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Sweet Tooth

for snare drum duo
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 4:05
Personnel: 2 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPCD23-004
Price: $29.00
Item #: TSPCD23-004

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Description

Sweet Tooth by Kyle H. Peters is an energetic and groove-oriented snare drum duet showcasing the many sound possibilities of the instrument. Each player uses a brush in the right hand and a stick in the left to create unique timbral effects. The two snare drums are to be tuned differently in order to hear the rhythmic interplay between them. Peters utilizes an ever-changing meter structure that requires performers to really dig in to find the intended groove. Sweet Tooth is a demanding duet for two players wanting to enhance their musical communication and awareness.

Sweet Tooth ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

2 concert snare drums (tuned slightly differently)

Reviews

This is a fun, 4-minute duet that explores several timbral palettes that can be achieved with a stick, a brush, and a coated snare drum head. This music gives players the opportunity to perform brush sweeps and strikes, along with stick buzz strokes, rimshots, and playing on the rim. Additionally, performers will increase their ability to perform duple-based rhythms, patterns, and figures in conjunction with another player, even as a possible first step into the world of chamber-music performance.

While this music contains rhythmic patterns and grooves that repeat and punctuate phrases, this piece has the character of being through composed, as the nature and overall feel of the music remains the same from beginning to end. Set at a comfortable quarter note = 80, each player carries equal musical weight, as both parts are composed of sixteenth-note and eighth-note based figures that overlap sounds and frequently culminate with unison rhythmic stops.

The appeal of the piece rests on the interesting cohesion of two differently pitched drums (snares off the entire time) that create a rhythmic bed of texture off of which to interject the occasional rimshot, brush accent, brush sweep, or rim click. Once each player gets comfortable with the basic compositional thrust of duple-based patterns, thirty-second-note gestures, and performing with one stick and one brush, the entire duet will come together pretty quickly.

—Joshua D. Smith
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 5, October 2023

Description

Sweet Tooth by Kyle H. Peters is an energetic and groove-oriented snare drum duet showcasing the many sound possibilities of the instrument. Each player uses a brush in the right hand and a stick in the left to create unique timbral effects. The two snare drums are to be tuned differently in order to hear the rhythmic interplay between them. Peters utilizes an ever-changing meter structure that requires performers to really dig in to find the intended groove. Sweet Tooth is a demanding duet for two players wanting to enhance their musical communication and awareness.

Sweet Tooth ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

2 concert snare drums (tuned slightly differently)

Reviews

This is a fun, 4-minute duet that explores several timbral palettes that can be achieved with a stick, a brush, and a coated snare drum head. This music gives players the opportunity to perform brush sweeps and strikes, along with stick buzz strokes, rimshots, and playing on the rim. Additionally, performers will increase their ability to perform duple-based rhythms, patterns, and figures in conjunction with another player, even as a possible first step into the world of chamber-music performance.

While this music contains rhythmic patterns and grooves that repeat and punctuate phrases, this piece has the character of being through composed, as the nature and overall feel of the music remains the same from beginning to end. Set at a comfortable quarter note = 80, each player carries equal musical weight, as both parts are composed of sixteenth-note and eighth-note based figures that overlap sounds and frequently culminate with unison rhythmic stops.

The appeal of the piece rests on the interesting cohesion of two differently pitched drums (snares off the entire time) that create a rhythmic bed of texture off of which to interject the occasional rimshot, brush accent, brush sweep, or rim click. Once each player gets comfortable with the basic compositional thrust of duple-based patterns, thirty-second-note gestures, and performing with one stick and one brush, the entire duet will come together pretty quickly.

—Joshua D. Smith
Percussive Notes
Vol. 61, No. 5, October 2023


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