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The Percussionist's Revenge

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May 25, 2008 | 9:54 PM EDT
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3.2 MB
3 min 29 sec
4.08 / 5.00

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I played percussion in my school band when I was younger and always dreaded playing ballads because the percussion parts are usually very thin. So after playing a particular piece of music in practice that consisted of having to count 60 measures of rest at 80 beats per minute just to play a one measure cymbal roll, someone threw out the idea that some composer out there should write a song that is essentially the exact opposite. That is, a song that was mostly percussion and used the band as a light garnish. This is my attempt at such a song.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Percussion FTW

You just got a 10 from a trombonist. That's when you know you've done it! A ballad percussion feature. I've tried to write for percussion, but it's just too hard. I think that you have to have studied it before you can write good parts for it. We play songs at my school by great composers that just don't know what they're doing on the percussion parts. They'll write out of the instrument's range or just write things that aren't practical. We need more percussion composers in the world. Only complaint is the ending. I'd rather have it end right at 2:38. The rest isn't as good as the beginning (especially the clapping). Overall, good work man!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


I recentely took up Drums and I looked at the drum music for all the songs in my band class. I see what you mean in the description.

Anyway, great job, especialyy how you blended the sounds of the pitch percusion into the melody.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Interesting Idea!

I'm going to have to give you a ten for this one man! Even though it's MIDI, it almost sounds real, and I like the concept that the percussion should have a part too in a band. I'm in band too (but I play trombone) and the percussion just falls asleep in virtually all the songs we play. Keep making songs like this (and make sure to patent them!).

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