This fast, boisterous piece for piano (app. 1 min. 20 sec.) utilizes a drum rudiment (the para-diddle) that should be very familiar to any snare-drum student. The highly dissonant and chromatic A-section is followed by a contrasting modal B-section that echoes sounds of jazz pianists McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea.
Performers should take care to exaggerate accents throughout. Otherwise, the larger pulse gets obscured and the effect is lost. Also pay attention to suggested fingerings for the LH at the end of the B-section. This composition would be a good fit for advanced intermediate students who are tired of playing "pretty" and would like to make some musical noise.
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