Advanced marimba techniques: An analysis with musical approaches to performance problems in "West Side Suite", music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, adapted and arranged for unaccompanied marimba by John Serry.

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Title:
Advanced marimba techniques: An analysis with musical approaches to performance problems in "West Side Suite", music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, adapted and arranged for unaccompanied marimba by John Serry.
Author:
Gronemeier, Dean Warren.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This document presents a systematic study of advanced marimba techniques. Although the focus is technically based, special consideration has been taken to present the various topics in a musical setting. This methodology provides the student with a school of marimba playing that deals with the technical and musical aspects of marimba performance simultaneously. Each chapter focuses on a specific technique. A detailed explanation of the technique is given followed by exercises that aid in developing the psycho-motor controls to master the technique. The technique is then applied to musical excerpts which immediately provide the interaction of technical and musical elements. The chapter topics include: mallet permutations; the one-handed, two-mallet roll; octave playing; interval changes; peripheral accuracy; ostinato patterns; polyrhythmic playing; and chorale style playing. The musical excerpts in the body of the paper are taken from John Serry's West Side Suite, an unaccompanied marimba arrangement of music from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
A.Mus.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cook, Gary

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dc.titleAdvanced marimba techniques: An analysis with musical approaches to performance problems in "West Side Suite", music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, adapted and arranged for unaccompanied marimba by John Serry.en_US
dc.creatorGronemeier, Dean Warren.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGronemeier, Dean Warren.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis document presents a systematic study of advanced marimba techniques. Although the focus is technically based, special consideration has been taken to present the various topics in a musical setting. This methodology provides the student with a school of marimba playing that deals with the technical and musical aspects of marimba performance simultaneously. Each chapter focuses on a specific technique. A detailed explanation of the technique is given followed by exercises that aid in developing the psycho-motor controls to master the technique. The technique is then applied to musical excerpts which immediately provide the interaction of technical and musical elements. The chapter topics include: mallet permutations; the one-handed, two-mallet roll; octave playing; interval changes; peripheral accuracy; ostinato patterns; polyrhythmic playing; and chorale style playing. The musical excerpts in the body of the paper are taken from John Serry's West Side Suite, an unaccompanied marimba arrangement of music from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.nameA.Mus.D.en_US
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thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCook, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDietz, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKnott, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMurphy, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKolosick, Timothyen_US
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