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Smadbeck-Rhythm Song-M

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Paul Smadbeck's Rhythm Song is one of the most popular solo marimba works of all time and has been re-engraved in a clearer, easier to read and understand, composer-approved edition. Elements of African, Latin, Gamelan and Jazz Fusion...
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Paul Smadbeck's Rhythm Song is one of the most popular solo marimba works of all time and has been re-engraved in a clearer, easier to read and understand, composer-approved edition. Elements of African, Latin, Gamelan and Jazz Fusion. Can be performed as an unaccompanied solo or with any number of doublings in unison or at the octaves. Great for marimbistic get-togethers when several players know the work. Recorded by the composer and Evelyn Glennie.

Number of Players: 1
Level of Difficulty: Grade 4
Instrumentation: Solo Marimba

Paul Smadbeck was born on December 005, 1955. He studied at Ithaca College under Bill Youhass, Walter Mays, J.C. Combs and Gordon Stout. His works for marimba are a staple in the solo literature.

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Fun... But Difficult.

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So I'm a freshman in highschool right now and I played Yellow After The Rain by Mitchell Peters. I'm so glad I'm done with it. I like this price but hearing it get played over and over again gets annoying. I did Yellow After The Rain for solo and ensemble this year and got a gold at district and went to state and got a gold there as well ... so when I finished Yellow After The Rain. I moved on to Rhythm Song... and I kid you not. I'm having the most fun learning this. with Yellow After The Rain I got bored of playing and hearing it. With Rhythm Song I don't. And therefore I've learned how to play to page 9 in about a few weeks maybe a month. But I want to thank Paul Smedbeck for making a incredible piece. Thank You and I really enjoy all of you to learn this piece it's a good pedagogical tool... good luck and thanks

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Kasey Hess

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5.00

Rhythm Song

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Great piece, perfect for intermediate 4 mallet players. A must have in your library.

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David C Brown

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5.00

Good Stuff

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Good stuff

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Scott Geiger

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4.00

Rhythmic Joy!

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Very fun solo to prepare and play. It was a pretty revolutionary piece when it came out, and many people have tried to copy it. I feel real privileged to have the opportunity to play it as a high school junior. It's one of those pieces that a lot of people play, but it's easy to skim over some of the finer details, such as dynamics and bringing out different patterns. It's also a real marathon, and if you're not familiar with playing long solos, it'll take some conditioning. Your fingers will hurt, as it's around 12 minutes of basically non-stop eighth notes If you like interesting harmonies and finding different emergent melodies within a complex pattern, it's a real riot. Smadbeck wrote another, similar piece called "Virginia Tate" which is slightly more melodic and a great follow-up pieace if you like his style (which I do :D). GLHF!

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Smona

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4.00

Great!

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Great composition for the beginning to intermediate marimbist who is comfortable holding 4 mallets.

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Tamarind

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5.00
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