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Blue Sly

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

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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.

Blue Sly is professionally printed and bound and ships with a full color cover.

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.

Blue Sly is professionally printed and bound and ships with a full color cover.

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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