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Blue Sly (Download)

for solo marimba
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 2:25
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPCS21-006DL
Price: $14.00
Item #: TSPCS21-006DL

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Description

Blue Sly, a medium-advanced marimba solo by Chad Floyd, that gets its title from the “sly” movement of the left hand which supports the melody in the right. A rhythmic motive is presented at the beginning and is utilized throughout the piece along with a recurring “sly” melody that varies and intensifies as the piece develops. A sneaky sense of groove is conveyed in the writing, and the performance should be “slyfully” fun.

This solo can also be found in The Blue Book - Volume 3 along with over 40 other solos for snare drum, drum set, mallet keyboard, and timpani.



Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

Solo marimba (low A)

Reviews

This nearly 2½-minute unaccompanied four-mallet marimba solo provides intermediate-level performers with a delightful compound-meter challenge (the opening portion is in 12/8, with a “reflective” 9/8 section contrasting the opening). The overall effect of this solo is one of a moderate compound-meter groove — yet with just the right amount of rhythmic melody, which creates and provides a continuous motion in its presentation.

A superb audio recording of “Blue Sly” is available on the Tapspace website. This solo would be appropriate for the pre-college solo marimbist.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022

Description

Blue Sly, a medium-advanced marimba solo by Chad Floyd, that gets its title from the “sly” movement of the left hand which supports the melody in the right. A rhythmic motive is presented at the beginning and is utilized throughout the piece along with a recurring “sly” melody that varies and intensifies as the piece develops. A sneaky sense of groove is conveyed in the writing, and the performance should be “slyfully” fun.

This solo can also be found in The Blue Book - Volume 3 along with over 40 other solos for snare drum, drum set, mallet keyboard, and timpani.



Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

Solo marimba (low A)

Reviews

This nearly 2½-minute unaccompanied four-mallet marimba solo provides intermediate-level performers with a delightful compound-meter challenge (the opening portion is in 12/8, with a “reflective” 9/8 section contrasting the opening). The overall effect of this solo is one of a moderate compound-meter groove — yet with just the right amount of rhythmic melody, which creates and provides a continuous motion in its presentation.

A superb audio recording of “Blue Sly” is available on the Tapspace website. This solo would be appropriate for the pre-college solo marimbist.

—Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2022


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