Have you ever needed to turn a group of drummers into musicians?
If they all work together then nothing is impossible….. even making the mountains rise!
I’ve been a music teacher for fifteen years, and in that time I’ve had some terrific groups of students – and lots of drummers!
Sometimes drummers have a great deal of energy and confidence, and a great deal of enthusiasm for music – its only a matter of harnessing this in a positive way to stop the drummer becoming your worst nightmare!
I remember vividly the lunchtime rehearsals where the drummers would never ever stop making noise and distracting the rest of the band,.. and it was never a positive thing!
I found that What the drummers needed was a piece that gave them a special understanding about musical concepts – they didn’t understand things like dynamics, good ensemble playing and phrasing clearly enough through the pieces that the rest of the band were doing, and I had to find a subtle way to demonstrate it.
It was then that I came up with the concept of a concert piece that would do all these things – the drummers play the melody, the harmony and the rhythm……. they contribute the complete picture of the piece.
And the Mountains Rising
Inspiring a group of students to work as a team is not always an easy task. This piece is built on the premise that if all the members work together effectively as a group anything can be done – Even making a mountain rise is possible!!
This piece will bring your audiences to their feet with excitement as all the instruments are explored in unique ways. Through carefully written dynamic contrasts and aurally pleasing instrumentation this piece will keep everyone actively involved and watching.
The piece opens with two groups of drummers engaging in a "question and answer" conversation. This almost develops into an argument as the players expand on their musical roles in the piece
This section is followed by the first of the solo sections – featuring a large concert Bass Drum – reminiscent of a large Japanese O-Diako
After a build up at the end of the Bass Drum solo, two high drum soloists take turns and have a “duel” as they exchange musical ideas
Togetherness is very important throughout the piece – as each player in the ensemble has an important role. In these next two examples you can see how the ensemble weaves together, and then combines with a vocal element.
Dynamics play a very important role throughout – and there are sections where the dynamics rule the piece – like this section and the dramatic crescendo to the conclusion which follows
This piece became a "must" in every percussion ensemble that I ever taught at a more advanced level. While it will take some time to work through, you will have your audiences in rapture and the ensemble will love playing it.
But don’t take my word for it – see what others are saying about “Mountains Rising”
Head of Performing Arts
Kings Baptist Grammar School, South Australia
"I purchased "Mountains Rising" a few years ago. I had a group of students perform it with no lights on and they used glow in the dark sticks. It was the highlight of the concert and it had the audience out of their seats instantly. Thanks for writing a great piece. As a result of our success with your piece, I have two friends that I have recommended the piece to. One in Michigan and one in Connecticut. Whether they purchased "Mountains" or not I’m not sure, but if they didn’t, it will be their loss!"
Director of Instrumental Studies
Gerrish-Higgins School District
Included with the piece is:
|Full Set of parts|
|Guidelines for choosing appropriate drums|
|High quality mp3 recording as you have heard on the website, but at CD Quality – Included FREE!|
But What if my students Don’t like it?
At KT Percussion we are so confident that “And the Mountains Rising” will work for you that we are prepared to offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We know that your investment in this piece will be worthwhile for years to come, as it will become essential in your repertoire of performance pieces.
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This is not a 30 day Guarantee, a 60 Day Guarantee, or a 90 Day Guarantee… this is an “If you don’t get results from this music – you don’t pay guarantee!
I don’t worry about the length of time…..If for some reason you are not absolutely thrilled, then just email me, let me know what went wrong and I’ll refund your money!
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Recommended Retail Price for this piece is $49.95 – Please visit one of our dealers, or order or printed option if you would like a printed copy.
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Bonus CD Quality Recording
Because I know that in learning this piece a recording is very useful – the ensemble will get a great head start if they can hear what it is supposed to sound like. It cost me a lot of money to get it professional recorded, but for you I know it will be worth it. This is also a FREE license recording, you can make as many copies as you need for your students!
This special “Free License Recording” offer is for a limited time only – so get it now!
So now you have seen how you can make your next showcase a highlight event. I had to compose the piece to inspire a group, but you don’t have to – you can purchase this piece and download it now at the click of a button!
Download and try it out today with your ensembles, you won’t regret it with this work!
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Composer & C.E.O – The Fun Music Company Pty Ltd
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