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Reflex: 15 Studies for the Intermediate Multi-Percussionist by Brett Dietz

Model # 16560 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • 15 Progressive Etudes
    • Small Setups
    • Focuses on Dexterity
    • Teaches 'Real World' Percussion Lessons
  • Item Details

    Reflex focuses on developing the skills for a rarely-discussed genre of percussion: the Multi-Percussion Solo. The ability to move easily between multiple instruments is required not only for these solos, but also for the constantly advancing percussion writing found in modern band, orchestra, and percussion ensemble music. This book is a collection of progressively difficult multi-percussion etudes, starting with a simple solo for tom, hi hat, and wood block. Besides the standard musical issues, students will have to face certain percussion challenges:
    • Memorizing the percussion map
    • Mounting instruments
    • Creating an effective, sensible setup
    • Budgeting time to schlep all the equipment
    Reflex is a great precursor to any student wanting to take on advanced percussion literature.

    From the author: Composers throughout the 20th century demanded more from percussionists. Pieces such as Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat (1918) and Darius Milhaud's La Creation du Monde (1922-1923) require skill on a wide array of instruments and the ability to move seamlessly from one instrument to the next. These compositions, along with many others, created a new repertoire for percussionists. Solo multi-percussion pieces, such as William Kraft's French Suite (1962) and Rick Tagawa's Inspirations Diabolique (1964), quickly became well-known solo works for percussionists. Today, composers write percussion parts and solos that are increasingly challenging.

    As the multi-percussion repertoire increases, it becomes necessary for modern students to increase their skills in this genre. Reflex is a collection of 15 studies for the multi-percussionist. The pieces are short and designed to improve percussionists' ability to move fluently among different playing surfaces. The studies are written at the intermediate level and require a small number of instruments. They become more difficult as the book progresses and can be used for both study and performance. A picture of each study's set-up and an instrument key are provided to help the performer. The pieces are named after skeletal-muscular motions of the human body.
  • Specifications

    Name Reflex: 15 Studies for the Intermediate Multi-Percussionist by Brett Dietz
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 16560
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