Marimba Quartet

Objectives

 Repertoire: Contribute large work for marimba quartet; extend technique and timbre. 

 Meter: Employ metric modulations and relationships to advance larger form. 

 Rhythm: Explore use of rhythmic dissonance for cadential effect and to advance smaller form. 

Listen for

Kempli: Common pulse unifying ensemble and movements

Timbre: Acrylic, latex, cord, and yarn mallets used for color

Technique: Dead-strokes, double-strokes, muting, and virtuosity

Polyrhythms: To create rhythmic dissonance and prepare metric modulations

Harmony: Diatonic modal chords developed into secondal, extended tertian, and quartal/quintal chords

Published by Heartland Marimba Publications

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