With the castanets acting as your time keeper, or tapping toe, Tip Toes is a quick, light piece to add to any concert. The construct of the piece gives performers the opportunity to work on listening and balance while keeping the audience engaged with some of the pop-like rhythms they hear on the radio.
Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 4 Level: Medium | Duration: 2:30-3:00
Instrumentation Part 1: Castanets (may double or substitute Woodblock or another wooden instrument)
Part 2: Tambourine (may double or substitute Snare Drum or any kind of shaker)
Part 3: Cajón 1* (may double or substitute any hand drum, like djembe, congas, bongos, etc. or 2 Toms) - needs to produce three contrasting sounds
Part 4: Cajón 2* (may double or substitute any hand drum, like djembe, congas, bongos, etc. or 2 Toms) - needs to produce three contrasting sounds
* Parts 3 & 4 include two versions of the part – one easier and one advanced. Feel free to mix and match as is appropriate for the level of your individual players.
** Like all pieces in the Ignite Series, the instrumentation is flexible for all parts. You may perform with as few as 4 players or with as many as you have in your percussion ensemble.