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Smadbeck-Rhythm Song-M

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...

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

Rating:

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

Rhythm Song

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Purchased this piece for my son's solo performance. He did very well, in part because he chose this piece. Because of a time limit, the piece had to be shortened. This arrangement allowed for a easy revision.

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McIntire

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5.00
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