Great and Small is a programmatic work comprised of two delightful movements for solo keyboard percussion with optional audio accompaniment. These vignettes depict the powerful beasts Leviathan and Behemoth when they were still young, whimsical, and childlike. Deemed ‘’medium-easy” by the publisher, it is appropriate for older middle school or younger high school students andContinue reading “‘Great and Small’ in Percussive Notes”
“Guac is Extra” serves as a fun way to introduce students to the instruments and style of salsa music. John Herndon does a fantastic job of making the style accessible to younger players, as each uses two drums and an accessory instrument. The performance notes indicate the drums to be played with swizzle sticks; however,Continue reading “‘Guac Is Extra’ in Percussive Notes”
I wrote a poem as a boy that held both beauty and some truth, But a line in it is not quite right; I was reasoning like a youth. I wrote I’ll “pay you back for all you’ve done for me” and that’s noble enough, it’s true, But pay you back for all you’ve doneContinue reading “Your Life Is Like A Mirror, Mom”
Here’s an awesome performance of ‘Begin Transmission’ by Murrah High School Percussion Ensemble!