This creative book was developed with one concept in mind: Help the young percussionist become musically independent so you can spend more time making music and less time worrying about their logistics.
Breaking Point was written for percussionist Blake Wilkins and premiered at a concert he presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the summer of 2008. His program was designed to relate to
Chakalaka is an energetic solo for multi-percussion and electronic accompaniment. Heavily influenced by the music of electronic artists such as Andrew Bayer and Mat Zo, Chakalaka combines
In physics, interference is a phenomenon in which two waves superimpose to form a resultant wave of greater or lower amplitude. If a crest of one wave meets a crest of another wave of the same frequency at
Cotton Gindustrial is Alex Smith’s ode to the invention that changed the world, the cotton gin! This wild and contrasting piece not only requires some demanding performance techniques like
A concert work written for solo multipercussionist with an optional assistant who serves as the echo, Echo Song was inspired by a madrigal for antiphonal choirs by Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso.
Here is a slick multi-percussion solo that shows off the player's musicality, technique, and athleticism. Shown on several state and festival lists!
Entangled States is a concertino for multi-percussion soloist and small ensemble. Each percussionist has instruments of a single family - metal, wood, or membrane - while the soloist has a mix of
Ever wonder what to do with the bored percussionists in your classroom while you're working fundamentals with the wind players? Five Minute Drill is the answer to this dilemma! Written by band
Want to liven up a party? Play this tune for your guests! Want to liven up your percussion ensemble concert? Program this arrangement of it for your audience! A tried-and-true good time!
Scuttlebutt utilizes fairly basic instrumentation found in most band rooms. It relies heavily on a half-time snare backbeat while exploring various syncopated rhythms and triplet figures in the
A timpani solo with hi-hat and ride cymbal. Great piece utilizing classical timpani style and jazz independence. It is a dedication to Max Roach.
How's your left-foot clave? Till the Cows Come Home will help hone your Afro-Cuban independence skills in a fun and musical way. Scored for timbales, three cowbells, and three foot pedal
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