Edward Freytag
Edward Freytag
(b. December 26, 1954)
Edward Freytag holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education (instrumental/vocal) from the University of Tennessee At Chattanooga and a Master of Music Degree in Jazz & Studio Performance from the University Of Tennessee At Knoxville where he studied with renowned jazz educator, Jerry Coker and drum set guru, Keith Brown. Mr. Freytag was Associate Director of Bands and Instructor of Percussion & Jazz at Cleveland Junior/Senior High Schools in Cleveland, Tennessee for 13 years. While in tenure at CHS, his marching and concert percussion ensembles and jazz groups received consistent superior ratings and first place awards. He was also the Director of Bands at LaVergne High School in LaVergne, TN for 12 years where his ensembles claimed many state and national titles.

He has taught applied percussion at Tomlinson College, Lee University, Cumberland University and was the Professor of Percussion at the University of Tennessee At Chattanooga. Mr. Freytag has been a percussion section member of both the Knoxville Symphony and the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestras. He served as Percussion Caption Head for the DCA Drum & Bugle Corps "Music City Legend" in 2008 and 2009. He also has an extensive background as an adjudicator and clinician in both the percussion and jazz areas.

Mr. Freytag has performed and toured extensively throughout the United States, Russia, Germany, England and the Caribbean Islands with such well-known artists as Liberace, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Steve Allen, Buddy Morrow, Donald Brown, Jerry Coker, Ron Miller, Ray Stevens, Bill Watrous, Terry Gibbs, Bud Brisbois, Dude Mowrey (Arista Records), Marilyn Martin (Atlantic Records), James T. Horn (Curb Records), Philip Claypool (Curb Records), Ric Ferrell (Dreamworks Records), Mindy McCready (RCA Records), Thom Ellis (E3 entertainment, LLC), Kimber Cleveland, Dr. Hook, Terry Radigan, the legendary Carl Perkins, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. He has done openings for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Ray Stevens, Joe Diffie, Eddie Money, Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino, Billy Dean, Shaver, Radney Foster, Lorrie Morgan, Restless Heart, Martina McBride, Eddie Arnold, and Leroy Parnell. He has worked in management, promotions, production, and artist relations in the music industry in Nashville.

He is the founder of BOD Productions Music Services, Guru Graphics, Serious Percussion Publications, and is currently working as a freelance percussion artist and studio musician, private instructor, percussion and jazz clinician, and staff writer for Row-Loff Productions in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Freytag is currently the percussion and jazz specialist for Eagleville HS and Whitworth-Buchanan MS. He is the author of "The Rudimental Cookbook" and "Just Desserts", the definitive statements in rudimental drumming, and has many published percussion ensembles, books, and solos on state music lists across the nation. Mr. Freytag is an endorser for Row-Loff Productions, KHS America (Mapex Drums / Majestic Percussion / Jupiter Horns), Evans Drumheads, D'addario, Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets, Sabian Cymbals, Humes & Berg Cases and Bags, and is a writer for Maxwell Tree Music. He will serve as the 2015 Percussion Caption Head for the Birmingham, AL Drum & Bugle Corps, "Southern Knights". Mr. Freytag is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), Middle Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association (MTSBOA), Tennessee Bandmasters Association (TBA), National Education Association (NEA), Tennessee Education Association (TEA), and the Rutherford Education Association (REA).
 
 
Works By Edward Freytag
5 + 2 = 7 | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


7even, 7even, 7even | by Edward Freytag
Grade II Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


A. B. Possitive | by Edward Freytag
Grade IV Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Orchemental Snare Collection)


Accentuate | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Add A Pop | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


And The Kitchen Sink | by Edward Freytag
Extremely Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Baby Pie's Dance | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Item:M210 | Beast Mode | by Edward Freytag & Trey Cokeroft
Advanced Marching Feature


Item:13CS12 | Beat 70 | by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Edward Freytag & John R. Hearnes
Advanced Percussion Ensemble


BOD And JFC | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Item:96CS6 | Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 | arr. Edward Freytag
Medium-Advanced Concert Ensemble


Item:16CS4 | Brazilian Dreams | by Edward Freytag
Easy-Medium Concert Ensemble


Cha-Cha-Ching | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Classicle | arr. Edward Freytag
From the Jamsicles Collection (not sold individually)


Crazy Eights | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Item:06CS13 | Cuban Concerto | by Edward Freytag
Advanced Concert Ensemble Featuring Solo Rudimental Snare Drum


