Here’s how you can make use of all those extra percussion instruments lying around in the classroom!

Dear Friend,

I’ve been a percussion teacher for over ten years, and I’ve visited hundreds of schools. In heaps of these schools I’ve found instruments lying around in cupboards and boxes that never get used! Its such a pity that such great instruments get forgotten, and just guitars and drums get played.

I told myself I would never be like that, and I would never allow the instruments to go under-utilized. That was until one day I realized that the only use the concert xylophone was getting was when the guitarist put his case on top of it!

That was the day I decided to write a percussion showcase like no other! I wanted to show off the xylophone, the vibraphone and all the underutilized bits that were around the music room. I wanted to get the percussion ensemble playing something that people would sit up and take notice of, and really showcase these under-utilised instruments.


Caribbean Samba

A Colorful piece of melody and auxiliary percussion instruments!

Caribbean Samba Music Cover

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Have you ever wondered what to do with those extra claves, ago go bells whistles and mixed percussion lying around the classroom? Get them all polished and ready to play for this exciting, light and musically inspiring redition of a Caribbean influenced tune!

Through playing this piece your students will develop new skills on how to play some exciting rhythms on the auxiliary percussion instruments, and they will also develop that innate sense of teamwork to pull of the enhancing dynamics and musical effects.

The Piece opens with a gradual percussion build up – this is a great start for a school percussion ensemble, because all you need is a reliable student to start, and you are sure to be off successfully. It is much more reliable than an “all in” start for some groups.


Caribbean Samba Example number 1

Our happy melody eventually comes in, and in Rondo form this piece continually returns to this theme.

Caribbean Samba Tuned Percussion Example

In this piece three of the tuned percussion players get to really feature, with 16 bar solos. They are written out, or the players can improvise if they wish.

Caribbean Samba Tuned Percussion Example

At the end of each solo there is a short interlude, and interesting interplay between the tuned percussion and the untuned percussion parts.

Caribbean Samba Tuned Percussion Example

There is then a flexible percussion break, which gives you the chance to highlight any untuned percusison players who are shining in the group

Caribbean Samba percussion break example

At the end of the piece the energy shifts up a gear, and the key shifts up a tone! Percussion players are not too familiar with key changes, so this chance to do one is a big hit for most ensembles.

Caribbean Samba key change example

So, if you are looking for something to inspire your ensemble to play their tuned percussion, and to get the all those miscellaneous bits and pieces out with, then this is the one.

You can even incorporate your own instruments, more than just what is in the score.

Included with the piece is:
Full score
Full Set of parts
A compressed score which can be used to conduct from an instrument
Guidelines for choosing appropriate instruments

Bonus Recording

Because I know that in learning this piece a recording is important – it will inspire your students even more. It cost me a lot of money to get it professionally recorded, but I know that it is 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 CD” offer is for a limited time only – so download it now!
The recording on this website is highly compressed – the downloaded version is CD Quality!

But What if my students Don’t like it?

At KT Percussion we are so confident that “Caribbean Samba” 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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At KT Percussion we are dedicated to providing the best musical experiences. If you aren’t sure that your students will LOVE this music then just grab our risk-free offer and download your music today, and watch first hand how it will inspire and enliven your students in your music classes or ensembles.

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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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If you choose to own this piece electronically, not only can you download the score and parts immediately – you will also get a FREE MP3 recording of the piece, so you can hear and demonstrate how the piece comes together.

Recommended Retail Price for this piece is $49.95 – and if you wish you can get it printed for this price if you wish.

When you purchase an electronic copy you can buy it from this website for just $29.95. This is available to you via instant download when you click the button below and pay via paypal or credit card.

Not only can you download the score & parts immediately – you will also get your FREE High Quality MP3 recording of the piece – so that you can implement it straight away.

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When you purchase music from KT Percussion you are purchasing direct from the composer, and so you have automatic instant access to me to ask any questions you like about the instrumentation, rehearsal techniques and any issues to do with the music.

You will get my personal email address, where you can ask me anything you need to about the music!

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So now you have seen how to get out all those dusty instruments with some inspired tuned percussion playing. Your students will have so much fun playing this piece that they wont even realize they are learning!

Try this music out in tomorrows percussion ensemble rehearsal – you’ll be glad you did!

So what are you waiting for – Claim your copy now!

Kevin Tuck
Composer & C.E.O – The Fun Music Company Pty Ltd