New challenge ratings system

To assist you on your journey through the sea of content that is FATMATTDRUMS, the exercises, warm-ups, packets, and cadences have been rated according to their general difficulty level, the performance and vocabulary challenges they present, and their accessibility to players across the range of skill levels.

It's not entirely straightforward to class drumline music according to difficulty... certainly, some things get easier when you slow down the tempo, and some things get harder when you speed it up. Some things are challenging because getting them clean is a challenge, while other things are challenging just because of the physics of the music. Despite the built-in complexity and ambiguity, these ratings—inspired by the difficulty classifications commonly employed on downhill ski trails—should give the performer a reasonably good sense of where to direct his or her energies when looking to get better.

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