Remembering Rudimental Percussion Legend Marty Hurley

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Longtime Louisiana music educator and marching percussion legend Marty Hurley passed away Monday, Sept. 12, after complications from a stroke he suffered last month. He was 65 years old.

Hurley was a proponent of traditional rudimental drumming, the method of playing based on a classic system of rhythmic patterns (rudiments) that can be combined in an infinite variety of configurations and complexities to create stunning percussion accompaniments and features.

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Posted by on Thursday, September 15th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCI World.