Date @ Eight | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Item:97CS8 | Death By Oooga Booga | by Edward Freytag
Medium-Advanced Concert Ensemble


Diddle City | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Diddles-R-Us | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Draggin' The Seven | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Item:93CS3 | Easy Winners, The | by Scott Joplin / arr. Edward Freytag
Medium Mallet Ensemble


Item:15CS11 | Elysium | by Edward Freytag & Trey Cokeroft
Advanced Percussion Ensemble


Item:95CS3 | Entertainer, The | arr. Edward Freytag
Easy Concert Ensemble


Item:18CS15 | Fanfare & Romance | by Edward Freytag
Medium Concert Ensemble


Item:9811 | Fantastic Voyage | by Edward Freytag
Advanced Marching Feature


Five Against Two | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Flammin' Round The Mountain | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Item:08CS10 | Flight To Turkey | arr. Edward Freytag
Advanced Percussion Ensemble


Funky Fat | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Groove 3 | by Edward Freytag
Grade II Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


HAN'S Solo | by Edward Freytag
Grade I Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Orchemental Snare Collection)


Herts So Good... | by Edward Freytag
Extremely Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Hit-N-Run | by Jon Whitlock / Edited by Edward Freytag
Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Hot Licks | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


It's About Time | by Michael Lynch edited by Edward Freytag
Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


JD's Riff | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Just A Little Bit | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Item:1012 | Just Desserts | Edward Freytag
25 Snare Solos, Easy to Advanced, Includes CD


Legend of a Two-Eyed Soldier | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Item:05CS6 | Letter From Home | by Pat Metheny / arr. Edward Freytag
MediumConcert Ensemble


Mean Man Matt | by Matthew Freytag and Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Method To My Madness | by Stacey Duggan / Edited by Edward Freytag
Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Item:09CS5 | Mi Nombre es Amadeus | arr. Edward Freytag
Easy Concert Ensemble


Military Mix-Up | by Edward Freytag
Grade IV Snare Drum Duet (from the book: The Orchemental Snare Collection)


Mix 'N Match | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Item:WSS001 | Multiplicity | by Edward Freytag
A "must-have" for the enthusiastic "Multi-Percussionist".


Multiplicity Book | by Edward Freytag
(from the book: Multiplicity)


Odd Eights | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Para Flams | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Item:12CS11 | Porgy and Bess | by George Gershwin/arr. Edward Freytag
Advanced Concert Ensemble


Prattfalls | by Edward Freytag
Advanced Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Quintessence | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Item:CSS013 | RaLas con Fuoco | by Edward Freytag
Advanced Multi-Percussion Solo


Seven And Six | by Edward Freytag
Medium Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Single Strokin' | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Item:9309 | Some Skunk Funk | by Randy Brecker / arr. Edward Freytag
Advanced Marching Feature


Item:93CS2 | South Of The Border | by Edward Freytag
Easy Concert Ensemble


Straight Six Eight | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Rudimental Cookbook)


Surfaces | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Orchemental Snare Collection)


Swing It! | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Swing Time! | by Edward Freytag
Medium Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Synco De Mayo | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Ziggadabuzz)


Syncoswim | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


T. V. Dinner | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Snare Drum Duet (from the book: The Orchemental Snare Collection)


Tambella | by Edward Freytag
Grade II Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Item:WSS008 | The Orchemental Snare Collection | by Edward Freytag & Keith Dudek
Dive into this magnificent collection of 8 snare drum solos and 4 duets by Edward Freytag and Keith Dudek! This collection contains material utilizing both concert & rudimental styles. Includes performance notes and "rudiments contained" listing for each individual piece. For beginning to intermediate players. A MUST HAVE!!


Item:1001 | The Rudimental Cookbook | Edward Freytag
25 Snare Solos, Easy to Advanced, MP3 audio of all 25 solos performed by Mighty Matt Savage available for download.


The Witch Is Dead | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Triple Crown | by Edward Freytag
Easy Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Two For Two | by Edward Freytag
Grade II Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Under Construction | by Edward Freytag
Grade IV Multi-Percussion Solo (from the book: Multiplicity)


Item:17CS7 | Vesuvius | by Edward Freytag
Medium Percussion Quintet


What A Drag! | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


Wind Shear | by Edward Freytag
Grade III Snare Drum Solo (from the book: The Orchemental Snare Collection)


YeeHaw | by Edward Freytag
Easy Snare Drum Solo (from the book: Just Desserts)


 
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