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Finley - Blade


By Benjamin Finley

Blade is a multi-percussion solo for abbreviated drum set (snare, tom, kick drum) and 3 metal sounds.  The piece revolves around a central 3-against-4 polyrhythmic pattern, which transforms through metric modulations and instrument placements.  Moving quickly between fast rhythmic patterns and complex polyrhythmic developments, this piece requires strong rudimental skills as well as independence between hands and feet.  


Annotated by Robert McCarthy

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