Zildjian Workout with Dan Schack
Level 2: Trance

In this ZILDJIAN WORKOUT episode, Dan Schack utilizes the popular Carolina Crown exercise “Trance” to explore metric modulations and the fulcrum pressure changes between check, buzzes and diddles.

Before working on this exercise, be sure to check out Dan’s first workout where he explores the timing necessary to perform metric modulations between 4’s and 5’s, then applies accent, diddle and roll variations to come up with some advanced level fulcrum pressure and timing concepts to master.

Play-along with Dan and download the PDF to follow along!

Grab your sticks and get ready for a workout!


DAN SCHACK is a designer, educator, clinician, adjudicator, and podcast host in the marching arts. He currently serves as the Creative Director of the George Mason University Indoor Drumline, the Program Coordinator of the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps, and is on the percussion staff of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

Dan is the creator/host of the FloMarching program “On the 50,” on which he interviews the brightest minds in the marching arts.

Dan proudly endorses Vic Firth drumsticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo drumheads, Pearl/Adams percussion instruments, and Lot Riot apparel.

Outside of his musical endeavors, Dan works as a Program Assistant in the Office of Leadership Development at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s in English and Women’s Studies from Wright State University, where he specialized in contemporary literature.

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