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D'Rumpus - Minor Add-ons by Nate Bourg

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Minor Add-onsEXERCISE

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Overview

Never underestimate the power of isolation or basics -- each of those tools are huge for educators and students alike. To complement those tools, consider Minor Add-ons.

On the surface this appears to be a relatively simple exercise as the players gradually ascend and descend a scale, but don't let that deceive you! This piece was specifically designed to be very multifaceted. For example, throw in some dynamics, increase or decrease the tempo (remember, slow can be hard too), or use 4 mallets instead of 2... we're giving away all the secrets of this exercise up front (ok, we're keeping a few bits under wraps which you can read about when you get the music) because we hope to impress the diversity of this exercise upon you.

With the help of music like this, we've witnessed students who had never picked up mallets before excel and become very good musicians by the end of their first season. Start with a solid foundation and the sky's the limit!

Composition Specs

DURATION:

00:53  

DIFFICULTY:

Beginner

TEMPO:

80 - 160      

INSTRUMENTATION:

Mallets

RUDIMENTS AND TECHNIQUES:

2 Mallets, 4 Mallets, Legato, Taps and Accents