Avalanche Lake was inspired by views of the forest, mountains, and waterfalls that surround and lie within Glacier National Park. The piece features a standard array of percussion instruments which
John Herndon's Begin Transmission is an exciting work for percussion ensemble designed for students with about one year of experience. The mallet parts primarily feature step-wise motion and lay
Chad Heiny’s Chemical Songs is a welcome addition to the solo keyboard repertoire for young players. This collection is comprised of eight engaging two-mallet solos. Each solo in...
Cricket, for solo xylophone with optional piano accompaniment, is a playful piece for a beginning mallet player. The piano accompaniment was also written with the beginner in mind and provides an
Chad Heiny’s Elements not only serves as a programmatic piece representing natural elements through musical devices such as texture, phrasing, style, and tonality, it also functions as a
Behind every successful percussionist is a solid foundation that led to a truly musical voice. Designed for beginning snare drummers, percussion education veteran Alan Keown brings an immensely useful
Written for beginning percussion ensemble with approximately one month of experience, Five Petite Movements is a great way to showcase new percussionists in performance. Choose only a selection of
Fun and furious, fantastic and forward, Funky Fugue for Five fashions friendly rhythms into a festive foray for four or five fledgling friends to fire funky feels at fans while furthering their
Lattes on the House is an introductory piece written to teach the application of beginning rhythms to a percussion ensemble. Written for three sizes of conga drums along with claves and tambourine,
As one of the most famous Spanish classical guitar pieces of the 20th century, this has now found its way to the rosewood bars of the marimba. Written for 14 performers with the instrumentation of:
A Little Malletmusik is another one of Brian Slawson’s brilliant pieces for beginning mallet percussionists. Despite its simple, catchy, and light character, it has a many pedagogical
A sweet and tender work, Low Tide evokes the sounds of the sea through sensitive swells, special wave-like effects, unique colors, and attention to mallet choices. The piece focuses on controlling
Chad Heiny’s Panthera Pardus is a musical ode to the leopard, an animal with many moods and characteristics. Similarly, Chad has filled this piece with a wide variety of colors, textures, and
Pop Drop is another work by Brian Slawson aimed at developing the ensemble skills of young performers. Duple rhythms are passed around and played in unison, requiring the ensemble to listen
Fast-paced rhythms and intricate syncopation help create the overall feeling of excitement in this engaging and lively representation of young musicians getting in the zone.
John Willmarth’s Rhythm Rocket is a great piece for beginning percussion performers. It comes with two versions, short and long. Both versions are accompanied by funky and fun play-along
Solid training on the snare drum is a critical aspect of musical development for any percussionist. Snarebrained is a compilation of seven solos, two duets, and one trio by percussionist and
Here is a collection of six heartfelt four-mallet etudes for the beginning to intermediate marimbist. Each solo works marvelously as both a learning tool and a performance piece. The short lengths and
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