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Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 6 Download


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Grade 6 Tap Technique by Al Gilbert is the expanded and updated version set to contemporary music.

This is a downloadable version of the CD, please download to computer, not mobile device.

Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 6 Download

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What do Valerie Rockey from SYTYCD Season 11, Mallory Hagen, Miss America 2013, and some of today's top Tap Choreographers including Darryl Retter, Gregg Russell, Keith Clifton, Thommie Retter, Brooke Paulsen and Terry Lindholm have in common?

The Al Gilbert Tap Technique!


This is the expanded and updated Al Gilbert Grade 6 Tap Technique set to contemporary music. Utilizing the “Close-To-The-Floor” concepts introduced in Grade 5, Al concentrates on quicker and more intricate tap patterns in Grade 6. There are 62 Exercises on this CD including the introductions to Nerve Taps, Front (or “Thrust”) Wings, Single Pick-Ups (or “Pullbacks”), and a study of Syncopated Steps. This is a 2-disc product – Disc 1 contains music with vocal instruction by Al Gilbert. Disc 2 contains instrumental tracks without vocal instruction.


In Grade 6, Al Gilbert presents steps such as:


 Barre Exercises

  • Shuffles in Triplet Time
  • Scuffles (or “Paradiddles”)
  • Riffles
  • Preparation for Nerve Tap Pirouette
  • Cutaway Combinations… And many more!!


 Center Exercises

  • Triple and Offbeat Triple Traveling Time Steps
  • Wing Time Step
  • Close-To-The-Floor Cramproll
  • 11, 12, & 13-Tap Riff Walks
  • Double Pullbacks in Four Directions
  • 12 Turn Combinations… And many more!!


 Bonus offerings on all of Al Gilbert’s Tap Technique CD’s 

  • 3-Disc Bundle includes:
    • Disc 1 – Vocal Instruction by AL Gilbert
    • Disc 2 – Instrumental Tracks
    • Disc 3 – Data Companion Disc includes
      • Pdf file of notes. Simply insert into your CD/DVD Rom and view or print!
      • iTunes-Ready tracks. Just drag the tracks into your iTunes Library, and now you have it all on your iPod. Ready for class!


The DVD companion is also available on DVDNT6DL, exclusively through MusicWorks!



View FileShuffles   Size: (704.66 KB)
View FileRiffadiddle   Size: (657.72 KB)
View FileCutaway Over The Top Comb   Size: (698.94 KB)
View FileSwap Wings (Changing Feet)   Size: (571.6 KB)
View FileDouble Front Wings   Size: (409.96 KB)
View FileFlap Heel Syncopation   Size: (589.96 KB)

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