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Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 4 Download


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Grade 4 Tap Technique by Al Gilbert is the expanded and updated version set to contemporary music.

 This is a downloadable version of the CD.

Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 4 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 4 Tap Technique set to contemporary music. Grade 4 builds on the foundation learned from Grade 3.  This level is known as “The Breakthrough" level because the materiel mastered here propels your dancers through the intermediate stage of tap. All of the familiar steps from the original Grade 4 are here, plus many more. There are Nearly 50 Exercises on this CD including the introductions to Riffs, Drawbacks, and Turns Across the Floor you’ll also find a 2-Chorus Routine created from the exercises in this level. 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 4, Al Gilbert presents steps such as:

Barre Exercises

  • Shuffles in different patterns
  • Extensive Flap patterns
  • Heel Shuffle Heel Combinations
  • “Quadruple” (Shuffle Step Heel)
  • Progression on Riffs… And many more!!


 Center Exercises

  • Shuffle Step Heel Combinations
  • Maxi Ford Breaks
  • Single and Double Cramp Rolls and Changeover Cramp Rolls
  • Single & Double Traveling Waltz Clog
  • Traveling Time Step Series
  • 9 Turns Across The Floor… 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 DVDNT4DL, exclusively through MusicWorks!



View File01 Shuffles In Different Patterns   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File06 Sh-Heel-Toe, Sh-Heel-Scuff   Size: (485.47 KB)
View File14 Riff Ball Change Faster   Size: (526.29 KB)
View File19 Soft Shoe & Break   Size: (508.74 KB)
View File23 Flap Cramp Roll   Size: (481.39 KB)
View File29 Db Buffalo, Off Log, Bells   Size: (426.7 KB)
View File37 Sh-Hop Slap & Break   Size: (430.78 KB)
View File46 Fl-H-H, Sh-Cramp Roll Turns   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File49 Dance   Size: (704.66 KB)

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