizen of the United States in order to participate.