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Gomez-Rain Dance-M

Rain Dance by Alice Gomez has become a popular choice for beginning marimba players. Simple melodic statements make this work a catchy favorite. Beginnig 4 mallet marimba players will enjoy the syncopated rhythms and independent left hand work...

Great Solo for Beginners and Great Fun

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This piece was my first public performance piece back in high school. It's been with me ever since and is a good go to at social events. Definitely a crowd pleaser and so fun to play.

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Ryan West

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5.00

Classic tune- A must have

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This tune is excellent for pedagogical purposes and also a crowd favorite in marimba concerts. I have used it many times in concert to clear the pallet after a more heavy piece of marimba literature.

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ZBowers

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5.00

Nice piece for beginning 4 mallet players

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Excellent piece to start 4 mallets on.

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Kevin

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5.00

Rain Dance

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This piece has enough brightness at the beginning and end to challenge the intermediate student but not overwhelm. The legato center section is a good place for the player to put themselves into the piece and communicate their own musicality.

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Richard Janes

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5.00

great piece

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This is a great marimba piece for those who are starting to work with 4 mallet marimba. upper level high school and underclass college benefit greatly from it. pleasing to the ear and very fun to play

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Dallas

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5.00

Definite

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A must own

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Scott Geiger

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4.00

Rain Dance

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I was looking for a good "first" 4 mallet piece and I think I found it!

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Amy McKean

Rating:

5.00

Rain Dance

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Quick delivery and in great shape. Thank you!

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Sarah

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5.00

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Great challenge for my beginning 4 mallet player. She really loves the piece

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Amy

Rating:

5.00

Great For Beginners!

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I purchased this solo for the purpose of starting one of my private students on 4 mallet marimba. The music is not too hard at all and begins working beginning techniques of a 4 mallet method. The music has a very nice and fun sound to it and students love playing it and listening to it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone for use as a beginner 4 mallet solo.

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Nicholas Hall

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5.00

Great piece

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What a great beginning 4 mallet peice! Even though it may be a little overdone, it's always good to have a piece that students can latch on to. This piece is very "catchy"!

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Dana Slabaugh

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5.00

Hop into 4

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I am currently preparing this piece for a regional solo festival in my area. I am a high school student and I have hand for snare rather than marimba. This piece has helped me get into the 4-mallet technique.

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Student

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5.00

Overplayed

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This solo is very nice. It is a good solo for players who have grasped four mallet technique (pardon the pun) and want to play a "real" four mallet piece. It also happens to be the most overplayed marimba solo ever. Most of the (serious) percussionists i know have played this. It has a nice melody, and helps develop hand independence with the left hand ostinado. The simple rolling section is a nice place to develop phrasing skills.

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Percussionist

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5.00