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Kleptomania (duet for marimba & cajón)


Genre: Duet for Marimba & Cajón
# of Players: 2
Level: Medium | Duration: 4:00
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2020

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    Its title derived from the recurrent urge to steal, Kleptomania is a groovy duet for marimba and cajón that "steals" and develops its own ideas throughout.

    Genre: Duet for Marimba & Cajón | # of Players: 2
    Level: Medium | Duration: 4:00

    Marimba [4.3-octave]

    Program Notes
    Kleptomania is defined as a recurrent urge to steal, typically without regard for need or profit. In music, stealing, or more often “borrowing,” is something we do regularly. We copy chord progressions, imitate riffs or licks, and develop new material from existing rhythmic ideas, etc. This duet for marimba and cajón is entirely derived from the blues scale (a very commonly used collection of pitches, particularly in jazz) based on two different roots: F and C. Because the source material is intentionally limited to those two scales, the piece continuously returns to its own melodic ideas for further exploitation, essentially stealing from itself. The two instruments, one melodic and one rhythmic, work in tandem to navigate these recurring and mutating ideas that weave through numerous feels and time signatures.

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