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Odd Duck
for percussion quartet
By Brian Slawson

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Percussion Quartet Percussion Quartet (Glockenspiel, Xylophone, 2 marimbas*--(1) 4-octave, (1) low A, Temple blocks, Triangle) - Easy
For percussion quartet. Composed by Brian Slawson. Percussion Ensembles. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 2'00. Tapspace Publications #TSPCE-28. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-28).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-28

Today's percussionists face diverse musical challenges. Understanding odd time signatures is an important step in the development of young players. Odd Duck, arranged by Brian Slawson, is a charming piece written to introduce these younger players to the idea of odd meters--in this case 5/8--and how they can be broken down into groupings of 2 and 3.

The piece stays playful and light, allowing players to focus on becoming comfortable with the rhythms. Once the quartet has warmed up to these rhythms, the ultimate goal is to establish and maintain a natural flow to the performance. This will ensure that our duck will be odd but not clumsy!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

*If needed, both marimba parts may be performed by sharing one 4.3-octave marimba.

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