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This is a piece I had previously posted in it's beginning stages. OH! Yeah! It was also the piece I said I'd write entirely while stoned. So, here it is. Thanks!

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I enjoyed this!  I am curious about the instrumentation used.

Thanks!

All of my music is written for percussion ensembles. I usually write for 2-3 marimbas, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, bar chimes, crotales, drumline, and various auxiliary instruments. I'm glad you liked it! :)

Mark Leneker said:

I enjoyed this!  I am curious about the instrumentation used.

Thanks!

Truly great piece, great introduction and captivating flow throughout.

I trully enjoyed it Allison.  When are you going to upload to composerscentral.com ?

I don't know if I'm still going to... I had completely forgotten about it honestly.

Ann Rodela said:

I trully enjoyed it Allison.  When are you going to upload to composerscentral.com ?

Interesting piece- my knowledge of percussion music is pretty limited, but you definitely have got the art of writing for the group sorted! I like the abrupt sectional changes and the little hints at various styles. Do you ever get chance to perform your stuff?

Thanks! My first percussion piece I ever wrote was actually performed at my last high school band concert and I got to conduct it. It was an amazing experience! But sadly, no one else has performed my music yet. :/ 

Will Smith said:

Interesting piece- my knowledge of percussion music is pretty limited, but you definitely have got the art of writing for the group sorted! I like the abrupt sectional changes and the little hints at various styles. Do you ever get chance to perform your stuff?

This is nice.  Thanks for sharing.

I'm just starting to learn how to play a drum set and I'm hoping to create some interesting solos on the kit.   I also just recently replaced  the cymbals with a complete set of matching cymbals.  8", 10", 16", 18", 22" and a 14" hi-hat.  So now I'm looking at this "Cymbal kit" as being basically a completely separate instrument from the drums.  In other words, when I sit down at the drums I think of them as playing basically two different instruments simultaneously.  A set of drums, and a set of cymbals.  These cymbals are almost "Chromatic Percussion" in a way although I don't think they sound as actual notes,  But they do go together well and clearly have different pitch impressions.

I also have wood blocks, a cowbell, and even a set of bongos that I have mounted just behind the snare drums.  So I have a lot of options on this kit.  In fact, I actually programmed this kit into my sheet music program precisely as it is so I can write for it specifically.

My sheet music program also allows for the actual recording of individual sounds.  So in principle I could actually record the actual drums and cymbals individually into the sheet music program.  I might do that some day but it would take some time.  I was thinking that if I do that I can actually have more than one sound for each cymbal, and drum for that matter.  Based on the way it is struck when recorded.  So in theory I could have a sheet music program that could really simulate my particular drum set pretty close.  But like I say, recording all those sounds and programming them is an ambitious project that so far has been a pipe dream.

But yeah, I'm into percussion too.

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