Hazeltine Instructor in Martial Music

     Written by David Hazeltine and published in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1817, this most popular book has always been of great interest for both fifers and drummers. Hazeltine wrote the drum section in 21 rudimental lessons, using the onomatopoeia or narrative method of describing the beatings. He also has many individual beatings for various tunes (see contents). This rudimental method was popular at the time and still is today despite the fact that more modern methods of musical scoring had been published by Lovering and others.

     For the fifer, there are a total of 58 pieces ranging from well known tunes like March to Boston (Road to Boston), Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself, Jefferson and Liberty, Paddy Whack, Yankee Doodle, Hay Maker, Baltimore, Seven Stars, Girl I Left Behind Me to many lesser known tunes from the period. The contents, adding up to 48 pages, are listed below. They have all been digitally enhanced for clarity.

Lesson 1 Long RollBliss's Reel March in Bluebeard
Lesson 2Three Stroke RollBold Highlander Major Minor, New Way
Lesson 3 Five Stroke RollBaltimoreMarch to Boston
Lesson 4Seven Stroke RollBanks of FlowersNew Pump Room
Lesson 5 Nine Stroke RollBonaparte's MarchNetley Abbey
Lesson 6Ten Stroke RollBelzer'sNancy Dawson
Lesson 7 Right Hand Single FlamCapt. Money's MarchOn the Way to the Field
Lesson 8Left Hand Single FlamCubie's MarchOld Festus
Lesson 9 Double FlamCare Thou Canker Portland Quick Step
Lesson 10FlamadiddleDrummer's Call Pinckney's Remove
Lesson 11 PadaddleDrops of WinePioneer's March
Lesson 12A Sroke a Three and a TwoDuke's MarchPleasures of Solitude
Lesson 13 Four Stroke RoughDuke of Holstein's MarchPaddy Whack
Lesson 14Three Stroke RoughFor There's No Luck &cRecruiting Officer
Lesson 15 Single DragFree Mason's MarchRepublican March
Lesson 16Poing StrokeGeneral's SaluteRoslin Castle
Lesson 17 Double DragGen. Washington's MarchRogue's March
Lesson 18Fifteen Stroke RollGen. Green's MarchSeven Stars
Lesson 19 Seven, A Three-and-a-TwoGod Save AmericaShady Grove
Lesson 20Seven-and-a-Two Go to the Devil and Shake YourselfSwiss Guard's March
Lesson 21 Flam-and a-TwoHampton March Soldier's Wedding
 Jefferson & Liberty and Irish DevilHay MakerSerenade
  Quick TimeIrish DevilThree Cheers
 Hay Maker Irish Brigade Girl I Left Behind Me
 General's Salute Jefferson and LibertyDrops of Brandy
 Drummer's Call Lady Bruce's MarchThe Oddity
 Single Drag Morelli's LessonWarren's March
 Irish Brigade March OnYankee Doodle
 Double Drag Midnight Hour 
 Free Mason's March  
 Duke's March   
 Trip to Otaheite  
 Pioneer's March   
 Rogue's March   
 Warren's March   
 Cubie's March   
 On the way to the Field  
 Three Cheers   
 First Sergeant's Call  
 Non-Commissioned Officer's Call  
 To Go for Wood  
 To Go for Water  
 Front to Halt  
 For the Drummers  
 For a Fatigue Party  

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