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Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 5 Download


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Grade 5 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 5 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 5 Tap Technique set to contemporary music. Grade 5 builds on the foundation learned from Grade 4.  This is the entry level into advanced tap. There is an amazing 82 Exercises on this CD including the introductions to Double Wings, Single Wings, Double Pullbacks, Toe Stands, and many “Close-To-The-Floor” 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 5, Al Gilbert presents steps such as:


 Barre Exercises

  • Shuffles in different patterns and directions
  • Slap and Flap exercises
  • Pendulum Riff Combinations
  • Heel Shuffle Heel Combinations
  • Pick-Up Progressions (Same and Changing) facing the barre


 Center Exercises

  • Single, Double, and Cramp Roll Traveling Times Steps
  • 6 & 7-Tap Riff Walks
  • Maxi Ford Breaks
  • Bombershay
  • Single-Count Drawback, and Syncopated Drawback
  • Stamp and Stomp Combinations
  • 14 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 DVDNT5DL, exclusively through MusicWorks!


View File01 Shuffles F-S-B-F-S   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File06 Hop Shuffle Comb - Final   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File10 Flap Cramp Roll Combo W/Heel Drops   Size: (503.02 KB)
View File15 3-Tap Riff, Back Brush Heel Combo   Size: (532.41 KB)
View File18 Shuffle Pickup Change Exercise   Size: (534.45 KB)
View File26 Double Pullback Combo   Size: (649.56 KB)
View File31 Double Wings Final   Size: (313.64 KB)
View File39 Triple Traveling Time Step   Size: (360.17 KB)
View File47 7-Tap Riff Walk   Size: (509.15 KB)
View File62 Heel Shuffle Heel Cross Heel Toe Heel Step   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File72 Outside Leap Turn Right And Left   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File79 Flap Heel Shuffle Step Brush Heel Turn   Size: (690.78 KB)

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