Smadbeck, Paul There are 5 products.

Paul Smadbeck was born New York City where he studied drum set and percussion throughout his early school years before beginning his formal music training at Ithaca College where he received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in percussion performance. Inspired by the marimba playing of Leigh Howard Stevens and Gordon Stout, Paul emerged in the late 1970' s as a leading classical marimba soloist in his own right, performing recitals throughout the country. He began writing for the instrument and his collection of etudes and other works quickly became performance favorites and have earned a permanent place in the percussion repertoire worldwide. His works have been recorded over the years by dozens of artists from the U. S., Europe, Australia, and the Far East. Perhaps his best known marimba composition, "Rhythm Song", is arguably among the most popular works ever written for the instrument. In 2010, he premiered his newest marimba composition, "Fernando's Waltz", at the "Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference" at the University of Minnesota.

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  • Paul Smadbeck's Etude #1 for Marimba is great for developing control of small interval rotation. The technical focus of this piece does not over shadow the beautiful and intriguing melodic lines that are constantly present.

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  • Paul Smadbeck's Rhythm Song is one of the most popular solo marimba works of all time and has been re-engraved in a clearer, easier to read and understand, composer-approved edition. Elements of African, Latin, Gamelan and Jazz Fusion. Can be performed as an unaccompanied solo or with any number of doublings in unison or at the octaves....

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  • Paul Smadbeck's Etude No. 2 will help you develop your one handed roll skills. The etude starts out with a undulating permutation that will prepare your hands for a beautifully orchestrated independent roll passage that bleeds into material similar to the opening. This etude is musically and technically challenging. 

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  • Paul Smadbeck's Etude #1 for Marimba is great for developing control of small interval rotation. The technical focus of this piece does not over shadow the beautiful and intriguing melodic lines that are constantly present.

    £ 6.00
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  • Virginia Tate is a very popular work by famous composer Paul Smadbeck. This newer piece, with its gorgeous harmonies and tonal language, is truly a beautiful addition to solo marimba literature. While technically accessible to the intermediate player, advanced players can also enjoy the musical possibilities this piece offers. A 4.6 marimba is...

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