LEVEL 1 STEP SKIP RUN

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LEVEL 1 STEP SKIP RUN

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STEP SKIP RUN is fun piece that delights audiences! It is constantly requested by players to be included in rehearsals and performances because it is so enjoyable. STEP SKIP RUN sounds impressive with large ensembles and is a great choice for concerts or performances when you want to create a fun, playful and energetic mood.

AT A GLANCE:

KEY: C major

TIME: 4/4

RHYTHM: basic, dotted quaver and semiquavers used.

TECHNICAL: This piece was designed to be played on multiple marimbas [3-4 standard marimbas and 3 bass] however it still works with a smaller number of instruments  by placing parts on the same marimba at different octaves. If no bass is available, play on a standard marimba at the lower end - if notes are out of range transpose up or down the octave.

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PERFORMANCE/TEACHING NOTES:

STEP SKIP RUN as the name implies is a piece that builds and gets more exciting as it goes along. As players gain confidence, the tempo can be gradually increased so long as the accuracy of rhythms remains.
The first section makes use of simple themes and is contrasted in the second section by a richer and more layered approach. Make full use of the suggested dynamic markings to create a very impressive performance!

A clapping mark is notated on the conductor score - this creates an effective beat and can be created by all players clapping their mallets together on the 3rd beat of each bar when not playing.

From bar 37-60 allow the music to swell with each section folding into the other creating a general crescendo before returning to the first theme at bar 61

STEP SKIP RUN can be varied to suit any ensembles needs without sacrificing the overall effect of the music so feel free to experiment with various positions of parts and see what you can create !

The three bass marimba parts can be played independently or combined according to the number of players available - the piece will still work effectively with only one bass line.

 

 

DOWNLOAD INCLUDES:

Full Conductors Score and Parts for Marimba 1, 2,3,4 and Bass 1,2,3 in traditional notation